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Springhill Home Care Group: Three Care Home Workers at Hillcroft nursing home Guilty ov... - 2 views

http://news.springhillcaregroup.net/2013/12/12/springhill-home-care-group-three-care-home-workers-at-hillcroft-nursing-home-guilty-over-abuse/ Three care workers at Lancashire home care have been ...

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Springhill Home Care Group Honoring Special Diets during the Holidays - 1 views

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    We are used to a tradition of flooding of food during holidays, eggnog on Christmas, stuffing on Thanksgiving, or latkes on Hanukkah. A get together without food, that won't do. The holidays are traditionally a time for big meals with predictable main courses and side dishes, but for those with dietary restrictions, each meal brings a challenge.

    Sofie McConnaughay owner of a skin care studio that caters to people with allergies and sensitivities in Boise, Idaho said, "There is an old family dinner roll recipe that is completely out of the question for me." And she added, "It's sad, because they're my favorite part of the holiday meal experience!"

    Many people are on strict diet and among these is Ms. McConnaughay who must stick with a gltuen-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and more-even during this festive time of year. "Special diets can really effect people over the holidays," said Christie Korth, a holistic nutritionist and Founder and CEO of Happy and Healthy Wellness, Inc. She is also the author of "The IBD (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Healing Plan and Recipe Book" (IBD is an acronym for).

    Mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, or steamed vegetables with butter, these food may sound safe but Ms. Korth pointed out that these can be no-no's for many special diets. "The way around it is to make sure you bring yummy dishes to your family celebration and enjoy your own food," she said. "What I have found is in many families while there may be some resistance to a special diet in the beginning, over time there are family members that are very accommodating to dietary restrictions."

    Ms. McConnaughay's solution so that the family wouldn't miss out on something they love to eat yearly, she has been to keep making the dinner rolls she loves for everyone to eat and enjoy. "I also bring fresh, homemade butter
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Springhill Home Care Group: Mid-life stress 'precedes dementia' - 1 views

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    Springhill Home Care Group: Mid-life stress 'precedes dementia'

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    Current evidence suggest the best ways to reduce the risk of dementia are to eat a balanced diet, take regular exercise, not smoke, and keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check" - Dr Simon Ridley Alzheimer's Research UK

    According to the latest research, women who suffer from a lot of stress in middle age may increase their risk of developing dementia in later life. Furthermore the study says that mid-life stress may increase a woman's risk of developing dementia.

    Eight hundred women were subjected to study and they have found out that those who had to cope with events such as divorce or bereavement were more likely to get Alzheimer's decades later.

    BMJ Open reports says, the more stressful events there were, the higher the dementia risk became.

    According to the study authors, stress hormones may be to blame, triggering harmful alterations in the brain.

    Many changes in the body is caused by stressed hormones, it can also affect many things like blood pressure and blood sugar control.

    And they can remain at high levels many years after experiencing a traumatic event, Dr Lena Johansson and colleagues explain.

    However they also claim that they need more work to verify their findings and determine whether the same stress and dementia link might also occur in men.

    The study went like this, the women underwent a battery of tests and examinations when they were in either their late 30s, mid-40s or 50s, and then again at regular intervals over the next four decades.

    One in four women said at some part in the start of the study that they had experienced at least one stressful event, such as widowhood or unemployment.

    A comparable proportion had suffered at least two stressful events, whereas one in five had experienced at least three. The remaining women had either experienced more than this or none.

    Four hundred twenty five of the women died and 153
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Springhill Care Group | South Korean hospital won't transfer American home until $40K b... - 1 views

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    Springhill Care Group | South Korean hospital won't transfer American home until $40K bill is paid

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    Sean Jones family ask for donations for the young English teacher who has the rare brain disease anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, can continue treatment in the United States.

    According to the reports, the American teacher Sean Jones was treated for a rare brain disease in South Korea is unable to return home until his nearly-$40,000 hospital bill is paid

    The family of an American man stuck in a South Korean hospital is requesting for donations to bring him home.

    Since May, the young teacher Sean Jones from Oklahoma City, has been hospitalized with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes swelling in the brain.

