As the rule of six comes into force, some sectors of the media are already calling for it to be abolished.
Pepper the robot visits Clinic Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, July 2018.
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.
People who use home care and their carers may be even more vulnerable during a second wave.
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The spotlight reveals that better funding and support are urgently needed.
Cholera would often turn its victims’ skin a bluish grey.
There is a sad precedent of pandemic disease threatening the residents of care institutions – and of authorities not heeding the dangers.
On Parliament Hill and at provincial legislatures across the country, politicians must resist pressure from industry and corporate lobbyists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
The UK government is allowing care homes and hospices to reuse leftover medicines during the pandemic. Here's why that's a good thing.
In a research study, 84 per cent of residents and families who received a pamphlet about end-of-life choices felt encouraged to think about their future care.
The seriously ill and their families often want to protect each other from thoughts of death. Conversation about end-of-life choices are, however, essential to a good death.
Dementia villages and care homes that try and recreate the past are unsustainable.
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A simple method could vastly improve the quality of life of those with dementia.
Researchers have developed a new profile system that can save time and money and drastically improve patient care.
Too much money, too few targets. Is the golden child of the 1980s starting to look long in the tooth?
An issue ignored.
Millions of people are affected by death and dying – but politicians don't want to talk about it.
‘Not too shabby here it says.’
Sharing information would inform important decisions about elderly care.
Unfortunately, there’s no ‘one size fits all.’
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There's no 'one size fits all' approach. But a lot of little things – from colors to appliance noise – can make a big difference.
In safe hands?
Putting CCTV in all UK care homes would be a breach of residents privacy and could have serious ramifications for the rest of society.
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
Care in residential home.
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