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 […]
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Although sepsis is a life-threatening and serious complication of an infection, it is one of the least recognised. At least 46,000 people die in the UK as a result of it but if everyone learnt to spot the signs of the condition, this could be dramatically reduced. The condition can affect any number of people […]
It can often be challenging to provide end of life care, with the term itself having final and negative connotations. But what many forget is that it is often the smallest gestures which make the biggest difference. The thought of caring for someone, either a loved one or in a professional setting, who is nearing […]
Being a full-time carer for a loved one can be exhausting and, at times, isolating. You may sometimes feel as though you are working constantly and never have time for yourself. Respite care can be an invaluable tool to allow you the breaks you need. Juggling your everyday responsibilities, supporting a member of your family and […]
Growing older, is, for most of us a fact of life. And one which does not necessarily come without its difficulties. It can be upsetting to watch our loved ones age, and potentially change. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that things have to change, or you have to compromise your former way of life. Accepting […]
When someone says the word ‘dementia’ to you, the first thing you’ll think of will probably be memory. While difficulties with memory, either short or long-term, is a significant symptom of various types of dementia, there are other warning signs which you should be mindful of. Dementia and changes in the senses Many people affected […]
While live-in care allows you to have the support you need within the comfort of your home, it’s also a way of making sure you’re safe. And if you have a relative who is prone to falls, live-in care also gives you peace of mind that someone will be on hand to support them when […]
Our people are at the heart of everything we do at Helping Hands. Ensuring that we create a supportive environment, so that our team can grow and be the best they can be, is something we are incredibly passionate about. Helping Hands is built around four simple core values, ‘listening and understanding’, ‘focus on people’, […]
Having a conversation with a relative about how they want to spend their final stages of life is rarely easy. Whether it’s due to elderly age or a long-term health condition, talking about end of life care, while difficult, ensures that your loved one is able to live their last days in comfort. By starting […]
As Big Ben struck 11am on November 11th, millions of people gathered at memorial services across the country to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday, and the Cenotaph in London saw wreaths laid to honour those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country. Among them was Lester (seen pictured on the left), a truly […]