    Reports says that Yonsei University Severance Hospital in Seoul refuses to release him after his bill of nearly $40,000 is paid while Jones' family wants him transferred to an American hospital for continued treatment

    Friends and family have set up a Facebook page and a Giveforward.com account to raise money for medical costs. So far they have raised about three-quarters of the goal, Sean's mother, LaTanya Dodd, told The Korea Herald.

    "I really don't know if they can legally hold him here. If they can't legally do so, he will be going," said Dodd, who came to South Korea in July to care for her son, to the paper. "They won't care for him anymore, and that's what I'm worried about. Is that going to affect the whole outcome - just sitting here waiting?"

    Family members said Jones was moved to a group room and suffers from bedsores due to a lack of care.

    The fresh college grad, portrayed as outgoing and passionate about education, had been teaching English in Hwajung for almost a year when he started experiencing headaches and hallucinations.

    He was prescribed by the doctor, antidepressants and was advised to rest but his conditioned worsened. He was admitted t
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Springhill Care Group Labor Group fights for better pay for Home Care Workers - 1 views

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    Springhill Care Group Labor Group fights for better pay for Home Care Workers

    Americans live longer base from the statistics, thus making the population age and as it ages the need for home care workers will grow significantly. According to the Bureau of Labor Standards, the Home Care Workforce will grow from 1.7 Million to 2.6 million in 2018, but the people caring for seniors in their homes earn on average less than 10 dollars an hour and many do not get benefits. A number of those workers assembled at the Food and Medicine Headquarters in Brewer Thursday to encourage their Senators to make it a priority to improve pay, benefits and training for this growing workforce.

    Helen Hanson stood at a podium from her huddling under the tent and shared her financial struggles during her work as a home care worker.

    "My bills are paid but when the oil tank is down do I pay the mortgage or do I spend 350 dollars to put 100 gallons in the oil tank," she said.

    Although Hanson loves going into peoples' homes to care for them she couldn't make the ends meet. So instead, she went to work at a rehab facility as a certified nurse and she got better pay and benefits. This kind of problem is one example of a nationwide concern.

    "We have 3 million direct care health workers in the country right now and we're projecting 27 million seniors by 2050," Pointed out Reverend Mark Doty, one of those gathered at the Food and Medicine Rally. The pro workers group had a stage demonstration where they showed how hard their work is. The demonstration is even complete with a juggler to show how complicated it is for home care workers to juggle their responsibilities. Everything is happening while caring for a growing number of seniors and finding an easy solution may be a juggling act too. The issue becomes how to pay for a better wage for them after all agree that home care workers should be paid well.
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Victims Targeted Under Guise of Obamacare - 1 views

http://ambrociabanks.soup.io/post/331735693/Victims-Targeted-Under-Guise-of-Obamacare LAS VEGAS - What you don't know can hurt you when it comes to the hundreds of scams circulating about the Aff...

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Meaningful Ways of Honoring the Veterans of the Korean War - 1 views

http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/22669-meaningful-ways-of-honoring-the-veterans-of-the-korean-war.html This past weekend was the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the K...

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Labor Group fights for better pay for Home Care Workers - 1 views

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    http://news.springhillcaregroup.net/2013/05/14/labor-group-fights-for-better-pay-for-home-care-workers/

