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How live-in care can strengthen family bonds

Family is possibly the most important factor in staving off loneliness among older people; a condition that can have pronounced effects on a person’s physical health and overall wellbeing.

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10 June 2016
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Loneliness and care homes

As a society, we have grown to understand more in recent years about the loneliness older people so often face, and we’re coming to realise how detrimental this feeling can be to their health and wellbeing.

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31 May 2016
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Changing from a care home to full-time live-in carer

Whether you’re making an initial decision on care requirements for a relative whose support needs have changed, or re-assessing an existing residential care arrangement, switching to live-in care is a convenient process without any unnecessary headaches.

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17 May 2016
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Loneliness linked to increased risk of heart disease and strokes

Loneliness and social isolation have been identified as presenting a 30% increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease.

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25 April 2016
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Unexpected benefits of live-in care

Being cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their own home means your loved one is able to access many advantages not available in a residential care setting.

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18 April 2016
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Care needs of a million elderly not being met

The charity Age UK has warned there are as many as a million people in the UK with elderly care needs that are not being met. A further 300,000 are struggling with feelings of loneliness.

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08 April 2016
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How high-quality care provision can lead to a longer life

High-quality care makes an enormous difference to the health and wellbeing of elderly patients, and it can even impact their life expectancy.

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22 March 2016
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Council tax rises insufficient to cover increasing care costs

Council tax increases will fail to generate sufficient funds to support the growing demand for elderly care, local authorities have warned.

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25 February 2016
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Day in the life of a live-in carer

Being a carer is an occupation that’s often not fully understood, but most of us will need their services at some point in our lives. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a live-in carer for Good Care Group.

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22 February 2016
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Predicted dementia risk falls by 22% due to healthier lifestyles

Elderly Britons are now 22% less likely to develop dementia than was expected 20 years ago, a study by Cambridge University has found.

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10 February 2016
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Care home fees to exceed private school costs

Care home fees - the average cost of residency and nursing assistance - are set to rise above fees for the prestigious Eton College. What factors are causing this, and how can you limit costs and get the best care provision?

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09 February 2016
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Financial prospects for social care in 2016 ‘could not be worse’

The financial prospects for the care sector are at an all-time low, and set to plunge further, King’s Fund assistant director Richard Humphries has stated.

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14 January 2016