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At Friends of the Elderly’s Little Bramingham Farm care home in Luton, Bedfordshire, the care team has been celebrating Blanche Fromenton’s milestone 101st Birthday with gifts, balloons, cards and a special birthday afternoon tea treat in the home’s beautiful tea room with her family and care home friends. 

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A nurse looking after Crewe residents is encouraging people to consider the numerous professional pathways available in the care sector, having built her own successful career in the field after ‘falling into’ a job caring for others. 

Jane Hughes, 35, never thought she would dedicate her life to nursing older people at dementia care specialist, Belong Crewe. But over a decade ago, fresh from finishing a degree reading Criminology and Psychology, she unwittingly embarked on what would turn out to be the first day of a fulfilling vocation. 

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At AASOG Education and Training we are an Awarding Body and Ofqual recognised accredited Further Education training provider.

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If you are one of the millions of people affected by incontinence, you will know that choosing the right product is absolutely vital for your comfort and security. Whether you are looking for disposable or washable items, pads or briefs, mattress or seat protection, we specialise in supplying a range of high quality continence care products to help with toileting, bathing and other aspects of day-to-day life.

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Limbkeepers are non-compression knitted sleeves, a new solution helping to protect fragile, thinning skin on arms, hands, and legs from abrasion, skin tears and bruising. These versatile products, which help reduce injuries, allow for continued daily activities, and help to maintain quality of life and independence. 

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Manfred Sauer UK Ltd, are delighted to announce the launch of two new single use catheters. One for male/paediatric use and the other solely for females. They are available to order on prescription now, or if you would like a sample, please get in touch.

 

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Cleaning can be a time-consuming and arduous task but ultimately a necessary one, especially when it comes to the private and public care and nursing facilities. Regular cleaning is essential in these settings with visitors and residents of such accommodations demanding the highest levels of hygiene and requiring a certain visual standard for their own piece of mind. But with so many surfaces, areas and high-volume touch points to clean, along with caring for individuals. Staff need an easy and straight forward product range to make cleaning efficient.

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Leading care provider, Meallmore Ltd has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Accreditation.
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At The Lawn, the Alton-based residential care home run by charity Friends of the Elderly, resident Donald Swann, OBE had a wonderful day celebrating his milestone 100th birthday. Donald, who has been a resident for nearly two years, marked his Centenarian Day in style with a delicious birthday lunch with his son, Ian. Following lunch, Donald continued the celebrations at The Lawn care home, enjoying a special birthday cake and a fun afternoon chatting and reminiscing with the care team and friends about his extraordinary life. 

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These are the words of a Limon Attire customer, Alexandra, about their specially designed Dining drApron® from Limon Attire.

The rest of her note read - "I can't tell you the difference it has made at mealtimes! We have no more arguments, nothing has seeped through, comes up brilliantly and, most importantly, Mum can put it on herself! Until Mum fell ill, never did I think an apron could be game changing but I do now! Sometimes it really is the little things in life."

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Friends of the Elderly, the charity which runs care homes, day care services and a grant giving service for older people living on low incomes throughout England, has launched its 2021 Winter Warmth Appeal as part of its ongoing commitment to put the care, mental and physical health and wellbeing of older people at the heart of all its activities particularly during this especially lonely and cold time of year.

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Over half (52%) of healthcare workers have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination at work, while 48% have witnessed it – according to a recent study conducted by Culture Shift

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It is important to remember that the risk of urinary incontinence increases with age but is not an inevitable part of ageing. It is estimated that more than 50% of residents in long-term care settings are affected by incontinence and in many cases, it is associated with embarrassment and reduced quality of life.

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