    Americans live longer base from the statistics, thus making the population age and as it ages the need for home care workers will grow significantly. According to the Bureau of Labor Standards, the Home Care Workforce will grow from 1.7 Million to 2.6 million in 2018, but the people caring for seniors in their homes earn on average less than 10 dollars an hour and many do not get benefits. A number of those workers assembled at the Food and Medicine Headquarters in Brewer Thursday to encourage their Senators to make it a priority to improve pay, benefits and training for this growing workforce.
    Helen Hanson stood at a podium from her huddling under the tent and shared her financial struggles during her work as a home care worker.
    "My bills are paid but when the oil tank is down do I pay the mortgage or do I spend 350 dollars to put 100 gallons in the oil tank," she said.
    Although Hanson loves going into peoples' homes to care for them she couldn't make the ends meet. So instead, she went to work at a rehab facility as a certified nurse and she got better pay and benefits. This kind of problem is one example of a nationwide concern.
    "We have 3 million direct care health workers in the country right now and we're projecting 27 million seniors by 2050," Pointed out Reverend Mark Doty, one of those gathered at the Food and Medicine Rally. The pro workers group had a stage demonstration where they showed how hard their work is. The demonstration is even complete with a juggler to show how complicated it is for home care workers to juggle their responsibilities. Everything is happening while caring for a growing number of seniors and finding an easy solution may be a juggling act too. The issue becomes how to pay for a better wage for them after all agree that home care workers should be paid well.
    Vickie Purgavie, executive director of the Home Care a
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Patient Outcomes Improve Under Single Home Health Aides - 1 views

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    According to a recent study by SAGE Publications, individuals receiving home health services stand to experience better outcomes if cared for by the same aide day in and day out.

    According to the study Continuity in the Provider of Home Health Aide Services and the Likelihood of Patient Improvement in Activities of Daily Living, patients who see the same home health aide across a series of visits have a higher likelihood of improving in various activities of daily living (ADLs) compared to patients whose care is provided by multiple aides.

    Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is a large, urban, non-profit Medicare certified home health agency. Base from their studies, they found that individuals who were cared for continuously by the same aide had a 93% chance of improving their ADLs.

    Those who experienced low-continuity of care were roughly 14%-15% hardly to recover their ADLs involving home health admission and discharge than persons who were constantly visited by the similar aide. Those who experienced low-continuity of care is implying to care was spread out among a variety of aides over the course of a home health service period.

    Furthermore of note in the report, cases where patients had moderate-continuity did not considerably fluctuate from higher permanence cases in their likelihood of ADL development.

    Researchers note that the odds of improvement among cases with high continuity are greater than those for low continuity even if a greater part of cases in the study's populace enhanced in the figure and severity of ADLs between admission and discharge.

    "Ideally, patients should receive services from a single aide over the entire period of home care," writes the study's lead author David Russell, Ph.D, Center for Home Care Policy & Research at VNSNY. "However, a number of staffing constraints and operational obstacles often presen
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Springhill Care Group: Cost and Coverage of Home Care - 1 views

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    Nursing home is a home combined with skilled nursing care, rehabilitative care, medical services, personal care, and recreation in a supervised and environment. letting your love ones stay in the nursing home may be hardest decision but choosing the right home will be next hardest. Entering the nursing home doesn't mean that the family involvement ends, instead it is their responsibility to make sure that the home care provides good care.

    Remember the following when choosing the best home care:

    * Have a discussion with the loved one who will be living there. This will aid in adjusting to the major life change about to occur.
    * Work together with other family members and inquire for help in finding the best nursing home.
    * Be in touch with doctors, nurses, or any other health professionals or social workers who care for your loved one.
    * Chat with some nursing home employees, especially assistants since they give most of the care.
    * Solicit a pastor or rabbi for guidance.
    * Contact the long-term care ombudsman.


    People often think that home care is expensive and yes nursing home care can be expensive. It can differ widely depending on where you live but often the average cost is more than $50,000 a year and rising. Sadly, employee health insurance does not pay for nursing home care. A great number of nursing home residents, about a third of its population, pay all of their nursing home expenses from their own funds. Long stay in a home care can consume all your or your loved one's savings fast. There are many who exhaust their finances after just six months. And about a five percent of them buys long-term care insurance, which covers the cost of a nursing home or other extended care.

    Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older persons and some younger ones with disabilities, pays for short-term nursing home stays but the rest, about two-thirds, are from the Medicaid.
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Springhill Care Group: Know when you Need the Help of Home Care - 1 views

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    It is normal for aging people to have a physical and mental decline and it happens in varying rates and this varying case sometimes needs a higher level of support. Those elderly who chooses to stay at their own home for as long as possible need somebody to constantly assess whether they are actually coping. And their children should do so but if the children live in a very far place this cant be possible so they need to assign somebody who is in regular contact with them to do the monitoring. But how can you determine if they need to be transferred to home care?

