A recent BBC investigation has released a shocking statistic that fraudsters scammed nearly 49,000 older people (aged 60 and over) across the UK in the past year, the equivalent to almost six reports every hour. Perhaps most pertinent, is the fact that 1,140 of those victims were aged over 90 and 13 were over 100. This article provides guidance for homecare workers on spotting potential fraudulent activity within a service user's home.
Here at Medacs Healthcare, we like to take the time to understand our care workers - what motivates them, their challenges and their reasons for getting in to care. In this article we interview Karline Jones, a care worker in South East London, to find out why she loves providing care.
The typical day of a care worker is very diverse, with no two care packages the same. To highlight the differences between care requirements and to show how a care worker must adapt to each service user, we’ve interviewed Francesca Papantoniou, a care worker of seven years.
When we grow older, our bodies become less proficient at adapting to hot or cold weather. Not being able to adjust so efficiently can lead to health problems, sometimes serious, which is why it’s so important to take care of those who are more vulnerable during colder climates. This article offers homecare workers some top tips to ensure that they keep service users safe, warm and away from ill health.
As we get older, weaker and start to lose contact with those that are close to us, we depend more on social interaction to prevent loneliness. This article highlights why communication is so important in homecare and suggests ways in which homecare workers can aid the prevention of isolation.
In 2009, Lindsay joined the Medacs Healthcare, Homecare team in Manchester where she works as a stabilise and make safe (SAMS) care worker. Now, following nine years’ of service within the team, we caught up with Lindsay to ask her about the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job.
Following a short period within a role she found unfulfilling, Linda discovered homecare. This is Linda’s story…
On the 10 July 2018, the NHS Improvement and NHS England issued a letter to all acute trust CEO’s and medical directors on a high vigilance restriction period regarding vaginal mesh. The correspondence details a pause in the use of the surgical mesh / tape with immediate effect, with trusts requiring to support patients affected. Please see the letter in full here...
It's the birthday week of our beloved NHS! What better way to inject even more fun into the ‘Big 7Tea’ fundraising office parties that are happening across our UK offices than with a general knowledge quiz all about the NHS?! Everyone’s welcome to take part — staff, candidates and clients alike! To join in the fun, pick a quiz-master and get them to either: Download the quiz questions (only PDF), print and distribute among your group for a classic quiz experience, or, to save paper, copy and paste the questions on this page and email to your group...
This year, the NHS announced that it was going to be investing £2.4 billion a year into general practice from now until 2021. With this, the UK will be recruiting at least 2,000 qualified overseas doctors into GP practices. But the availability of GP jobs and money aren’t the only reasons why there’s never been a better time to work in the UK as a family doctor.This year, the NHS announced that it was going to be investing £2.4 billion a year into general practice from now until 2021. With this, the UK will be recruiting at least 2,000 qualified overseas doctors into GP practices. But the availability of GP jobs and money aren’t the only reasons why there’s never been a better time to work in the UK as a family doctor.
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