Live-in Care Archives - The Good Care Group

Live-In Care is one of the safest types of care during COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19 infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease The virus that causes COVID-19 infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that two groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people (that is people over 60 years old); and those with underlying medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer). The risk of severe disease gradually increases with age starting from around 40 years. It’s important that adults in this age range protect themselves and in turn protect others that may be more ...

The benefits of live-in care during the summer months

Find out how The Good Care Group can help you or your loved one make the most of the summer months using comprehensive, holistic live-in care techniques. Summer should be a time of activity and social engagement; live-in care can help make this a reality for your loved one. Here, we'll look at the various ways live-in care can support your loved one at home, and while out and about during summer. Getting out and about more often Community events like fetes, afternoon tea and outdoor bowls tournaments are great for keeping older people active and socially engaged. Your loved one may even want to take a day trip or short holiday. A live-in care team can accompany your loved one on such trips, making ...

Living well with MS: An introduction

Find out how staying active, eating healthily and setting up an adaptable care package can help people with MS maximise their overall quality of life. With the right support in place, living well with multiple sclerosis is an entirely achievable goal. Find out how staying active, eating healthily and setting up an adaptable care package can help people with MS maximise their overall quality of life. Staying active Regular exercise is a crucial part of living well with MS. As the condition develops, you might experience tremors and difficulty moving. Your physiotherapist is likely to recommend an exercise programme to help you stay as active as possible. These are the benefits of regular exercise: Enhance overall health Maximise mobility Decrease ...

Care at home during stroke recovery

Care at home during the stroke recovery process is an important factor. It helps the affected person adapt to life after an episode. Care at home during the stroke recovery process is an important factor. It helps the affected person adapt to life after an episode. Live-in care is centred around your needs, or those of your loved one, in a way that’s not possible with a typical residential care arrangement. It enables a holistic approach that supports medical recovery, participation in social activities and sense of independence. Read on to find out how care at home could help support you or your loved one throughout the stroke recovery process. Adapting to care Around 152,000 people experience a stroke each ...

The Good Care Group launch MS support service with MS Society

The Good Care Group is proud to announce the introduction of our flexible multiple sclerosis (MS) home care service, created in in partnership with the MS Society, the UK’s leading charity supporting people with MS. The Good Care Group is proud to announce the introduction of our flexible multiple sclerosis (MS) home care service, created in in partnership with the MS Society, the UK’s leading charity supporting people with MS. We understand that many people with MS lead independent lives and do not need full time care, which is why we made our home support service as flexible and personalised as possible. Our support is available for as long or as little as necessary – we offer everything from a ...

Planning ahead for elderly care in 2017

Spending time with your loved one over the festive season may have got you thinking about elderly care arrangements. Spending time with your loved one over the festive season may have got you thinking about elderly care arrangements. If you’ve begun to spot signs that a loved one isn’t coping as well as they once did, a formal care arrangement could make a real difference to their overall quality of life. It could also prevent a crisis further down the line. Why the festive season is a time to take stock and plan ahead There are several reasons why you may be thinking more about care for an elderly relative at this time of year. Snow, ice, cold, fallen leaves ...

1 million families sell their homes to fund residential care

According to the insurance company NFU Mutual, which polled individual families asking them about their experiences of paying for the residential care of elderly family members, over 1 million families have to sell their homes in order to pay for care. These findings were announced less than 2 weeks after a separate study revealed that another 2 million people – a quarter of retired homeowners – are already expecting to sell their homes to pay for future care. According to the insurance company NFU Mutual, which polled individual families asking them about their experiences of paying for the residential care of elderly family members, over 1 million families have to sell their homes in order to pay for care. These ...

Primary Care Today, November 2011 “Training is much more than ticking boxes”

Zoë Elkins, Head of Care Strategy, The Good Care Group, outlines an approach which takes training of carers to a new level. Zoë Elkins, Head of Care Strategy, The Good Care Group, outlines an approach which takes training of carers to a new level. When training carers in looking after the elderly, ticking boxes to indicate what elements of education have been covered can seem appropriate and adequate. However, whilst an array of ticked boxes may satisfy regulations, it does nothing to measure what has really been learned and applied. The Good Care Group, which supports elderly individuals in their own homes, places enormous importance on ensuring that the skills acquired are directly applied to deliver high quality care in ...

Primary Care Today – May 2012 ‘Trailblazing training achieves highest care standards’

The Good Care Group has achieved best practice in training carers following the successful launch of its Health and Social Care Professional Apprenticeship scheme a year ago, writes Zoe Elkins, Head of Care. The Good Care Group has achieved best practice in training carers following the successful launch of its Health and Social Care Professional Apprenticeship scheme a year ago, writes Zoe Elkins, Head of Care. Any organisation establishing a training programme for carers looking after elderly people must be sure to focus on delivering a programme that impacts on carers in a memorable way and makes a real difference to practice in the field. Overly enthusiastic providers who try to cram too much into too short a time (without ...

Class divisions affecting choice of palliative care

A recent major NHS study by Public Health England has shown that class divisions affect people’s access to the type of palliative care they desire. The research showed that those who are married are more likely to have the option of spending their final days at home, surrounded by their families, whilst those who are single or divorced are more likely to die in hospital. A recent major NHS study by Public Health England has shown that class divisions affect people’s access to the type of palliative care they desire. The research showed that those who are married are more likely to have the option of spending their final days at home, surrounded by their families, whilst those who are ...