“Mum is barely eating or drinking. We will only be let in to see her when she is nearly dying. I just want to hug her before she dies.” Last month, it emerged ministers had abandoned a pledge to test the almost two million residents and staff of care homes regularly this summer. … [Read more...] about Woman, 82, ‘wants to die’ after 6 months with no visitors in care home in lockdown
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Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, surgeon, founder and chairman of Advinia Health Care, one of the largest providers of dementia care in the UK, said: 'Robots were tested and improvements in functionality made following trials at Advinia care homes. … [Read more...] about Robots like Pepper could be used in UK care homes to improve elderly people’s mental health and reduce loneliness, study suggests
A DHSC spokesperson said: “We know that limiting visits in care homes has been difficult for many families and residents who want to see their loved ones, but our first priority is to prevent infections in care homes, and this means that visiting policy should still be restricted with alternatives sought wherever possible. Visiting policies should be tailored by the individual care home and taking into account local risks in their area.” … [Read more...] about Care home visits guidance in England is unlawful, charity claims
However, the procedure is not meant to be seen as preventive or as a curative therapy. “The recovery period is likely to be longer for patients who suffered from more severe form of the disease and those with pre-existing illness,” the document suggested. … [Read more...] about Health Ministry issues post-COVID protocol for recovered patients; here are the details
A category of unsung heroes in this pandemic are those that have been behind a video screen. For some patients, telemedicine providers have offered the only safe and convenient access to acute and preventative health care needs for months now. I believe that the conversion to virtual care will be seen as one of the biggest tools utilized during the COVID19 pandemic that saved lives and saved us from each other. Without it, patients would either have had no access to care or be too afraid to find care during shelter-in-place. The reality is that when you think about the collective impact of telemedicine services at various companies and institutions, it is a huge part of flattening the curve. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?