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MOWOOT Chronic Constipation Therapy Device

MOWOOT Chronic Constipation Therapy Device

MOWOOT - the Natural Solution to Chronic Constipation

MOWOOT is a new abdominal massage therapy system for chronic constipation. MOWOOT treats, manages and prevents chronic constipation without laxatives, enemas and colon cleansing supplements. 

MOWOOT is designed for home use and for use in clinics, hospitals and care homes. MOWOOT is compact, portable and easy to use. MOWOOT is light to carry and features a handle for easy lifting during moving from room to room and during travel or transportation.    

MOWOOT overview

Safe, effective and clinically proven 

Helps to achieve regular and easier bowel movements

Makaton Choir Appeals For New Platforms

Makaton Choir

A Shrewsbury-based choir whose performances focus on signing rather than singing is appealing for an invitation to perform in front of a new audience in the region.   Kim Walshaw, a qualified Makaton trainer who works as locality manager for care-provider Regard and has launched a signing choir for colleagues and the people they support, said: “You only have to watch our choir to see how much the members love what they are doing, and their performances spread such joy.  

“We’d love people to contact us with suggestions for inclusive local events where they would like us to perform.” 

PPP Taking Care launches new Home & Well service to support home from hospital transition

PPP Taking Care launches new Home & Well service to support home from hospital transition

As an increasingly resource-strapped NHS faces further pressures to manage demands resulting from an ever-aging UK population, the importance of enabling safe transition back home from hospital for the elderly has never been greater. 

For both patients – particularly those who live alone, and their carers – often relatives with work and family responsibilities, the challenge of ensuring safe transition home from hospital for patients is placing an unprecedented burden upon occupational therapists whose work load is bordering on unsustainable. In a recent survey conducted by PPP Taking Care, 66% of occupational therapists reported that they were unable to commit enough time to the core part of their job; that of helping people transition following a hospital stay.

National charity calls time on pancreatic cancer in the North West with their GP Awareness Campaign

National charity calls time on pancreatic cancer in the North West with their GP Awareness Campaign

National charity, Pancreatic Cancer Action, are running a 6-month campaign targeting GP surgeries in the North West and South West to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer amongst the public and to provide supporting resources to GPs. Starting in September, the campaign will consist of large posters and leaflets for the public in waiting rooms, along with resource packs including the latest updates on the disease and information on PCA’s e-learning module for the GPs. 

100-year-old celebrates Burger Day at care home

100-year-old celebrates Burger Day at care home

A CENTENARIAN chef has been making burgers for fellow care home residents to celebrate National Burger Day.

Nancy Sallis, who lives at Holmewood Care Home, in Chesterfield, donned her apron and chef’s hat to turn mince beef into delicious patties.

The 100-year-old joined fellow residents Hazel White, Thelma Scarborough and Margaret Shatwell to make enough burgers for tea at the care home.

They mixed the minced beef, onions, salt and pepper by hand before forming them into burgers and serving them in buns with a selection of sauces.

Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, said: “Our residents were very eager to show off their culinary skills.

Teens talk football and manicures at Teesside care home

Mandale House Care Home

STUDENTS have been volunteering at a Teesside care home, Mandale House Care Home, as part of a summer project with the Middlesbrough FC Foundation.

The 15-to-17-year-olds are taking part in the club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS), which involves work in the community.

They have been spending time with residents at Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, as well as helping with their summer fayre.

The group gave manicures to the female residents and talked to the male residents about The Boro, showing them pictures of Riverside Stadium.

They also played bingo and some of the volunteers demonstrated their tap skills for former dancer Irene Fleming, a resident at the home, on Acklam Road.

Remembering VJ Day at Skelmersdale care home

Aaron Crest Care Home

MEMORIES of WW2 were shared at a Skelmersdale care home, Aaron Crest Care Home, to commemorate VJ Day – the end of the war with Japan in August 1945.

Aaron Crest Care Home, on Tanhouse Road, hosted members of the Skelmersdale Veterans Association (SVA) as part of the event.

They spoke with residents and shared memorabilia including gasmasks, uniforms, helmets, aircraft models and more.

The group reminisced about growing up during and after the war, talking about the impact it had on family life.

Resident Stanley Joel, a veteran of the Merchant Navy, rose to his feet and saluted when he saw the SVA members in uniform.

Care home spices up life for jody

Orchard View

A Strood man with learning disabilities is discovering how much more satisfying life can be when you try out new experiences thanks to Orchard View.

For Jody Williams who lives at Orchard View, a Kent residential service run by the Regard Group, his learning disability has tended to make him unwilling to try any activities he wasn't already familiar with. 

Yet this year, bolstered by encouragement from the Orchard View team, Jody has surpassed all expectations by experimenting with new hobbies and travelling to Australia to be best man at his brother Jamie's wedding. 

Jody said:

"My sister went with me and it made me proud to be an important part of the wedding."