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Everycare Isle of Wight celebrates CQC rating success

The Care Quality Commission found ‘Good’ care being provided by Everycare Isle of Wight whilst rating the service to be ‘Outstanding’ for the key area of ‘Caring’

The report praised Everycare Isle of Wight by rating the service as ‘extremely caring’ and ‘All staff cared for people in a way that enriched their lives and promoted their wellbeing’ while also commenting that ‘The service was committed to promoting people’s independence’
 
Sian Russell, Everycare Isle of Wight Registered Care Manager said ‘We are delighted with this report which is testament to the hard work, professionalism and commitment to caring that every member of the team shows every day’
 
David Bean, Everycare Isle of Wight Managing Director added ‘This is great news and no less than the enormous efforts of Sian and her team deserve. They all work so hard in ensuring our clients receive the best care and support on the island and shows their dedication in achieving our aim of being the care provider of choice for home care and live in care support on the Isle of Wight’.
 
Read the full report on the CQC website here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-324825940

Allied Healthcare at risk of collapse!

Allied Healthcare at risk of collapse leaving thousands of elderly people on alert.

Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of the month, the Care Quality Commission has said and there is a ‘credible risk’ services could be disrupted.

Thousands of elderly people were put on alert yesterday amid warnings one of the country’s leading care firms is at risk of collapse.

The Care Quality Commission sounded the alarm after saying Allied Healthcare could cease to operate at the end of this month.

It said there was a “credible risk” that services could be “disrupted” if the company collapsed. Allied Heathcare provides home care – help with washing, feeding and dressing – for 9,300 people in 84 councils across England. The company, which has been struggling with debts, employs 8,000 people. Councils have a duty by law to continue to provide care if a private firm goes bust.

For more on this story visit the Daily Mirror Website.

“Talking about Dying” report encourages conversations about future care choices

Everycare home care and live in care services can enable people to stay at home during the most challenging period of their lives.
Doctors are being encouraged to discuss people’s end of life choices much earlier with them and part of this discussion will involve where and how people spend their final days.

Doctors need to get better at having difficult conversations with dying patients and not just in their final days, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians.

It says doctors should talk to people who could die within 12 months, who may be frail or terminally ill, and give them choices over their future care. But the report says that rarely happens and doctors should be more proactive.It recommends involving family, friends and carers in the conversation too.

The report, Talking about dying, gathered the views of patients, trainees and doctors on how to begin conversations about the end of someone’s life. To read more about this story visit the BBC website.

To find out more about Everycare home care and live in care services and how they can help you stay at home.

Ground-breaking new project – Dementia Enquirers

Home care services Everycare UKPeople with dementia are being given the opportunity to lead and manage research into the disease, with the help of £700,000 from the National Lottery.

The ground-breaking new project Dementia Enquirers will give people with dementia the chance to undertake their own research into the condition, rather than just being participants. The project will work with DEEP, a UK-wide network of more than a hundred community groups and Innovations in Dementia. They will be able to identify research priorities and plan and carry out their own research.

It envisages using university researchers as advisors or with specified roles within the projects. People involved in DEEP will be supported and trained to capture and share their findings in a creative way such as through film, music, poetry and photography.

Rachael Litherland, director of Innovations in Dementia, said: “We are so proud to have been awarded this National Lottery grant, and excited to be undertaking such ground-breaking work. We are confident that the project can influence the prevailing approaches in research – while bringing new respect for the skills, expertise and resilience of those who are living with dementia.”

Joe Ferns, UK funding director at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “We’re delighted to be funding this project, which puts people with experience of living with dementia at the heart of research into the condition. Thanks to National Lottery players, this important issue is being tackled in a way which helps people to feel more in control of their lives.”

For more information visit the Homecare website