Early recognition, appropriate assessment and individual care plans all help improve outcomes for people living with frailty. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so ...
A writing group in a nursing home in Scotland shows that residents with dementia can be empowered to express themselves and staff enticed to be creative in their approach to care
Like all body systems, the renal system goes through an inevitable decline in its function as the body ages, but in the absence of disease it will function adequately throughout life
A simple bedside tool has been recently designed to help ward staff in hospitals assess older people’s eyesight and reduce their risk of falls
Ken Spearpoint comments on the case of a nurse cautioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for not trying to resuscitate a nursing home resident who had been found dead
The many functions of the digestive system are differently affected by age, making older people more prone to gastrointestinal conditions
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the respiratory system which mean older people are at increased risk of respiratory tract infections. What exactly happens and why?
There is a dearth of research on the care of gay and lesbian people in nursing and care homes. A questionnaire-based study has explored how it is perceived by nurses
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardiovascular system that mean the heart works less efficiently. What exactly happens and why?
In Wales, an acute clinical team delivers patient-centred intermediate care to support people in their homes and reduce hospital admissions