Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare launched its Carecom care assist system to the UK care home market in early 2020. Since then, it has become even more vital as the Covid-19 crisis hit and the product was utilised to support care homes to keep residents and staff safe.
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has written to the Chancellor seeking clarity and additional financial support for adult social care staff who are required to shield.
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 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 Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) newest analysis of the health care sector found that Austerity had severely hampered the UK's ability to combat Covid-19
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.
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.
The lockdown has been devastating for many peoples' mental health, especially in care homes where isolation has been amplified. With the R-rate decreasing, care homes which have taken the correct precautions with Covid have been issued new guidance allowing them to begin to open up.
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.
A new Government study has been launched to understand more about the spread of coronavirus in these care homes. Approximately 10,000 people in social care will be given repeat testing.
This Carers Week (8-14 June 2020), Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the role of assistive technology in supporting carers, and how we can keep them visible through offering support and resources.
New research from Tunstall has revealed how potentially life-saving technology is helping older people stay independent at home for up to nine months longer before being transferred into a care home.
A new online platform: Join Social Care, has been launched to fast-track recruitment for adult social care providers. The platform is intended to make it easier for care providers to reach people in their local areas looking to work in the sector.