Fiona Gilbert

About Fiona Gilbert

Fiona's skilled support with what may be a life changing decision is being called upon more and more, ensuring that these changes are dealt with and managed in a sympathetic and supportive manner. Fiona is a 'Dementia Friends Champion' and as a volunteer, holds free Dementia Information Sessions to spread awareness of the condition.

EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA

This week is ‘Dementia Action Week’, which runs from today until 26th May. So, we thought it would be very appropriate to highlight this on our website, particularly as Fiona, our CEO and a ‘Dementia Friends Champion’, is giving a Dementia Awareness presentation to Hempsons, a national firm of solicitors, who specialise in the care [...]

By |2019-05-20T20:26:48+00:00May 20th, 2019|News|

ALREADY GETTING CARE, BUT HAVE CONCERNS?

You, a loved one, or client are already receiving care, whether it’s in a care home, care at home, or another setting, and everything has been going well. However, something appears to have changed and you feel that the care is not what you envisaged at the outset and have every right to expect. What [...]

By |2019-04-24T16:00:43+00:00April 24th, 2019|Dementia Care, News, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

HELPING THE MOVE GO SMOOTHLY

Moving into a care home can feel like a big change and will inevitably require some adjustment. Whether you’re moving to the home yourself, or assisting a friend or relative with their move, it’s natural to have some anxieties. Taking time to think through the move and consider ways to make it a positive experience [...]

By |2019-04-03T08:34:46+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

NEEDING CARE? WHAT ARE THE KEY STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE?

One of the questions we are most frequently asked is, “we think that mum, or dad, needs care, but how do we go about arranging it, what steps do we need to take?” There are a number of factors you need to address when considering care, from having the type and amount of care assessed, [...]

By |2019-03-16T09:18:21+00:00March 16th, 2019|Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE INTO A CARE HOME?

When talking to the many people we have helped with their care searches, there are all kinds of reasons why they have needed to move into a care home, some more surprising than others, the “right” time to move into a care home though, depends entirely upon the individual’s circumstances. In this, part of a [...]

By |2019-03-16T09:46:12+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Dementia Care, News, Nursing Care, Residential Care|

‘ENSURING CONSUMERS ARE BETTER PROTECTED, BOTH WHEN CHOOSING A CARE HOME AND RESIDING IN ONE’

This was one of the key findings of the report on the care homes market produced by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in November, and commented on by the Government this week. See link below to article in Care Management Matters.  The CMA spent a year studying the 11,000 plus residential care and nursing [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:03:11+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|

70% OF ADULTS CHOOSING CARE SAY ITS ONE OF LIFE’S MOST STRESSFUL EXPERIENCES

‘Choosing adult social care is one of life’s most stressful experiences, but trusted information can help.’ This is the conclusion drawn by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from the recent research it has carried out. It discovered that 70% adults who were responsible for choosing care in a care home or at home over the [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:07:26+00:00March 2nd, 2018|News|

AMBULANCE SERVICE

Last week I received a phone call just after breakfast from someone I knew to say that her mother had just fallen asleep in her chair. Nothing too surprising about that, I thought, after all she’s well past 90. But my friend seemed unusually concerned, so I agreed to pop round. When I arrived, I [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:08:20+00:00September 3rd, 2017|News|

YOUNG ONSET DEMENTIA – A GROWING PHENOMENA?

Many people associate dementia with the elderly, particularly those who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. However, it is possible to develop dementia much earlier than this and there are increasingly more people in their twenties, thirties and forties who are being diagnosed with some form of the disease. Early onset, working age or [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:13:24+00:00July 15th, 2017|News|

MORE PRESSURE ON NURSES, WHAT NEXT FOR SOCIAL CARE?

Now that Theresa May has lost her majority in parliament, one presumes that social care policy reforms will once again be conveniently shelved until another election comes around. Sir Andrew Dilnot first put forward his recommendations for the Funding of Care back in 2011, and while receiving a favourable reception from both major political parties, [...]

By |2018-03-04T13:15:26+00:00June 14th, 2017|News|
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