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Current NICE consultations | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

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Myself and the team at NCCSC would really appreciate your comments for the first social guideline on home care for the social care sector

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Service users and carers help draw up homecare blueprint

Service users and carers help draw up homecare blueprint | Home Care | Scoop.it
Practitioners, carers and service users are helping the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence write guidance for improving homecare
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Elderly care at home costs double

Elderly care at home costs double | Home Care | Scoop.it
The amount of money being spent by Scottish councils providing personal care for elderly people in their own home doubles in eight years.
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Councils spending more on home care - The Courier

Councils spending more on home care - The Courier | Home Care | Scoop.it
BBC News Councils spending more on home care The Courier The average amount of care received per person has also risen by more than an hour over the period, from 6.9 hours to 8.2 hours, suggesting that people receiving care at home have increasing...
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What good homecare services look like

What good homecare services look like | Home Care | Scoop.it
Andrea Sutcliffe shares examples of best practice, provides a roundup of Scie's homecare resources and reveals why it's the small things that make a difference
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20% of social care workers 'on zero hour contracts' - ITV News

20% of social care workers 'on zero hour contracts' - ITV News | Home Care | Scoop.it
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A fifth of workers in the social care sector are employed on zero contract hours. Credit: ngelika Warmuth/DPA/Press Association Images.
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Robots to be introduced into homes to help people with dementia live independently

Robots to be introduced into homes to help people with dementia live independently | Home Care | Scoop.it
Robots to be introduced into homes to help people with dementia live independently
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Robots in the home

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Social care training bodies concerned at pressures on care staff highlighted in CQC report

Social care training bodies concerned at pressures on care staff highlighted in CQC report | Home Care | Scoop.it
Social care training bodies concerned at pressures on care staff highlighted in CQC report
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Government struggling to win confidence on Personal Independence Payments - Home Care

Government struggling to win confidence on Personal Independence Payments - Home Care | Home Care | Scoop.it
Home Care Government struggling to win confidence on Personal Independence Payments Home Care New policy will see the Disability Living Allowance replaced with a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment, designed to achieve a more...

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Homecare: service users deserve quality care that ensures dignity

Homecare: service users deserve quality care that ensures dignity | Home Care | Scoop.it
Councils are too often commissioning homecare on the basis of cost, having a devastating effect on vulnerable people, says Janet Morrison
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Norman Lamb talks about the Homecare Innovation Challenge - video

Norman Lamb talks about the Homecare Innovation Challenge - video | Home Care | Scoop.it
Norman Lamb, Minister for Care and Support explains why the Homecare Innovation Challenge is so important
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What can we do to improve care in the home?

What can we do to improve care in the home? | Home Care | Scoop.it
At its worst, the current system encourages neglect and poor care. But we need help to spread great homecare across the UK, writes Norman Lamb
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Norman Lamb launches the homecare hub

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Home Health Care: You Need To Know

There are all sorts of benefits of home health care services, so if you are not aware of any of the specifics about what it takes, what it costs, or what it is, feel free to keep reading and we will go over some of the basics so that you understand how it all works in context. If you've never heard the phrase home health care, you may have heard it described as something else, including social care, home care, domiciliary care, or something along the lines of formal care. These are all titles that are interchangeable among the same topic of discussion, unless there is some other type of specialty involved. Home health care specifically deals with licensed professionals. These are licensed health care specialists who have gone through all of the regulated training sessions in order to be put on a list of people that can practice medicine. This is an important distinction because there are other types of care that do not require this license. So the people you will meet who are on this short list of licensed healthcare professionals include social workers with medical experience, physical therapist with medical experience, licensed and registered nurses, and dietitians who understand the special needs of people with medical issues. As opposed to this, there is something not called home health care but in the same realm which deals more with the social aspects of people, and is taken into consideration when nonmedical or custodial services are required. This is a separate category, so make sure you treated independently when you are considering which agency or service to hire. And have you stopped to consider why you have chosen home health care in the first place? Chances are it's because you're not ready to actually send a loved one away. Home health care is the practical option instead of a hospital or nursing home, where great care will still be taken care of the person who means some type of special attention. It's impossible to tell exactly how much home health care is going to cost until you know the specifics of your situation. Depending on location, insurance rates, and the condition of the person, these factors could be all over the place, so you won't know until later. Home health care is definitely something you should consider for your family or loved ones, or something that they should consider for you if you are getting on in years. It will probably become more popular in the coming years as people are more interested in keeping their family around, rather than sending them away. I enjoy writing about lots of health-related topics. To learn more, here's a great Website for more information!


