The prime minister had suggested councils would pick up the tab for care costs once a person’s assets fell below £100,000, as opposed to the current level of £23,250 in England. Controversially, family homes would also be included in the means-testing formula for at-home care for the first time. Ministers later rowed back from the proposal. … [Read more...] about Older people face paying £34,000 a year to go into a care home
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Nurses, more than anything, strive to deliver high-quality care and connect with patients during their most vulnerable times. But often there isn't the time. The inability to achieve that goal causes stress. Imagine being forced to choose between giving morning meds and sitting down with a patient newly diagnosed with cancer — or spending time with the family of a patient with Covid-19. Choices like that leave nurses focused on tasks and morally injured. … [Read more...] about Nurses are struggling with trauma. But they were suffering long before Covid-19 hit
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness and death. California's death count is just under 6,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. … [Read more...] about Most Californians live in areas with troubling virus numbers
My brother-in-law, Albert, is a GP based in the West Midlands. His sister Olivet Buck was a doctor too: though her work was quite different. She practised in the land of their birth, Sierra Leone. For the past few months she was fighting in the desperate battle against Ebola ravaging parts of her country. Last Tuesday came the awful news that she’d caught the virus. … [Read more...] about Why are western health workers with Ebola flown out, but locals left to die?
FILE PHOTO: Nurses care for a patient in an Intensive Care ward treating victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS … [Read more...] about UK toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 44,602, up 85