Nicky Hayes

Music
Nursing Older People

Practice question: music in care homes

How can I set up a musical group for residents in my care home?

mentoring
Nursing Standard

When education is not enough: turning the tide on staff shortages in older people’s care

Education needs to be matched with dynamic career pathways that attract professionals to the...

Pain management
Nursing Older People

Nurses need better training in managing pain

A survey of nurses shows that one third had inadequate knowledge of pain management

Singing_music_and_dance_Parkinsons
Nursing Older People

Singing, music and dance in Parkinson’s disease

Three research articles of interest to nurses of older people

Nicky Hayes
Nursing Standard

60 seconds with consultant nurse for older people Nicky Hayes

Nicky Hayes set her heart on gerontological nursing early in her career. Her varied roles mean she still sees patients every day, while also helping to develop the clinical leaders of the future

Nicky Hayes
Nursing Older People

The barriers to nursing home staff accessing continuing professional development

Nicky Hayes says the care sector, education providers and individual nurses need to work together to ensure nurses in nursing homes are fit for purpose

Heart surgery
Nursing Standard

Consultation is key to reconfigurations

Nurse leaders need a bigger role on decisions to withdraw specialist services from local...

Nursing Older People

Importance of identifying frailty

Identifying frailty is a core business for healthcare professionals who work with older people. Through systematic detection of indicators, such as changes in mobility, continence or mental health, we can tailor care planning for individuals and change service provision accordingly.

Parkinsons
Nursing Older People

Supporting people with Parkinson’s in later life

Parkinson’s in old age can be a complex individual condition that affects physical and psychological function and wellbeing. As a result, the needs of different people may vary. However, all older people with Parkinson’s will benefit from access to a specialist, comprehensive old-age assessment and nursing care that understands how symptoms can affect health and wellbeing, and is responsive to the individual’s particular requirements over time.

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