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Risks Of Too Many Medications for Seniors

If you are running a care home or any other assisted facility for seniors, chances are that your caregiving staff is helping the residents with medication administration. Although medicines can’t be avoided, having too many medications can be risky for seniors. Here are a few risks of medications that care workers should know about:  Interactions…

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Preventing Medication Errors In Care Homes

Medication errors can occur at different stages of inpatient care -it can happen while prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering, or monitoring medication to the patients. Hundreds of people every year in the UK are seriously harmed because of medication errors. According to a study,  every year 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England,…

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What care home managers in the UK need to know?

Developing and maintaining an agile workforce is key in delivering high-quality care with positive outcomes at care homes across the UK. However, recruiting and retaining skilled care workers is becoming increasingly difficult. Over here we discuss how eMAR (electronic medication administration system) can help care home managers motivate and organize the workforce – 1.Reducing paperwork…

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Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Stress and Burnout

During unprecedented times like these, caregiver stress is likely at an all-time high. It’s anything but normal for the care home staff to feel overwhelmed with work during the coronavirus pandemic. Caregiver stress can take many forms. Some of the signs of caregiver stress are – Feeling frustrated Getting angry often Feeling tired most of…

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Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Exercises should form a core part of the care plan for your elderly residents. Walking is an ideal form of activity that can help seniors improve their health and well-being. It has multiple benefits without much investment other than time and a pair of good shoes. It is one of the most senior-friendly forms of…

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Mistakes to avoid when running a care home

Care homes, regardless of the type, share the same goal, and it is to provide the best possible care to its residents. However, the rigorous daily routine can sometimes take a toll on the care workers’ patience and perseverance and they forget to look at the ‘big picture.’ As a care home manager, you have…

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FAQs on Medication Administration

Care workers give medicines or assist the residents in taking medicines in different forms ( from capsules and oral mixtures to administering inhaled medication). They are responsible for the safe administration of the medicines. But in many cases, care staff (due to lack of training or confusion arising from lack of documentation or poor instructions…

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Problems Associated with Printed MAR Charts

Administering medicines to patients is one of the primary responsibilities of a care worker and, thus, it is necessary that when this task is performed it is done with utmost care. To manage the medicine administration, several care homes use printable MAR (Medicine Administration Record) sheets. Though several care homes in the UK have started…

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Indicators Of An Effective Care Home

An effective care home promotes a good quality of life for all its residents. It ensures that the care is delivered in a respectful way and everyone’s health and safety are effectively managed. Over here we discuss a few practices that care homes have implemented to effectively manage their operations – 1. Streamlined medication administration…

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Features of eMAR and How it Benefits Care Homes

Medication errors are one of the most common preventable errors that are reported in hospitals, care homes, and health facilities. Several care homes and health facilities continue to use paper-based medical records, forcing the staff to rummage through papers for determining which medication is due for the patients.  Not only is that time-consuming, but the…

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What is respite care?

Taking care of a sick, ageing or disabled family member can take a toll on the emotional and physical health of the primary caregiver. If you are a primary caregiver, then respite care can take the load off your shoulders and give you much-needed break. But what exactly is respite care? Respite care provides short-term…

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Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

Mental wellbeing of people living in care homes is as important as physical wellbeing. Ill health, bereavement, loneliness, losing independence, losing social contact after moving into a care home or any other change in situation can make older people vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and affect their mental health adversely. Instead of ignoring it thinking it…

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Useful Aids For People Living With Dementia

Dementia is an incurable condition that affects the patient’s ability to remember or to carry out daily normal tasks. Over some time, dementia tends to get worse. Many people move into care homes as their condition worsens. However, this doesn’t mean that people with dementia cannot lead an active and fulfilling life at care homes.…

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How to encourage activities in care homes?

Planning and scheduling activities are an important part of providing person-centered care in your care home. However, things may not always go as planned. You may put a great deal of effort into planning activities only to see no participation from the residents. To make sure that your efforts are not wasted, follow these steps…

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Important steps of safe medication administration

The primary goal of administering medication through a structured approach is to ensure optimum safety. However, human errors involved in the medication administration processes can compromise this objective. Human errors can occur at any stage of medication administration, whether it be administering the right drug, measuring the right dosage, or following the right route. This…

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5 Fun Activities for Dementia Patients at Care Homes

Fun activities are great for everyone. They benefit physical as well as cognitive health and this is particularly important for people who have disorders that affect their mood thinking and behaviour. Dementia is one such progressive condition characterised by the decline in thinking, reasoning and memory. If you have patients with dementia at your care…

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6 Common Medication Administration Errors

Working in a care home can be a demanding job. Overwhelmed by a number of responsibilities, one can make different errors. And one such error is medication administration error. Administering medications is one task that affects the health of the resident directly. However, due to lack of drug knowledge, overwriting or other causes, care home…

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The Importance of eMAR in Medication Management

Medication management plays a key role in determining the quality of care offered in different types of care homes such as nursing care homes, respite care homes, dementia care homes, and disability care homes. Using eMAR (electronic Medication Administration Record) can help care homes streamline their medication administration as the system outperforms paper-based MAR sheets.…

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What is an eMAR?

In order to streamline medication administration and reporting in care homes, documentation of medication is crucial. MAR (Medication Administration Record) chart is the standard system used in care homes for managing medication administration. However, a new alternative, eMAR (electronic MAR), is replacing traditional MAR charts as it is more precise and efficient. Here’s what you…

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Essential Caregiving Tips

Caring for patients/residents in care homes involves more than just aiding them with proper diet and safe mobility; problem-solving, careful planning, etc. are some of the skills required in professional caregiving. Here are some of the essential caregiving tips: 1. Attentive listening Careful listening is the key to fully understand the concerns of patients; this…

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4 Common Caregiving Challenges

Providing quality care to ensure the well-being of patients is the main objective of every care home. However, complications in medication administration and special care required for differently-abled patients and patients suffering from disorders such as dementia present a host of challenges. Here we discuss 4 common challenges that caregivers face: 1. Patients with severe…

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5 FAQs About Caregiving

The quality of care giving determines how quickly and effectively a patient can recover from his/her health disorder and see improvements in overall health. There are countless confusions and concerns regarding caregiving; here are 6 FAQs about caregiving to help you develop a better understanding: 1. What are the different types of care homes? Usually…

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How care homes can benefit from eMAR?

eMAR makes it easy for care workers to effectively manage medication administration. Care workers can drastically lower the risk of medication errors, save time while documenting medication, and restock medication inventory via pharmacy integration using eMAR. Here we discuss how care homes can benefit from eMAR: 1) Efficient and streamlined medication administration eMAR improves the…

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Care Home Staff: 10 Things to Know About MAR Sheets

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Care Home Staff: Time Management Tips

For care home staff, time management plays a key role in meeting the healthcare needs of the residents. With a myriad of tasks to be completed every day, efficiently managing time can seem overwhelming for care home staff.  However, effective time management isn’t an unachievable goal. Here’s a quick read on time management for care…

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