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Hospital discharges – managing the pressure to find care

Pressures on NHS hospital services The NHS has been under tremendous pressure with the delivery of services throughout 2016 and this is most visible within our major hospitals. Our local hospital, The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, has been full (often called being on black alert) on numerous occasions and was recently featured in a […]

Happy Birthday to Us.

This month Clarity Care Consulting are celebrating our 7th birthday and I am taking the time to look back on the journey I have taken over those years and looking forward to the work that my team and I will be doing in 2017 and beyond. When I took the decision to form Clarity Care Consulting […]

Autumn has arrived – top tips for elderly and vulnerable people

Autumn and winter top tips for elderly and vulnerable people Autumn has arrived and although the trees are all looking beautiful as the leaves change colour, it can be a cause of concern for the elderly and vulnerable, so here are some tips for things to do to make it as safe as possible: Ensure […]

So many types of care, what do they all mean?

Each industry and service has its own phrases and terms, and it’s amazing how easy it is when you work within an industry to assume that everybody knows what you mean when you say something. The care industry is no different and this was highlighted to me recently through some work I have been doing with one […]

Helping more people find care

Categories :CCC , Helping The Elderly

At the start of this year I set myself a goal to expand the team at Clarity allowing us to support more families with finding care for their loved ones.   I’m pleased and excited to say that I achieved the business growth targets I’d set earlier in the Summer and this month welcomed Dave James […]

The challenges of hospital discharges

There have been a number of recent news articles relating to the challenges currently being faced by families trying to get their elderly relatives discharged from hospital and into a social care setting. These were prompted by a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) highlighting the estimated cost of delayed hospital discharges to the NHS […]

We want to go on holiday but are caring for Mum and Dad

As we move into Spring, most people’s thoughts turn towards Summer and planning holidays. However, if you are caring for an elderly relative those plans become much more challenging and often don’t get made at all due to concerns over who will look after mum and dad whilst we’re away, what would we do if […]

Care at Christmas and New Year

We were so busy in the run up to Christmas that we didn’t get the chance to publish our December newsletter wishing everybody a Merry Christmas, so we’re writing a slightly early Happy New Year one instead. December is always a busy time in the care industry, with hospitals trying very hard to get people […]

Care homes aren’t the only option for hospital discharges.

Care homes aren’t the only option for hospital discharges. Most people believe that once an elderly person is taken into hospital it is the start of a one way journey to a care home or nursing home and once there, they are never coming home again, but I want to dispel this myth, as it […]

The internet and the elderly

The saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is often applied when the subject comes up of elderly people using computers, the internet and the fast developing world of smart phones and tablet computers, but a recent experience in our family goes to show that this isn’t true. My 82 year old mother-in-law […]