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Community geriatrics and hospital at home
NHS Scotland’s vision for 2020 is that we will “live longer healthier lives at home”.
Telehealth and ‘assistive technology’ What it means and impact on care
Assistive technology or telehealth, is designed to support people in their own homes. Telehealth is the remote exchange of data between a patient at home and clinicians to assist in diagnosis and monitoring.
Seen the doctor on the Tele? Patient centred care needs for all including our older patients
Unsurprisingly many of us have more medical needs as we get older. While some people manage to stay remarkably fit, for others it is getting more difficult to get around town or worse across country.
“Please remember I’m still a person!” Help to provide person-centred care
Following the experience of caring for her husband with dementia, Zoe Harris developed a range of communication tools to ensure carers were aware of his needs and preferences, and which have subsequently been adopted by over 1,000 care homes and home care agencies.
Getting it wrong? Technologies and telehealth for an ageing population
Malcolm J. Fisk looks at telecare and telehealth in advance of his talk at the BGS Spring Meeting 2017.
Inspiring carers - all too often overlooked
Commonly misunderstood and under-appreciated, carers have been absorbing the pressures of the care system for years. While public concern over sustainability of care in the face of an ageing population is an important debate, it is inspiring carers - all too often overlooked - whose stories Alex Greenwood shares here.
“Admission prevention” and “care closer to home” for older people – between the sceptics and enthusiasts
Spring Meeting 2019
The conference will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in healthcare of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals.