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How to get four times more from your care budget



How to get four times more from your care budget   Whether an individual or a social care provider, the cost is always an issue. If you are the person who needs help, it is not just the £, but the best value for money, the psychological impact of having to accept the need for …

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ADAPTING TO SUIT EVERYONE



ADAPTING TO SUIT EVERYONE We are creatures of habit. Many of us resist change (although we may like it if we deign to give it a try!). We like the familiar. Certainly, if for whatever reason we find ourselves less able or mobile, whatever our age, we still want where we live to feel like …

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ADDRESSING THE BIG ISSUE IN INTIMATE CARE



ADDRESSING THE BIG ISSUE IN INTIMATE CARE If you are a larger person, one issue rarely addressed, but which is probably more of an issue than you care to admit, is that of using the WC. The focus when weight is discussed is on one’s health. Wellbeing is not often considered. Going to the toilet …

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse in a Care Home



A Day in the Life of a Nurse in a Care Home If you’ve ever considered a Nursing career in care but wanted to know more about what’s involved day to day, then this is the blog for you. There are a lot of misconceptions about working as a Nurse in a care home and …

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How Ergonomic Chairs Can Help The Elderly With Back Pain



How Ergonomic Chairs Can Help The Elderly With Back Pain As we grow older, it becomes more important to take care of your bones, especially your back, so that you can avoid serious injuries that can lead to chronic pain if not rectified.  Most of us spend many hours of the day sitting in chairs …

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A Day in the Life of a Care Assistant



A Day in the Life of a Care Assistant If you’ve ever considered a career in care but wanted to know more about what’s involved day to day, then this is the blog for you. We spoke to some of our dedicated Care Assistants to find out what a day in the life of a …

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Playing Video Games Could Stave Off Alzheimer’s



You can stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by enjoying some of the active video games so popular with the youngsters. So says new research into this activity and the disease. According to scientists, games that involve you getting physical exercise, like those available for Xbox Kinect and the Wii boost your brain as …

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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia



5 Things You Should Know About Dementia Dementia is very often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They are not the same, though. Dementia is a term that describes a set of symptoms out of which memory loss is the most common one. It is not a disease, but rather a condition that affects the way people …

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Spotlight on mental health



Spotlight on mental health The term mental health, like physical health, encompasses a multitude of illnesses and conditions. When first facing mental health challenges, whether you yourself or a friend or relative are affected, it can feel overwhelming; both understanding the conditions and what support is available. This article provides a brief introduction to mental …

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