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I am very impressed with Alex's caring and professional attitude towards my husband, Michael. She always maintains his dignity and has a cheerful and sunny disposition. Last week-end he had an issue and she refused to leave him until he was a little better. This way above and beyond her expected duties and it meant that she didn't get a break before going to her next client.
This morning you sent us the "dream team" - Alex and Vicky. These are Michael's and my favourite carers they both truly do care. They are professional and efficient and make the experience as pleasant as possible for him.
Very well done to Reg Storey (Trainer) and Mamie Lomax Care Co-ordinator from the Blackpool Branch of Routes who have now successfully completed the 6 Steps End of Life Training with Trinity Hospice.
They will be awarded their qualification over the coming weeks and will be able to roll out the training after consultation with Branch Managers and the Training Department.
The training team are keen to promote high quality Dementia Care and as such, have all become Dementia Friends!
We are now setting a challenge for all staff, this comes with the opportunity to win a fantastic Christmas hamper!!
We want you to become a Dementia Friend too!!
The staff member who posts a selfie wearing their new Dementia Friends badge will be entered into a draw the name drawn, on Friday 19th December wins the hamper full of goodies!! Simples.
Last day of posting is midnight on Friday 19th December 2014.
We want to encourage as many staff as possible to become dementia friends!
The challenge… should you choose to accept it!!!
Use the link below to apply to become a dementia friend (this can take a week or two to receive the pack).
Step 2) Send a selfie, wearing your new Dementia Friends badge to Routes Training at Training@routeshealthcare.com you need to let us know which branch you are from! This will then be uploaded to our Facebook page for Routes Training
Please note that sending your selfie pic grants us permission to load that on to our Facebook page unless you tell us not to!
Step 3) Sit back and hope your name is drawn!
Members of the training team are exempt from the draw!
Don’t forget to like Routes Training on our Facebook page, please email Training@routeshealthcare.com to be invited.
Posted by: Reg Storey on November 3rd, 2014 @ 09:47 AM
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.
Doctors followed nearly 5,000 people as part of a trial to assess the health impact of the procedure.
The results, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, showed an 80% reduction in type 2 diabetes in those having surgery.
The UK NHS is considering offering the procedure to tens of thousands of people to prevent diabetes.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are closely tied - the bigger someone is, the greater the risk of the condition.
The inability to control blood sugar levels can result in blindness, amputations and nerve damage.
Around a tenth of NHS budgets are spent on managing the condition.
To read more about this please click here.
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