Health

Caring for Smiles Update

The importance of oral health for residents of care homes has been highlighted over the past 12 months through the Government’s national Caring for Smiles programme… and now the emphasis is on making sure…

Uniform advice on treating skin tears

New best practice advice has been published on the assessment, treatment and prevention of ‘skin tears’, which are a prevalent condition in the elderly, particularly in care settings. Skin tears typically occur in elderly people with fragile skin…

Ailsa Craig

Ailsa Craig leads way

A Glasgow nursing home is leading the way in dementia care, recording an impressive 80 per cent reduction in the use of psychoactive medication among its residents with the condition. With as many as four out…