1 in 5 adults are living with some variety of mental health issue which negatively affects their lives. Needing to locate facilities that offer different mental health treatments can be a complicated process. Like physical health issues, mental issues can get worse without appropriate treatment.
There are a variety of mental health treatments available. Often, an individual may receive more than one type of treatment while they are getting help with a mental health issue. For instance, a person may learn about their condition (education), talk to a counsellor or therapist, and make some lifestyle changes to support the positive things that they are making in their life. Continue reading “Mental Health Treatments”
Working in a care home, or indeed in any domiciliary care role will require you to understand the principles of medication management. While the focus of any care role is on the patient, you are also responsible for the care of others in their locale. The onus ultimately is on you and mistakes with medicine can be fatal. This article looks at medication management and explains how the management of any prescribed or over the counter medicine is an important aspect of the job.
Patients are in care because they require a level of support. This support may be in the form of physical support, such as moving a patient or it may be emotional support. In health and social care, it is important to remember at all times that no two patients are the same – some may have mobility issues, some chronic illness and others may need help with simple tasks that others take for granted. Continue reading “Medication management in Care”
Statutory training relates to training this is required legally in order to protect individuals in the workplace. Mandatory training relates to trade specific training that the employer considers essential or compulsory for a specific job. Both phrases are often confused by employers. This article covers a list of mandatory social care training courses and looks at those that are statutory within the confines of the CQC.
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Around the world, about 300 million people are suffering from diabetes, an ailment in which the blood glucose levels remain high. For a long period, diabetes was described as a condition and not a disease and therefore, incurable. It was believed that once you have it, all you can do is to manage and try to live with it for the rest of your life. But recently, studies conducted in various corners of the world points to the fact that diabetes reversal is possible and patients can lead a normal life without medicine and extensive diet control. Continue reading “Diabetes Reversal – Is It Possible to Reverse Diabetes?”
Life is unpredictable and emergencies can happen. Care homes are no different to other places of work and it is essential therefore to identify areas of risk and measures to counter them. Sometimes, minor injuries can lead to major medical issues because proper care was not provided immediately. Therefore, first aid is a vital skill to learn when caring for others. Training can be a practical way of reducing risk with our care home first aid courses. Continue reading “Care Home First Aid Courses”
If you’ve ever considered a career in care work, you’ll probably have read through a number of blogs, guides and fact sheets looking at background and career progression paths. Whilst we’ve covered a number of these with information such as care worker skills, the role of health & social care workers and even qualifications for care home management you are probably keen to understand the general specifics relating to the job. From pay to working hours, this post covers the a typical carer job description. Continue reading “Carer job description – General Care workers and Care Assistants”