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CONTENTS


Contents 16


COVER STORY


SAFE AIR CARE Oxy-Gen Powered provides


advice for hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare institutions on the hunt for the ideal air care solution.


NEWS 6


NEWS In this edition we find out more


about the Home Group’s Fair Chance Fund, Hertfordshire Careline’s recognition at the Local Government Chronicle Awards, and hear from Randstad Care about their latest research claiming nursing is one of the most recession-proof occupations.


FEATURES 11


FIGHTING FIT Leeds Beckett University research


has proven that specialised amino acids based supplements, regularly used by those keen to build muscles, could help the elderly get fitter.


18


CHANGING THE AGENDA Tomorrow’s Care catches


up with Dr Kellie Payne from the Campaign to End Loneliness, to find out more about the campaign’s groundbreaking research that loneliness can have similar adverse effects on health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.


38


HEALTH & SAFETY 24 26 32


BOTTOMS UP! In light of the Water Keeps


You Well campaign, we catch up with Judith John, Consultant Dietician for Public Health Wales, who explains why hydration for older people is such an important issue.


THE SILENT KILLER The need to protect employees


from the threats posed by carbon monoxide is ever present – GasSafe Europe tells us more.


PHYSICAL DISABILITY


PLANNING AHEAD Gorvins Solicitors explain how


those caring for family members with a physical disability can ensure they are well provided for in the future.


36


HANDLE WITH CARE Karen McDonnell tells us more


about The Royal Association for the Preventions of Accidents suite of courses designed specifically to promote best practice in the health and social care sector.


NURSE CALL SYSTEMS 34 18 twitter.com/TomorrowsCare 34


ASSISTING CHANGE We find out more about the


assistive technology designed to help those with a disability communicate more effectively.


40 42


ON CALL FOR CHANGE Agenda IT explore how


technological advances can modernise the communications process, as well as help reduce cost and enhance patient care, in care settings.


THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT Intelesant tells us more about


the need for digital innovation in the care sector and discusses the various factors affecting nurse call systems.


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PATIENT HANDLING 36


PUTTING THE PATIENT FIRST Steve Smith, from NHG,


discusses the importance of patient handling and how to reduce the risk of injuries to patients and staff.


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