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There are all sorts of benefits of home health care services, so if you are not aware of any of the specifics about what it takes, what it costs, or what it is, feel free to keep reading and we will go over some of the basics so that you understand how it all works in context. If you've never heard the phrase home health care, you may have heard it described as something else, including social care, home care, domiciliary care, or something along the lines of formal care. These are all titles that are interchangeable among the same topic of discussion, unless there is some other type of specialty involved. Home health care specifically deals with licensed professionals. These are licensed health care specialists who have gone through all of the regulated training sessions in order to be put on a list of people that can practice medicine. This is an important distinction because there are other types of care that do not require this license. So the people you will meet who are on this short list of licensed healthcare professionals include social workers with medical experience, physical therapist with medical experience, licensed and registered nurses, and dietitians who understand the special needs of people with medical issues. As opposed to this, there is something not called home health care but in the same realm which deals more with the social aspects of people, and is taken into consideration when nonmedical or custodial services are required. This is a separate category, so make sure you treated independently when you are considering which agency or service to hire. And have you stopped to consider why you have chosen home health care in the first place? Chances are it's because you're not ready to actually send a loved one away. Home health care is the practical option instead of a hospital or nursing home, where great care will still be taken care of the person who means some type of special attention. It's impossible to tell exactly how much home health care is going to cost until you know the specifics of your situation. Depending on location, insurance rates, and the condition of the person, these factors could be all over the place, so you won't know until later. Home health care is definitely something you should consider for your family or loved ones, or something that they should consider for you if you are getting on in years. It will probably become more popular in the coming years as people are more interested in keeping their family around, rather than sending them away. I enjoy writing about lots of health-related topics. To learn more, here's a great Website for more information!

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The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken

The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken | Home Care | Scoop.it
The majority of homecare workers are immigrants who do a great job, but care work needs to be a more attractive and credible career option
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Most councils not paying the recommended minimum fee for home care, report finds

Most councils not paying the recommended minimum fee for home care, report finds | Home Care | Scoop.it
A number of reports issued in the past week are contributing to a picture of a home care workforce that is underfunded and overstretched
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Amara McClusky Joins myCNAjobs to Help Homecare Agencies Hire More ... - PR Web (press release)

Amara McClusky Joins myCNAjobs to Help Homecare Agencies Hire More ... - PR Web (press release) | Home Care | Scoop.it
Amara McClusky Joins myCNAjobs to Help Homecare Agencies Hire More ...
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Survey: tell us how you think homecare can be improved

Survey: tell us how you think homecare can be improved | Home Care | Scoop.it
The 'homecare innovation challenge' invites professionals, service users and their family and friends to offer their views on improving system
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Home Instead Senior Care - Team effort wins Gold award for Home Instead – Message from Trevor Brocklebank, CEO - The world's leading domiciliary care company.

Home Instead Senior Care - Team effort wins Gold award for Home Instead – Message from Trevor Brocklebank, CEO - The world's leading domiciliary care company. | Home Care | Scoop.it
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Charities slam proposal to cut North Yorkshire social care (From The ...

Charities slam proposal to cut North Yorkshire social care (From The ... | Home Care | Scoop.it
CHARITIES have condemned proposals to cut care for thousands of people in North Yorkshire needing support for basic tasks such as washing or preparing meals.
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Day in the life of ... a homecare worker

Day in the life of ... a homecare worker | Home Care | Scoop.it
Vincenzo Chessa, who works for Sevacare, on job satisfaction and making his clients laugh
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From the inside!

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Research shows big differences in indicative and final personal budget causing more work for social workers | Home Care Direct

Research shows big differences in indicative and final personal budget causing more work for social workers | Home Care Direct | Home Care | Scoop.it
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Link to journal article

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Care change aims to help more live at home

Care change aims to help more live at home | Home Care | Scoop.it
HELPING more people live at home in their later years is at the centre of how Swansea Council wants to deliver social care.The authority says it is starting to transform its adult social services as a...

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Press Statement from the Homecare Summit 12th June

Press Statement from the Homecare Summit 12th June | Home Care | Scoop.it
Leaders in home care will tomorrow attend a summit on how to tackle a "system which incentivises poor care, low wages and neglect" called by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb
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'Woefully inadequate homecare presents a massive challenge'

'Woefully inadequate homecare presents a massive challenge' | Home Care | Scoop.it
Government summit hears that reform is needed to reverse 'race to the bottom' on care amid budget squeeze and ageing population
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Homecare Summit

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Care at home is crying out for personalisation – so let's give it

Care at home is crying out for personalisation – so let's give it | Home Care | Scoop.it
Even in austere times, it's possible to deliver an individualised and flexible service that can hugely improve quality of life , says Sam Bennett
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More choice, more involvement a personalised service for dignity

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