The daily struggle to balance the personal with the professional, the despair with the optimism, and the reality with the hopes for the future is the message being received from carers on the frontline writes Daniel Casson, Digital Advisor to Care England.
Tunstall Healthcare has won the ‘Leading Innovators in Assisted Living Technology 2020’ award at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and the ‘Best Non-Clinical Equipment, Product or Service Supplier’ for its nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom, in the Care Home Awards 2020.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our health and social care services, with the landscape fundamentally changing as we progress into the future.
A new £558 million fund for follow-on care has been announced to help patients who have been discharged from hospital. The funding will cover the cost of adult social care or the immediate costs of domiciliary care for those returning home.
A new report from the ONS suggests that there will be an additional strain on formal care in the next 25 years as there is an increase in the number of childless women needing greater care as they live for longer.
The Government has announced the roll-out of a new “on-the-spot" swab and DNA test which will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
Covid-19 has "ravaged" care homes after they were "effectively thrown to the wolves”, says the cross-party Public Accounts Committee in its latest report criticising the Government's inaction on social care during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What next for social care is one of the biggest questions the UK faces today. Dan Male, Editor of Integrated Care Journal, assesses the key challenges in the social care sector and asks what the future might hold.
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group have enlisted the support of healthcare technology from Tunstall Healthcare to help protect residents, staff and clinicians in 34 of the town’s care homes.