We are pleased to announce that we have a new Myhomecare Dementia Awareness course. We would encourage as many of you to do this course as it is beneficial in terms of your own personal & professional development. It is also a helpful source of information for those of you working with people with Dementia or have a loved one with the diagnosis.
The registration page will the appear and you must enter the below:
Organisation name please enter: myhomecare.ie
Region: Dublin Homecare, South Homecare, West Homecare, North East Homecare- Please select depending on where you are located in the country.
Please tick I accept the terms and conditions once all the information is filled.
You will then receive an email from Servisource training. You must click this email and click on the link saying “E-learning link”. From here you should be able to start the course. Download the power point slides and afterwards take the basic Dementia quiz! REMEMBER TO CLICK FINISH ONCE ALL QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED.
Should the system ask you for a password and you cant remember the one used from completing your induction/annual refresher you can update to a new password.
Please contact your local line manager if you experience any difficulties.
National Arthritis Week took place in April 2022
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting 1 to 2 per cent of Irish people. This is quite common not only in our ageing population but also in those under the age of 40, also affecting children with juvenile arthritis. We have listed some websites that have some really good information and booklets to help increase your knowledge on all thing's arthritis.
Bowel cancer awareness month. Bowel Cancer , also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer, can occur in both men and women. Usually, bowel cancer affects people 60 and up, however younger people have been known to develop bowel cancer.
Almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Ireland every year. It is also the second most common cause of cancer death in Ireland.
If bowel cancer is found early, it can be successfully treated. Therefore, early detection is the best protection.
Information on Bowel Cancer can be found on the Irish Cancer Society website and HSE websites. We also have a YouTube link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_SqHBq2vc&t=62s
Coronavirus ~ COVID-19 🦠
All the information you need regarding COVID-19.
In relation to Covid-19 ensure you are kept up to date on the most recent guidance from the HSE & HSPC websites. Remember:
• All staff must wear gloves, apron and surgical mask for all visits in a clients home. Correct donning and doffing of PPE must be completed on entering and leaving the home. Change of PPE if needed between tasks such as personal case is permitted once clean PPE is put on.
• Handwashing must be completed on entering the home and leaving. In between tasks carried out
• All carers are to wear enhanced PPE (surgical face mask, goggles/visors, full gowns, gloves) when working with a client who is Covid positive. Please contact your local client care manager/nurse manager so this can be provided to you. If you are made aware a client is awaiting a test result or is symptomatic we can provide full PPE in the interim. If negative result basic PPE then will resume.
• All your clothes should be washed daily using a minimum 60 degree cycle. If possible, leave your work shoes outside or in the car.
Please remember to self-monitor for COVID symptoms minimum twice daily as per guidelines. If you have a sore throat, blocked/runny nose, cough, aches/pain, tiredness/fatigue, loss of taste/smell, severe headache or any other unusual symptom please contact your GP and Myhomecare immediately for advice before continuing your client calls.
You must inform the office if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, are a close contact or have received a positive antigen test. If you are awaiting a PCR test you cannot return to work until result has come back and it is negative.
Some helpful links are outlined below with guidance and video resources available
It is important that you record your tasks and care provided in the notes section daily for each client. If you have any issues using the system, please contact your local team who will be happy to help!