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4 out of 5 people no longer have state funded care

As the government struggles with the social care budget the true scale of the problem is highlighted by the Local Government Association.

As part of their review of possible alternative ways to pay for the care of our ageing population a recent review indicated that ‘The numbers of elderly people going without care, paying for it themselves or relying on family and friends currently outstrip those getting council help by four to one.’

For further details of the governments funding plans click on the link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38319342

Muscle strength increases brain function in adults

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Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function in adults with mild cognitive impairment a study suggests.

A study published yesterday, (24 October) in the Journal of American Geriatrics, has found that increased muscle strength improves the brain function of adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Findings from the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART) trial show a positive causal link between muscle adaptations to progressive resistance training and the functioning of the brain among those over 55 with MCI.

Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at the Alzheimer’s Society said:

‘New research is beginning to unravel how physical excercise may have benefits for the brain as people get older. This study suggests that people with minor memory and thinking problems, known as mild cognitive impairment, may benefit from weight training to improve their brain health.

‘Not everyone with Mild Cognitive Impairment will go on to develop dementia – and it is not yet clear whether weight training could prevent dementia or help those who already have the condition. However, we do know that the best way to reduce your risk of developing dementia is a combination of taking regular exercise, not smoking and eating a healthy, balanced diet.’

Job vacancies in the Wirral – available now!

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The outside of Everycare Wirral’s offices in Heswall, The Wirral has a very different look with our wonderful “Recruitment Now” flags taking pride of place.

The growth of the home care services offered by Everycare Wirral since the new branch was opened now requires us to take on extra care staff for immediate client assignments.

If you are interested in working for Everycare Wirral as a home care assistant or would just like to find out more, please call into our offices and discover how nice we really are or ring 0151 648 9437.

We look forward to seeing you.

15 minute home care visits causing distress in England

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Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests.

Research by Unison found “distressing” cases of care being compromised after surveying councils and care workers. Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help with washing, dressing or eating. But the union said its findings showed many were still doing just that despite repeated calls for longer visits.

Ministers have been demanding councils which are in charge of care services stop using the so-called “flying visits”.

Everycare is pleased that we have never done 15 minute calls as we have always believed you cannot deliver any form of quality care in that time.
To read more about this story visit the BBC news website.