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Why are More Elder People Choosing Live in Care?

As more and more families start to consider live-in care as the needs of their family members increase, it becomes clear why it’s such a popular option. People should not feel forced out of their homes, where they are comfortable, just because of failing...

What to Expect from a Live in Carer

Inviting a carer into your home for the first time can be daunting – especially when they are going to be living with you for the foreseeable future. Working and living together 24/7 can be tricky, but as long as you have taken your time to consider what...

4 Reasons to Choose Live in Care

When you or a loved one come to the realisation that you need ongoing care, there are a number of options that can be considered. Many people choose the residential care home option without knowing the facts about all of the alternatives. Care homes are...

Key Characteristics of a Good Carer

Being a good care worker requires special qualities and personal traits, many of which can’t be taught. Your personality, manner and willingness are often more important than skills and experience in care work. A home care worker often works alone which...

How Home Palliative Care can Improve Quality of Life

End of life care can support both clients and their family members physically and emotionally. Depending on the illness, specialist palliative care may be provided by nurses or carers, or a combination of both, and can take place in a range of settings....

Where Older People Can Find Company at Christmastime

It’s meant to be a happy celebration, and a time of comfort and joy – but for many older people, Christmas can be one of the worst days of the year. Widows and other older people experiencing loneliness can have a hard time during the festive season, when...

The Difference Between a Relative Carer and a Live in Carer

Accepting care can be a difficult task, especially if that care is from a family member. There are certain aspects of personal care which can be difficult for both the care giver and the receiver, and many don’t feel comfortable letting a relative do this...

How to Stay Healthy and Happy this Winter

As the cold, dark nights creep in, winter is officially here and it’s time to prepare for the seasonal changes. At this time of year it’s not just the cold weather that can cause problems – many infections spread more easily in winter, and people often...

How do we Support Ageing Couples ?

Elderly couples have often lived together for 50 years or more – they rely on each other completely and have never known anything different. When it gets to the stage when one half of a relationship needs a permanent level of care, it is difficult for both...

3 Ways to Fight Loneliness in Old Age

Unfortunately, as we get older we tend to be more vulnerable to feeling lonely. Loneliness and social isolation can affect anybody in the later stages of their life, even if they don’t live alone or have a large family. According to Age UK more than a million people...