New Age UK report highlights the effect of the Covid pandemic on older people’s lives
Age UK have published a new report which explores the impact of the Covid pandemic on older people’s physical and mental health, eleven months after Covid-19 arrived.
This report is the second in a series Age UK have written about the pandemic’s effects, and follows up on their previous report published in October 2020. This latest report is based on research from February 2021.
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Most vulnerable could be offered Covid booster vaccine from September
People who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 could be offered a booster vaccination from September. This will aim to ensure that protection from the first and second doses is maintained during the winter.
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Covid vaccine to be compulsory for England care home staff
Covid vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff at care homes in England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
Mr Hancock said it was a “sensible and reasonable step” and he would consult on extending it to the NHS.
There are no plans to extend mandatory vaccinations beyond health and care workers, he said.
Workers will have 16 weeks to get both jabs from the time regulations are approved by Parliament.
If they do not, they face being redeployed away from front-line care or potentially losing their job.
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There have been some updates to Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable from COVID-19
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Let us know your Health and Wellbeing Priorities.
We are working with AgeUK Berkshire and are keen to speak with older (65+) people to understand which of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Priorities are most important to you and your local community.
This discussion group will take place online via Zoom on February 4th, 10.00 -11.30 am.
Register on Eventbrite by clicking here or on the poster above.
Clinically extremely vulnerable receive updated guidance in line with new national restrictions
Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England have today received further guidance on keeping safe as the country introduces new national restrictions from Thursday, the government has announced.
The new advice details further precautions those in this group can take on top of the tougher national measures being introduced, as cases continue to rise across the country. Everyone not considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable will be expected to follow the new restrictions, such as staying at home unless shopping for food or exercising and not meeting up with people outside of the household.
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The impact of Covid-19 to date on older people’s mental and physical health
This report from Age UK highlights how for some older people, staying at home to protect themselves from Covid-19 can lead to other health problems.
For example, the loss of mobility and balance as a result of moving around less, pain from untreated medical conditions and increased loneliness or anxiety.
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Advanced dementia course – A free online event
Come along to an online Advanced dementia course at Winchcombe Place care home.
Join this informative six week online advanced dementia course, developed by Jennifer Hall, Senior Specialist Nurse Practitioner from the Integrated Care Home Team at Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.
Week 1: Becoming a dementia friend
Week 2: Brain and body changes,
Week 3: Communications
Week 4: Sensitivity and the environment
Week 5: Behaviour
Week 6: End of life.
In week one, hear live from Vicki Lambourne, a Care UK Dementia Champion, as she shares insights and guidance to help you understand what it might be like to live with dementia.
An opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and take a virtual tour of Winchcombe Place care home.