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Coping At Home In The Winter

As winter approaches the nights get longer and the temperature begins to drop. People all over the country start preparing for the cold months ahead, and NHS hospitals begin organising and planning for their busiest time of year, commonly known as ‘winter pressures’. In the extreme winter of 2012/13 there were an estimated 31,100 excess deaths in the UK, and the colder it was, the higher the mortality rate. But what are the challenges facing older people during this chilly season, and why do we see a rise in illness and hospital admissions?

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21 September 2018
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How live-in care helps protect vulnerable older people

Learn more about how live-in care helps protect vulnerable older people from many of the risk factors typically present in the home environment.

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20 September 2018
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Enrich lives by enhancing the home environment with live-in care

Find out how live-in care enables you to go about enhancing the home environment in ways that aren't possible with a residential care arrangement.

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13 September 2018
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What's in the pipeline for World Alzheimer’s Month 2018?

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month 2018, we've put together this handy overview of the initiative and the events being organised to mark it.

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06 September 2018
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Supporting family carers: Loved ones spend £1.8bn and 118m hours on elderly care each year

New research shows we must do more as a society to support family carers. Here, we'll introduce this research and set out how live-in care can help.

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30 August 2018
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Care Sector News Review: August 2018

Learn more about the key trends impacting on the care sector in August 2018 in our latest edition of Care Sector News Review.

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28 August 2018
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Using technology to communicate with older people

Using technology to communicate with older people can be immensely beneficial. This blog will tell you all about the pros/cons and how to get started.

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23 August 2018
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Preparing for handover day

The day of handover is one of the most important days in a placement. It's a very busy day and can be stressful, not only for the carer, but also for the client, who may be feeling anxious about the change. These are the areas that the outgoing carer should focus on and pay attention to when preparing for handover:

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23 August 2018
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Adapting Your Home For Care

As you get older you may find that the tasks you were previously able to complete have become a challenge. People struggling to manage their day-to-day life often become worried that this marks the end of independence in their own home

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20 August 2018
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The Benefits of Live-In Care Vs. Hourly Care

At some point you or a loved one may require extra support to continue living comfortably, this is true for millions of elderly people across the United Kingdom. For many, staying home whilst receiving support is the ideal scenario and provides a highly sort after balance; cosy surroundings, a familiar environment and assistance when needed.

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17 August 2018
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Risk and Reward: Positive Risk Taking for Clients

So much of our work is concerned with keeping our clients away from risks, but sometimes taking well-calculated, managed risks can lead to enjoyable experiences for our clients and help them retain their independence as much as possible.

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17 August 2018
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How to support an older person following a fall

Care for older loved ones by improving your understanding of how to assess and support an older person following a fall.

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16 August 2018