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  • Loneliness and frailty - Bunbury Care Agency

    Loneliness and Frailty

    Loneliness is one the biggest problems as we get older. As more and more people live into their 90s they are often left with few friends; families may be scattered around the country and it can be frightening to go out of the house by oneself.

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  • Holding back the years - Bunbury Agency Blog

    Holding back the years

    This month I want to be more positive about getting older. You may have seen the recent documentary headed by Bill Turnbull, who used to present BBC Breakfast.

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  • Latest CQC findings reveal a ‘Russian roulette’ for care services’

    Latest CQC findings reveal a ‘Russian roulette’ for care services

    Age UK has voiced its concerns about major inequality in the standards of care for older people. The charity is responding to the findings in a national report made by the Care Quality Commission this July, about matters most in adult social care.

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  • Let us pray for the right changes to social care

    It was recently revealed in a BBC report on social care that nearly 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year! It said that ‘Service providers are warning that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care’.

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  • Are we seeing the beginning of the collapse of social care for the elderly?

    Are we seeing the beginning of the collapse of social care for the elderly?

    It was recently revealed in a BBC report on social care that nearly 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year! It said that ‘Service providers are warning that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care’.

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  • The dilemma of elderly care continues.

    The dilemma of caring for the elderly continues

    When I joined my mother’s agency in 2004, my first thoughts were how appalling the provision of social care was for the elderly. I was so shocked at the lack of foresight.

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