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In praise of district nurses

... In praise of district nurses District nurse, eldercare, companionship, carer, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.When the ... are down, district nurses can be relied upon to take the time and effort to care for our elderly and ill parents at home ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... a variety of GPs at the surgery and possibly a stream of district nurses at home. So is there anyone who is actually taking ... holistic view of your parent's health and coordinating their care? Who is responsible for my parent's care? In November 2013 the NHS agreed ...

Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care?

... Can an Admiral Nurse help in dementia care? dementia, Admiral nurse, social care, carer, companionship With dementia fast-becoming the most talked about condition in the UK, a disease which David Cameron describes as the 'greatest enemy of humanity', it's important to ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... recommend passing the link to this article to family, carers, district nurses anyone who has to go out in their cars. Snow ... ice If you find yourself driving in snow or on icy or snow covered roads, adapt your driving accordingly: Reduce your speed. ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... commode. This equipment is mostly organised through an occupational therapist or district nurse via the local surgery and is supplied on the NHS, ... in some circumstances families will purchase the bed. If the older person requires walking aids or is prone to falls, there are many ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... . The chances are that catheters will be inserted in hospital while district nurses will be called upon to help with changing bags regularly in ... . That's the catheter going in painful if you don't have a nurse with some expertise and then the release of urine from an over-full ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... carer has been specifically trained by a professional, such as a district nurse showing them how to change a dressing. Similarly, a ... What are the options in home care? It's not just about nursing care. You can find virtually anything, from 24/7 ...

What does a hospice do?

... hospice further afield. If your parent is visited regularly by a district nurse they could refer them to a community palliative care nurse or ... to ask for a referral from their GP, hospital doctor or nurse. Depending on demand you may find that hospice places local to ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... person can't get to a surgery, then a visiting GP or District Nurse can make the referral is to a vascular service as a ... other venous conditions of the legs. For generations, doctors and nurses have told us that "varicose veins are just cosmetic". ...

In, out, shake it all about

... but at least he put some clothes on for that. The district nurses turned up regularly to change the bag. The local surgery ... to have an infinite supply of nurses, all with different views on how to manage a catheter. Some tied it up so that ...