Articles by Dr Jamie Wilson

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

Sep 14, 2020 5 min
how to find companion care

The Best Companion Care for Older People

Choosing companion care can include a live in companion or simply a drop in private companion for the elderly. Whether you opt for an elderly companion through an agency, directly on a self-employed basis, or through an introductory agency like…

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May 19, 2020 2 min

Moving from a Care home to Live in care during Covid-19

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and news regarding care homes has led to many families considering alternative care arrangements for their loved ones. Families are naturally concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in care homes and the recent rapid spread of the virus. Additionally, many families have been restricted from visiting their loved ones in residential care. Live in care is the obvious alternative providing 24 hour care. Live in care is widely considered a suitable alternative to residential care, although many people may not be aware of it as an option. Additionally, care homes may have been perceived as safer and more community focused prior to Covid-19 with support from multiple carers and company from other residents. What are the benefits of live in care versus a care home? One dedicated carer can stay with the person on a semi permanent basis often for several months if required. This means…

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May 3, 2019 4 min

What are the qualities of a good carer?

What makes a good carer for the elderly? When it comes to finding a carer for someone close to you, you want to get it right. If you’re on the hunt for a high-quality carer, take a look at our…

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Apr 20, 2019 4 min
Finding good care

Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care

 Finding the right carer isn’t just about experience and qualifications, it’s also about finding the personality fit that will lead to a close and trusting relationship. Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care It can be challenging to find…

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Mar 13, 2019 2 min
occupational therapy for dementia

Occupational therapy for dementia

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to support someone with everyday tasks. Often, it’s used as part of rehabilitation after an illness of injury. Practitioners are called occupational therapists and will take stock…

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Mar 7, 2019 1 min

What do Admiral Nurses do?

Admiral Nurses are specialist nurses trained to provide support for people and families affected by dementia. They get their name from ‘Admiral Joe’ Levy, founder of Dementia UK and a keen sailor. They can work in a number of environments…

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Mar 1, 2019 2 min
How to get a personal health budget

Personal health budgets explained

What is a personal health budget? A personal health budget is one of the ways a clinical commissioning group provides care to people. PHBs are designed to involve the person receiving care (or their representative) in the decision making process,…

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Feb 27, 2019 2 min

CHC decision support tool explained

The NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) decision support tool helps to decide if someone is entitled to ongoing publicly funded healthcare. It’s used by a multidisciplinary team made up of social workers, psychiatrists and other specialised healthcare professionals. It’s similar to…

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Jan 22, 2019 1 min
dementia support services

Dementia support services in the UK

While a diagnosis of dementia can feel earth-shattering for everyone involved, it’s worth knowing that there are plenty of ways in which you can get support for you and your loved ones. We’ve outlined some of the services in the…

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