Exercise equals quality of life

Exercise equals quality of life

  In my line of work there are many times when I find myself telling patients the same things over and over again. Medical advice aside, there are numerous instructions that I dish out which would be classes as common sense or general advice – yet unsurprisingly they still go unheeded. I was hardly surprised [...]

No help in sight: restrictions on cataract treatment affect elderly

No help in sight: restrictions on cataract treatment affect elderly

As we grow older, there are a few basic things we expect, one of them being sufficient healthcare and support. Unfortunately a recent report I read on The Daily Mail has suggested that this expectation is one that has failed to be met with thousands of elderly people losing their sight due to restrictions of [...]

Life or death: should elderly be given the right to decide how it ends?

Life or death: should elderly be given the right to decide how it ends?

In my line of work I often encounter individuals who have given up the fight when it comes to battling debilitating and degenerative conditions and I ask myself whether this is right. I’m a firm believer that you should do everything within your power to preserve and protect life but what about extenuating circumstances when [...]

The problem with age...

The problem with age…

Ageing is a process which we must all go through, but that doesn’t mean it’s something we enjoy. After working with the elderly for many years I’ve seen some of the struggles you face firsthand and must admit that I’ve recently begun to identify some of them within myself. You might think that I’m talking [...]

Care in the community: social workers lie to get care for elderly patients

Care in the community: social workers lie to get care for elderly patients

Have you ever watched an elderly woman struggle down the street and wondered why she hasn’t got a walking aid to help her or contemplated why the elderly gentleman next door to you doesn’t get any help with the tasks he’s clearly beginning to find difficult around the home? Well, according to a recent story [...]

Elderly care homes to get stricter monitoring

Elderly care homes to get stricter monitoring

In my line of work, quality of care is always important – no matter what patients you’re dealing with. Understandably, some cases are more difficult and demanding with other and whilst a rewarding career, there are times when we would all appreciate an easy day’s work. This is especially true when dealing with the elderly [...]

Celeb mobility madness: Charlie Dimmock admits she’ll use stairlift in old age

Celeb mobility madness: Charlie Dimmock admits she’ll use stairlift in old age

Why is it that celebrities always seem to be eternally youthful? Even those in the senior age brackets somehow manage to retain the vitality and appearance of someone much younger and you rarely hear of a celebrity resorting to the use of a mobility aid to get themselves around (or at least I don’t).    [...]

Elderly healthcare goes virtual in USA

Elderly healthcare goes virtual in USA

They say that the world is in a constant state of progression with technology driving us forward into the modern age. Few of us have any doubts over the validity of this statement but recently I was reminded of just how far gadgets and technology can take us. In my job, elderly care is something [...]

Will Hunt’s elderly care plans actually work?

Will Hunt’s elderly care plans actually work?

As a nurse, I’m routinely met with proposals and suggestions on how healthcare can be improved for patients – especially those considered the most vulnerable such as the elderly. Whilst there are plenty of good ideas out there, putting them into practice is not always as easy as you might expect and this is where [...]

Ignorance is bliss? Unaware senior citizens leave £5.5 billion of benefits unclaimed

Ignorance is bliss? Unaware senior citizens leave £5.5 billion of benefits unclaimed

Today’s news headlines are filled with stories about Britain’s stagnant economy. According to one report I read it is “flat-lining” once again and this means just one thing for us workers – more cut backs. In my job as a nurse, I often come across people who have felt the negative effects of stunted financial [...]