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Care home visiting January 2022

With restrictions being eased in some situations but maintained in others, it’s difficult to get to the facts of how care home visiting is now being controlled as we enter 2022 in the UK. Here are the latest guidelines that can help. It’s worth revisiting them from time to time or whenever you are concerned […]

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Care home visiting Christmas 2021

After the many heartaches of Christmas 2020, families of relatives living in care homes will have been hoping for a more ‘normal’ approach to visiting this year. Sadly, with the incredibly rapid spread of the latest variant of Covid-19, care homes are taking action again to protect their residents. Reactions are varied amongst homes, with […]

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Who gets the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK when?

We’ve been seeing a priority list for vaccination against Covid-19 circulating for a few weeks. Most of it works simply on age, but with those groups shielding and with ‘underlying health conditions’ added in. What hasn’t always been clear is that people receiving carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly […]

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Eldercare news in June 2020

A roundup of useful services, tips and trends to help you care for your older family and friends. Dementia radio is a hit for all ages Do ethnicity and belief mean greater risk for coronavirus? Local authority and social care ombudsman back online Vaccines and who should get them Why we should keep the toilet […]

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