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Caring for stroke patients: a caregiver’s guide 

Looking after a stroke survivor can be daunting and challenging, but with the right care, they can continue to live an independent life at home. For advice, contact healthcare professionals, including GPs, nurses and carers. Having them as your first point of contact is always useful.

Caring for cancer patients: a caregiver’s guide 

Panic alarms for the elderly

Palliative care is the journey that is begun after a life-limiting diagnosis, when the focus can be on holistic treatments and therapies that will ensure as pain-free an existence as possible. Supporting someone who is living with a serious health condition can present challenges every day, however, it is also an amazing opportunity to make a real difference and help the person to achieve as good a quality of life as possible in the home they love.


Benefits of companionship care for the elderly 

Companionship care is exactly what it says on the tin – carers that provide companionship to help tackle loneliness. Individuals don’t necessarily need to be living with a condition to receive care. If they are living alone and simply need a bit of company, this can be delivered via companionship care.

The 6 types of carers and their specialisms 

At Helping Hands, we have been providing care at home since 1989. We specialise in different types of care to ensure our customers get the very best support; they deserve. From companion care to dementia care we provide person-centred support to those who need it most.

Parkinson’s care: a caregiver’s checklist

Parkinson’s carer helps manage the symptoms of the condition and provides the support needed to make it possible for individuals to live an independent and comfortable life at home.

10 qualities that make a great healthcare assistant 

Becoming a healthcare assistant with Helping Hands could be the most fulfilling role you ever have. Our care assistants go above and beyond every single day to ensure our customers receive the care they deserve, and with opportunities on both a visiting care and live-in care basis across the whole of England and Wales, you can be sure there’s a role for you.

Top tips for success in your care assistant job application

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While no magic formula guarantees your application to be a care assistant with Helping Hands will be successful, there are things you can do before and during your submission that can make a real difference. Hopefully, the points listed below will give you some insight into your best chance of success when applying to us.

Is a bank healthcare assistant job right for me?

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Becoming a bank healthcare assistant – where you don’t have a fixed hours contract but pick up shifts as and when you’re available – is a practical solution if you have existing commitments that limit your working hours.

What does it mean to be a carer?
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Being a carer has its pros, it’s rewarding and you truly make a difference in people’s lives. On the other hand, it can be demanding but being a carer is truly the most fulfilling thing you’ll do. At Helping Hands, we have thousands of compassionate carers that look after our customers across England and Wales.


Career progression in the care sector

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As well as superlative standards of care, Helping Hands are well-known for supporting our carers to realise their ambitions and progress their careers. Many of our existing private carers have gone on to become branch managers, area managers, and trainers

Typical carer interview questions

When you apply to become a private carer with Helping Hands you can expect to be asked a range of carer interview questions, so that we can determine whether you have the natural qualities of compassion and kindness that we are looking for.

Here you will find some examples of what you may be asked during the recruitment process, and information we may expect in your answers.

What is good motivation to work in care?

When you’re asked what motivates you to work in care you may just naturally have a desire to look after other people. Perhaps you don’t have a particular reason, but you’ve always known in your heart that caring for other people is what you want to do.

Regardless of how you approach working in care, you will definitely have a passion for making a difference to people in need, by supporting our customers to remain as independent as possible in the homes they love.