Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for April, 2013

Routine shingles vaccinations for people in their 70s

People over the age of 70 are to be offered routine shingles vaccinations from September in a move to prevent thousands of cases each year, officials have said. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons…

Cutbacks force care home closures

An increasing number of care providers are going out of business as a result of local council funding cuts, according to a new report. Research carried out by accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy revea…

Duncan Smith under fire for pensioners benefits call

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has come under fire from his own Cabinet colleagues for suggesting that wealthy pensioners should hand back their benefits voluntarily, if they…

Doctors blast Hunt for ‘blame game’

Jeremy Hunt has come under fire for comments made about poor out-of-hours GP services putting extra pressure on accident and emergency departments.   {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   During …

Online tool to review care homes

A new website has been launched that will allow people to compare care homes and other services across the country. Setup by the Government, the online tool aims to help those facing the difficult…

Most think older people aren’t treated with dignity

New polling by Age UK shows that only a quarter of the public (26%) feel confident that older people are treated with dignity at home or in care homes while less than 1 in 3 (31%) felt older people…

Social networks keep older people in touch

Increasing numbers of older people are turning to social networking, according to new research. Figures show that the number of 55 to 64-year-old internet users creating a social network profile ro…

Government considering ‘hospital hotels’

Older patients could soon recover from illnesses or falls in ‘hospital hotels’ after the Government confirmed it was considering the idea. The proposals, which are based on a system used in…

UK must show vision to meet ageing challenges

The growing number of older people in the UK presents major opportunities for our society – but rarely since the Second World War has there been such a tough time to pursue the aim of a better late…

Arthritis warning for women smokers

Light smoking can make women more than twice as likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as those who have never smoked a cigarette, according to new research. {DynamicContent:Social Media…

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