It’s not always easy to know if or when the time has come to find additional support for your loved one. Understandably, families can often experience guilt and anxiety at just the thought of placing their loved one in the care of a stranger. But, it’s important to keep in mind that if your health […]
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Once you start caring for a parent, family member or friend, you’re likely to hear of respite care. This type of care is perfect for those looking for short-term relief whether it’s due to a holiday, emergency, or to simply recharge. Right now, you might not think you need respite care, but an emergency or […]
Taking the time to understand your loved one’s needs and placing them at the centre of the decision-making process can make your next steps much smoother. Whether you’re looking for 30 minutes or 30 hours of care per week, domiciliary care is a great option for those looking for extra support in the place you […]
There’s no one-size fits all formula when it comes to dementia. Each family’s case is unique, requiring various levels of care and assistance. You may already have the challenge of balancing a number of roles such as partner, parent, adult child, and employee, but if the time comes when you need extra support, there are […]
We know that most of the families who need care need it quickly and that most of them haven’t been through the process before. We want to ensure that you have the appropriate information, so that you are able to make an informed decision. We understand that when you’re in a state of high emotion […]
The stories within the pages of a book can help us to understand ourselves and the world around us. For people affected by dementia, books can also play a key role in helping to understand the sense of identity they might have lost. Schemes such as Reading Well and Books on Prescription have already given […]
Live-in carers are at the heart of providing continuous, round-the-clock care. And while that does mean supporting with practical activities such as helping with medication or personal care, there’s more to live-in care than that. Did you know that live-in carers can also support with the everyday tasks around your house? This is just one […]
There may well come a point in your life where you need to take a specific set of medications. This might be needed for a particular condition such as arthritis or diabetes, or just to maintain general health. Medication can also pose a risk, especially if it’s used incorrectly or not stored away. Take a […]
We’re living in an ageing population – figures released by The Office of National Statistics reveal that in mid-2017, around 18% of adults in the UK were aged 65 or over, and this figure is expected to rise to over 20% by the year 2027. With that in mind, looking after our health is becoming […]
One in 10 adults in the UK are carers in some form. That’s around seven million people. Many carers are unpaid, voluntarily giving their time to look after a family member or friend to make sure they have everything they need. But who is there to look after the carer themselves? Respite care is a […]