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Visiting Mum in her nursing home was a shock. I didn't expect it to become a joy | Mark Fletcher

The Guardian

As she inched towards the end of her life our conversation was the most authentic it had ever been I was shocked at what I didn’t know about nursing homes. A couple of falls and hospital stays meant it wasn’t safe for my mum, Lesley, to live alone any more.

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Partnering With Hospitals Can Boost SNF Referrals

Relias

While skilled nursing facility (SNFs) occupancy rates are slowly increasing , they are still 20% lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic, with many SNFs still struggling to fill beds. A CarePort report found that more patients prefer to receive post-acute care at home instead of in nursing homes and SNFs.

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65,000 adults waiting at least six months for assessment as unmet needs mount, warns ADASS

Community Care

The figure, dating from the end of February, is six times that recorded in September last year, and comes with most directors reporting they have had to prioritise assessments for cases of suspected abuse or neglect, hospital discharge or reablement following a temporary residential care stay. ADASS May 2022 survey: key findings.

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60,000 boost to care workforce from overseas staff in past year

Community Care

Photo: Zerbor/Adobe Stock The rise in the overseas workforce follows a 52% rise in adult social care vacancies in 2021-22 , attributed to factors including a loss of competitiveness in pay to retail and hospitality, a drop in the number of migrant staff from Europe due to Brexit and post-Covid burnout among the workforce.

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‘Thrown to the wolves’: Covid care home ruling is bitter victory for relatives

The Guardian

Analysis: The high court found policy that sent untested people into homes was illegal and irrational Covid care home discharge policy was unlawful, says court This time of year brings bad memories for families of care home residents who died in Covid’s first wave when the virus swept, mostly unchecked, through nursing homes.

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Third Season Episode 22: A Conversation with Hank Dunn on hard choices at the end of life.

Hospice Chaplaincy

During that time, he has served in a nursing home, hospice programs and a hospital. In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Hank Dunn about his book, “Hard Choices for loving people.” Since 1983, Hank Dunn has been ministering to patients at the end of their lives and their families. He has become an expert on […].

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Cost of care analyses show councils lack funding to pay providers fair price, warn directors

Community Care

per hour gap for home care but suggested there was no gap for nursing home fees. A southern unitary authority calculated there was a gap £100-135 per week gap for residential care, a £0.59 McClinton said the settlement was not sufficient to help councils increase the rates they pay providers in real terms.