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Category: Hospitals

  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    We continue to add books to this section on an irregular basis. If there is a particular book you would like to see included, let us know at feedback@carechartsuk.co.uk. Dear Life by Rachel Clarke Palliative medicine is Dr Clarke’s...
  • Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    We are delighted to be partnering with Many Happy Returns to create the Twist-N-View Happy Memories Set for care homes and hospitals. We have adapted our Twist-N-View Display Care Chart so as to display and store a number of...
  • Mycarematters Display Options Now Available

    Mycarematters Display Options Now Available

    There’s now an alternative way to collect and share a person’s needs and preferences, using a simple online tool. Mycarematters has primarily been designed to ensure that a person’s needs and preferences are available without delay in the event they...
  • The Mental Capacity Act explained

    The Mental Capacity Act explained

    We were delighted to be invited by SITRA to collaborate, together with Carers Trust, on a new Guide to the Mental Capacity Act, funded by the Department of Health. It has been specifically designed to support carers of people...
  • Introducing Mycarematters…

    Introducing Mycarematters…

    It’s already been an exciting year for Care Charts UK, seeing the adoption of our Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts by hundreds more care homes and hospitals, and receiving lots of positive feedback about the beneficial impact achieved by these simple, cost-effective tools. We’ve also made a start...
  • Pets as Therapy

    Pets as Therapy

    The idea that pets can play a therapeutic role is not new: the charity Pets as Therapy was founded over 30 years ago and 4,500 dogs and 108 cats now visit over 130,000 people every week. That’s a staggering...
  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Updated January 2020. Why does music have so much power? In a fascinating article the physician, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, suggested this is a question that goes to the heart of being human. We turn to music, he...
  • Does colour make a difference?

    Does colour make a difference?

    There has been a lot of evidence collected about the benefits of using coloured crockery for people with dementia. What is less clear is whether it is merely a question of improving the contrast between a plate and its...
  • Knowledge empowers, but how best to collect that knowledge?

    I was at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Glasgow recently, and listened to a lot of knowledgeable and passionate people determined to make dementia care better. In one presentation, a simple story was told about a lady who had...
  • Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    Epsom Hospital puts Care Charts at heart of dementia care

    “I couldn’t possibly have hoped for a better result,” said Sue Cook, the Older Persons Assessment and Liaison for Dementia (OPAL) team leader at Epsom Hospital, part of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We were meeting after...
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