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Cleaned out by the ones you trust

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.08.07, 2007, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Approximately £2.1 million was stolen from older people last year in financial scams often involving family members and home care workers bent on abusing the faith placed in them. The author draws on a recent government funded report on abuse and neglect of older people in the UK to highlight the problem of financial abuse.

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Going techno in the house

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.3.10, 2010, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

North Yorkshire Council has achieved success with its use of assistive technology and telecare in helping older people remain independent. This article looks at the local authorities approach and the benefits to their older residents.

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Anorexic or simply old?

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.2.09, 2009, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Health and social care professionals often miss the symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in older people. This article discusses the need to be alert to the risks.

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Creature comforts

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.1.09, 2009, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The importance of pet ownership to older people is often underestimated but there is evidence that it can help their well-being. Despite this, only a minority of care homes routinely accept them.

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No country for old lags

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.11.08, 2008, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The number of older people in prison is rising, and many have chronic health and social care needs. This article describes three initiatives set up to address the problems facing older prisoners. Offender Health, a policy branch in the Department of health, has set up the Older Prisoners Action Group. The Older Prisoners Project on the Isle of Wight is developing an outcome-based assessment framework to identify the health and social care needs of older prisoners. Buddy schemes are also developing to provide a support network

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Island of the free

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.10.08, 2008, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Isle of Wight has introduced free personal care for over-80s who meet the eligibility criteria of critical or substantial need. This has improved the lives of many older people by making home care free for many over-80s so they aren't forced to go into residential homes. The author explains how the changes were made and the benefits that have resulted.

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Ready to make her mark

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.03.08, 2008, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author talks to the new commissioner for older people in Wales about what the job is likely to entail.

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Mean cuisine?

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.05.07, 2007, pp.34-36.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Malnutrition is a significant problem in older people's care homes. The author finds that it is not only a funding issue, but can be a case of badly trained staff. The article highlights the example of the Chef at Wilton Lodge in Hull, who won Care Cook of the Year in 2006.

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We’re all going on a summer holiday

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.08.06, 2006, pp.28-30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author visits the Grosvenor Hotel at Westcliff in Essex, which specialises in breaks for older people and their carers.

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Crisis what crisis?

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.09.04, 2004, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Discusses the provision of free personal care in Scotland. Examines the figures and refutes the argument that the personal care policy is financially doomed. Argues that the cost of free personal care will be a small percentage of the total cost of care.

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