    Forgetfulness about household matters, it is sometimes normal but if it can costs their lives it is about time.

     Going out and leaving the house unlocked
     Losing keys and valuables
     Stoves and ovens not turned off
     Failure to place trash cans out for collection
     Newspapers lying uncollected on the front lawn
     Uncollected mail spilling out of the letter box
     Household chores not attended to
     The yard not kept tidy
     Inability to care for the needs of a pet

    Lack of attention to personal care, if they let go of this they already need help.

     Clothes not laundered as frequently as necessary
     Inability to match colors when dressing
     Dressing in inappropriate clothing for the time of day
     Failure to keep scheduled medical appointments
     Medication not being taken
     A refrigerator containing mostly contaminated and unusable food
     Weight loss due to illness or lack of proper dietary intake

    Outdoor safety, if they are being a risk to themselves and to others it is time to get help.

     Driving ability likely to cause accidents
     Wandering around the neighborhood aimlessly
     Getting lost
     Forgetting where they live

    Inability to manage personal affairs

     Bills that are unpaid
     Leaving cash lying around the home
     Losing money
     Not getting to the bank to obtain cash for necessary purchases
     Losing checkbooks and other documents

    Decline
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Home Care Group Springhill Blog Reviews Elderly - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums - 0 views

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    Prescriptions for psychotropic drugs, including those sometimes referred to as the "chemical cosh", soar amongst elderly people who are admitted to residential care homes, a new study shows.

    The study, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looks at the prescribing of drugs to calm anxiety and sedate, as well as the antipsychotics which are supposed to be prescribed for severe mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and only for dementia as a last resort.

    The researchers, from Queen's University Belfast, carried out the study using information from the Northern Ireland prescribing database relating to over 250,000 people over the age of 65, but, they say, the pattern they found holds good for the whole of the UK.

    They discovered that only 1.1% of elderly people living in the community in their own homes or with relatives were taking an antipsychotic - the so-called "chemical cosh" drugs, which the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warns are not appropriate for most people with dementia.
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Home Care Group Springhill Blog Reviews: Technology helps elderly to stay at home - 1 views

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    There's no place like home - especially when it comes to helping older people and those with care needs to maintain their wellbeing and independence within their communities. This is why there's a growing drive to integrate housing provision with health and social care.
    But how exactly can housing providers ensure they deliver the right facilities and support for vulnerable people, to help build integrated and sustainable communities? I believe the housing sector's skills and resources will be key to helping social care and health providers sustain services while budgets are reducing, and provide a better experience for those with long-term needs.
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As Senior Citizens Savour Care Homes: Home Care Group Springhill blog reviews - 1 views

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    With increasing neglect by family and friends, coupled with the pressure of making ends meet, a growing number of elderly people are resorting to care homes to spend their final days on earth. Chiemelie Ezeobi writes
    The woman in the picture now lives at the Regina Mundi Home for the Elderly in Mushin, a Lagos community. She was abandoned by her family. "Isolation, discrimination, neglect and poverty are forcing elderly people to live a dismal life in care homes across the country," says Olubunmi Owosho, a social psychologist.


    At Regina Mundi Home for the Elderly, some of the people at the home were abandoned by their families in their old ages while some actually arrived there with the help of their family members who could no longer cope with caring for their needs.
    "It is important to make the elderly feel that they are still very relevant to the society. Some of them have worked for years and have contributed their quota to the society but were abandoned in their old age," says Anthonia Adebowale, a reverend sister.
    "Some have children whom we have to practically force to come and see them while others have irreconcilable differences with their relatives.


    "The elderly are often seen as the reservoirs of knowledge and the voice of wisdom whose fountain of experience are often needed to steer the ship of life. With the blessing of old age often comes the maturity to handle issues and therefore deserve to be supported and made happy and comfortable in the twilight of their ages," she explained.


    Reports suggest that there is evidence that the traditional practice of caring for parents began to erode under harsh economic conditions in urban areas across the country.
    For instance, there is absence of a social security system and only a minute percentage of the population older than 60 receives pensions before death.


