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Teaser: Matthew Parris, Healthwatch deputy CEO, shares his experience of visiting care homes with Healthwatch Surrey

Good hydration can help prevent falls and pressure sores. Yet some people living in Care Homes intentionally avoid drinking during the day. I know, because I met John.

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Author: Matthew Parris, deputy CEO and Evidence and Insight manager, Healthwatch Surrey

Description metadata: Matthew Parris, Healthwatch deputy CEO, shares his experience of visiting care homes with Healthwatch Surrey

Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines

 A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support

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Record keeping 

Checking and ordering medicines 

What to expect from health professionals 

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Seven glasses a day, keep UTIs at bay

Teaser: Sundus Jawad, tells us how improving hydration in care homes reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for residents

In many care homes, older residents are often affected by dehydration. As a result, some residents are put at risk of falls, urinary tract infections (UTIs), acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis. UTI … more

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Author: Sundus Jawad, prescribing and care homes support pharmacist, East Berkshire CCG, Windsor

Description metadata: Sundus Jawad, winner of the NICE Shared Learning Awards 2018, tells us how improving hydration in care homes reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for residents

A winning way to run a care home

Teaser: Jason tells us why winning a prestigious Skills for Care award matters to him and his team

I manage a care home that provides residential care for up to 60 older people, including therapeutic accommodation for 15 people with dementia.

It is a demanding but privileged job. I have a great … more

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Author: Jason Denny, care home manager of Old Hastings House

Description metadata: Jason tells us why winning a prestigious Skills for Care award matters to him and his team

Tackling Malnutrition: the ‘Food First’ Way

Teaser: The Food First team, finalists of the NICE Shared Learning Awards, tell us about their approach to improving nutritional care in care homes

Malnutrition occurs when the food a person consumes does not contain the amount of nutrients they need. It can be a life threatening condition.

One in three care home residents are at risk of … more

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Author: Food First team, Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Cambridgeshire Community Services, NHS Trust

Description metadata: The Food First team, finalists of the NICE Shared Learning Awards 2018, tell us about their approach to improving nutritional care in care homes