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How do care providers achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating?

The provision of exceptional care is needed for any care provider to be rated Outstanding. In this article for The Guardian, Kim Thomas talks to owners and managers of care homes to find out how they went about achieving their Outstanding award.When Maggie Candy became manager of Marlborough Court in south London in January 2012, the(…)

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Carers get the right to stay with dementia patients in hospital

  Back in January we publicised an article by Nicci Gerrard, one of the founders of John’s Campaign, to lend our support to the battle to give carers the right to be able to stay alongside those with dementia, night and day as needed, during hospital stays. You can read her heartfelt words about her(…)

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Essential reading… “DEMENTIA- The One Stop Guide”

Professor June Andrews has a well earned reputation for her work in the fields of social care and dementia. As Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre based at the University of Stirling, she has done much to raise awareness and improve understanding of the difficulties faced by those dealing with dementia, and in Dementia-(…)

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How to fund residential care?

How to pay for care is a major cause of concern for many families facing an uncertain future when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or one of the other form of dementia. Help towards funding for residential care may be available, but it is means tested and the qualifying criteria can be complex.(…)

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