    Analysts say, rapid urbanisation has displaced the
Boris Dwight

Inheritance 'stealth tax' to fund care for the elderly: Home Care Group Springhill blog... - 1 views

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9860430/Inheritance-stealth-tax-to-fund-care-for-the-elderly.html
    The Treasury is set to freeze the amount that people can inherit free of tax instead of increasing it in line with inflation.
    The allowance will be frozen at £325,000 despite George Osborne, the Chancellor, just eight weeks ago saying that he would increase the amount in two years.
    The rate will now not go up until at least 2019, according t The Sunday Times, meaning that thousands of families will be £95,000 worse off than if the allowance had risen.
    The measures would see 5,000 more people paying inheritance tax and are expected to contribute about £1 billion over the next five years towards the cost of care home bills for the elderly.
    Under those plans pensioners with savings of up to £123,000 are to receive state support with their care costs under Government plans.
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Springhill Care Group: Misconceptions towards Home Care - 1 views

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    1. A Home Caregiver Can't Provide the Expertise and Level of Care a Senior Nursing Facility Can.

    A 24/7 care can be provided by a quality home care, this include round-the-clock check-ups of vital signs and caregivers monitoring medications of the elderly. A home health caregiver is able to pay all his attention to his patient because he is just responsible to a single patient.
    In turn he will always be present in any emergency and the best thing is that they are trained professionally in dementia care. Grooming and hygiene are never a problem since they practice one is to one caregiver-patient relationship, you are sure that your love one is well taken care of. Their nursing services also include grooming, bathing, transportation, housekeeping, diet management, and senior companionship.
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Springhill Care Group | Advantages of Home Care - 1 views

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    Time is very essential to everybody. We will never know when were going to loose it.
andrewcartney

Springhill Care Groups | Advantages of Home Care - 1 views

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    Time is very essential to everybody. We will never know when were going to loose it. Today everyone seems to be very busy, everybody has to live and in order to live one must work for them. But we cannot work and take care of our parents or grandparents who's getting older and requires more care and attention. We became more concern about their safety at home. It's not an easy task caring for the elderly, especially if you are trying to do it alone. And aside from work, there comes a time when you will need a break, or just some time alone for yourself. With the constant worry that something may go wrong, the respites and personal time become nonexistent. Sometimes we are left with tough decision, whether or not an elderly family member should move into an assisted living facility is often one of the key questions. Home care for the elderly is an option for caregivers who need extra help while offering the elderly person a good quality of life for the rest of their years.


    To make your decision a lot easier, these advantages of letting elderly live in Home care might help you decide:

    1. Seniors are getting more sensitive than usual. One advantage of leeting them stay in home care can give them the sense of freedom, and freedom for them could mean maintaining dignity, dignity which is something seniors feels like loosing as they age. This freedom would not be possible in an assisted living residence. This freedom could also mean that those who receive homecare can come and go as they please-for whatever reason. They can also choose their own meal times so they can eat whenever they are hungry unlike if meals are served to them, they might feel like prisoners. They are left with the feeling of they can decide for themselves.

    2. It is proven that caring for pets can reduce stress levels and was also proven to have health benefits for seniors. Homes allow elderly to keep their pets and even beloved possessions with them for these possessions are tied
Thomas Lee

Springhill Group Home - How To Apply A Home Loan For First Time Buyers - blogger - 0 views

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    Purchasing and owning a home is one of the biggest financial investments you'll ever make, and no doubt you'll have many questions regarding the process. First-time buyers enjoy some special privileges and opportunities.

    Some banks will offer first-time buyers a bond above 100% to help you cover the transfer and legal costs as well as the purchase price. And almost all institutions now offer a 30 year bond repayment period, to make the monthly costs more accessible, an option which banks created specifically for first-time buyers.

    Make that very clear on your application that you're a first-time buyer.

    It is a general rule, make a quality purchase, buying a house is a big decision so you have to decide wisely. When house hunting you can follow this tips.
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