stroke

Stroke4carers [stroke carer training]

The website was published by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. The project has been developed with the National Advisory Committee for Stroke, University of Edinburgh and funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland. The site is for carers, family and friends of anyone affected by stroke illness. This e-learning resource provides a set of topics which which will provide on-line advice, support and information for informal carers. There are a range of topics including information about stroke, practical advice for carers, advice about finance and legal issues, support for carers and carers rights

Reablement case study

This resource on reablement includes

  1. A short case study in five scenes which illustrate how someone who as suffered a stroke can, with some minor adaptations to his living environment, be enabled to live a more independent and fulfilling life.
  2. A two part interview with Patrick Jackson, Home Care Manager, Edinburgh City Council, who explains the introduction of a reablement approach to home care in Edinburgh north east.
  3. IRISS Insight No 3 which summaries the evidence and effectiveness of reablement.

Life after stroke: the long-term emotional and psychological needs of stroke survivors and their carers (IRISS Insights, no.6)

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

This Insight focuses on the long-term emotional and psychological needs of stroke survivors and their carers.

Demonstrating how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community

This is an updated version of LAC(DH)(2008)2. It gives information about the scope and purpose of funding which the Department of Health introduced last year for all councils with adult social services responsibilities in England to demonstrate how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community.

Living well in later life: a review of progress against the National Service Framework for Older People

Collaborative report assessing the state of services for older people in England and pinpointing the steps which need to be taken to ensure standards are met and that services for older people continuously improve.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

A new ambition for old age: next steps in implementing the National Service Framework for older people

Document laying out the priorities for the next stage of the National Service Framework for older people in England which are grouped under three themes, Dignity in Care, Joined-up Care and Healthy Ageing.

This stage comprises ten programmes driven nationally and spans the second half of the ten-year National Service Framework.

Adding life to years : report of the Expert Group on Healthcare of Older People

Report providing an overview of the major health problems of older people and their journey of care. It also looks into the question of possible age discrimination in NHS Scotland, points to examples of good practice and makes recommendations for improvements.