Alcohol use disorders are the strongest modifiable risk factors for onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia, according to a study published in Lancet Public Health.
PARENTS are being warned to be vigilant as scarlet fever cases more than double compared with this time last year. A total of 11,981 notifications of the bacterial illness, which causes a distinctinctive pink-red rash, have been received so far this season in England.
Make a day of it in Preston city centre and search for our four giant colourful egg sculptures as they return for 2018. Why not snap a selfie and share on social media using #PrestonEgg *
National breast cancer awareness month It is understood that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, however it is difficult to assess an individuals risk of developing breast cancer. Whilst research indicates the involvement of several risk factors, it is still unclear as to why one person should develop it and not another.
As it currently stands, the latest checks from the CQC have only awarded the outstanding status to 4 homecare providers in the north west. This means that in the eyes of the CQC, only 4 homecare providers in the north west are going above and beyond the expectations of them in terms of the quality of care provided.
KTG strive to ensure the well-being of its care workers as well as its service users. We feel that a carer cannot give a good standard of care if they are under stress, or if their own quality of life is hindered. This is true of all carers and not restricted to the staff at KTG, so whenever a benefit to the workforce comes to light it can only be beneficial to spread the word.
Since the creation of legislation to safeguard vulnerable adults, we have heard plenty of horror stories in the news around the care sector, and as such, there have been several cases in recent media of financial abuse to vulnerable adults. KTG Social Care feels that it is important to have as much information as possible prior to allowing a person into your home, and as such, would like to outline the key differences between employing a personal assistant and requesting care from a care agency.
At some point in time, most of us will face a situation where a family member or friend requires some assistance to retain their quality of life. It is in these instances that we face a sometimes troubling decision; quit your job to care for them full time, encourage them to take residence in a home or apply for home care support. In some cases, their care needs or personal preferences may make this decision much simpler, however for those who's support needs are lesser it can be a difficult decision to make.
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the UK population will have the opportunity to vote to remain or leave the EU. KTG Social Care sent its employees to an EU referendum debate on 20th May at Preston College to gather more information for ourselves and our staff.