We each have our own tastes, interests and characteristics that make us all unique. Even if you need a little extra support, you should still have the freedom to be your individual self. Read more about why independence is important, especially when it comes to care. Live-in care allows you to have the best of […]
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Have you noticed your loved one becoming a little bit forgetful, having difficulties with holding conversations, or seeming different from their usual self, but are not sure if this is just a normal part of ageing? While there are no definitive rules behind diagnosing dementia, there are many common symptoms of the condition. Learning to […]
When was the last time you had a good catch-up with a family member or friend? You might not realise it, but that might have been just what they needed. Even if they seem fine and happy, feelings of loneliness can come on suddenly. Even with today’s technology and social media, face-to-face interactions are incredibly […]
There is an increasing number of individuals who are opting to work as a carer, even after retirement. The fulfilment and purpose the role offers, alongside the extra income to support their pension, make a career in care a very exciting prospect. Whether it’s the chance to follow through on a lifelong career goal, or […]
There are many different techniques we can use to alleviate the symptoms of dementia which can help ease the challenges faced by someone who is living with the condition, and their family. The influence of music can work towards ‘unlocking’ memories and reaching parts of the brain which other forms of communication cannot. Simon, a […]
Have you heard the news? Helping Hands was recently endorsed as a Centre of Excellence, making us the first and only full-service home care provider to receive such a recognition. The accolade comes from Skills for Care, the strategic body for the adult social care workforce in England, after they reviewed the overall training and […]
During the hot summer months, staying hydrated is vital. Dehydration affects us all during heatwaves but those with respiratory difficulties or conditions such as Alzheimer’s are especially at risk, as are young children and the elderly. When the temperature starts to rise, these simple steps from our care team can ensure that you and those […]
It’s not always easy to realise that you or a loved one needs a little extra support. Even approaching the topic in the first place can be challenging, especially if your loved one is concerned about losing some of their independence. Making that call for help can take a lot of courage at first, but […]
You only need to watch the television or listen to the radio to hear messages about the importance of exercise on general health and wellbeing. But for people with dementia, exercise is especially important. There have been recent, conflicting reports which question whether or not exercise addresses the symptoms of dementia, but what has been […]
We’re pleased to announce that Helping Hands Chief Executive, Tim Lee, has once again been officially named as a Top CEO, the only chief exec in the care industry to receive such an accolade. Awarded for the second year running, Tim is named by Glassdoor – one of the world’s largest job and recruiting websites […]