With the recent local lockdowns across England and the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 during the winter months, the pandemic is far from over. But what does this mean for those who provide care for loved ones who are elderly or who are living with a long-term health condition? Currently, local lockdown restrictions […]
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Many people care for someone in some capacity. This may be as little as helping an elderly loved one with their weekly grocery shopping to providing around-the-clock care. Every caregiver knows that caring for someone is rewarding, but it can also be hugely demanding at times. Providing continuous care can take a massive toll on […]
Recent statistics show that there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK. Some caregivers support an elderly loved one by helping with tasks like cleaning or grocery shopping. Whereas, other caregivers support a loved one on a full-time basis. Taking care of a loved one is a rewarding and meaningful task, but it can […]
Helping Hands Home Care have launched a video tribute to their carers in celebration of Professional Care Workers Week. The video highlights their brand-new reward and recognition scheme, Moments of Kindness, which coincides with the theme of Professional Care Workers Week, ‘Respect and Recognition’. The video includes photographs and clips of carers supporting their customers, […]
Our lives have completely changed over the last five months, but we are slowly returning to how life was before the coronavirus. The latest and most dramatic regulations update is the wearing of face coverings across the UK in indoor public places. On 24th July, it was made mandatory to wear a face covering in […]
This blog was prepared and written by Birds Eye and features as a guest blog on the Helping Hands Home Care website. For individuals with swallowing difficulties, mealtimes can become less enjoyable and over time, this can have a negative impact on quality of life. The medical term for difficulty swallowing is dysphagia (‘dys’ being […]
We’ve all been doing everything possible to protect ourselves in many ways during the coronavirus outbreak, but it’s important for us to know, and help to educate our elderly loved ones and the people we care for, about the types of scams and how to spot them. Scammers can be very convincing, and many victims […]
It’s been a strange old year. COVID-19 has completely changed everything from popping to the shops and visiting loved ones to how we spend our free time. And for those that have live-in care or home care, they’ve relied upon their carers more than ever before. In many ways, it’s been quite an unsettling time […]
There are many benefits of live-in care, retaining your privacy perhaps being one of the most vital – particularly for those that have been fiercely independent for most of their lives. Privacy and safety at home is important to all of us, but particularly those who require extra support with 24-hour care. Living in your […]
Warwickshire customer Andrew receives funding for a social visit each week, but is unfortunately unable to receive support towards transport. Andrew is dependent on a large motorised wheelchair, which means that the cost for him to visit his local town centre for the day costs around £50, and he is unable to access community transport due […]