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Care homes are not the only option

Homes aren’t just buildings – they’re places that hold special memories and where we feel the safest. Sadly, many families believe that the only way for their loved one to get the right care is by moving into a care or nursing home – away from their home comforts. Admitting your loved one needs some […]

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Why older workers are choosing a rewarding career in care

Whether it’s for a financial boost or because of a calling to find a new, strong purpose, more older workers over the age of 50 are choosing to work in care, some for the first time in their lives. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), during the past year alone more than 100,000 […]

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Mobile technology tracking home care visits

There’s no mistake that we’re feet-first in a digital age – one of instant alerts about the international news of the day right through to all the local gossip from friends and family. It’s also a time of utilising mobile technology for daily tasks, whether it’s getting step-by-step directions, booking a holiday or paying a […]

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Personal care and the role of the carer

Personal care, including support with bathing, dressing and sometimes toileting, is often an essential part of the role of a carer. And it’s about more than just preventing bacteria and viruses – the sensation of being clean and dry works towards being comfortable and content, as well as happy. Needing help with personal care doesn’t […]

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Our Bristol branch in Henleaze officially opens its doors

Last week, we officially opened the doors of Helping Hands Bristol over in Henleaze. Although we’ve been supporting families in the Bristol area since 2016, the event was the formal reception for the branch providing a visiting care service in and around Bristol and the surrounding areas, including in Kingswood, Clifton, Patchway and Stoke Gifford. […]

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Retired teacher Jerry on working as a carer: “Every moment is special”

Jerry works as a care assistant in Redditch where he supports customers on a part-time basis, visiting around around six regular customers each week. With an infectious smile and playful personality, he’s built strong relationships with the people he supports, one of which he visits purely to play chess with. As one of our more mature […]

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Top tips for keeping safe and warm this winter

While the cooler weather may be a welcome retreat from the often stuffy, warm days of summer, it can bring several hazards, particularly for the elderly. Winter can be a challenge for those that struggle with mobility, or have conditions such as osteoporosis, as the risk of slips and falls increases in icy conditions. At […]

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Five years on: live-in care specialists Kirsty and Monica share all

Over the last five years, we’ve welcomed some more talented people to the Helping Hands team. Two of them are Kirsty Prendiville and Monica Whitehurst, our live-in care managers who support customers and teams of live-in carers in Hertfordshire and Warwickshire. As live-in care managers, Kirsty and Monica are regularly visiting new and existing customers […]

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