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Toilet troubles and how to avoid them



Toilet troubles and how to avoid them Going to the toilet: it’s something we all do, on average 8 times a day(1). In fact, we spend six months of our lives on the toilet.  It not only takes a lot of time, it represents a lot of physical and mental effort ( consciously and subconsciously): …

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Struggling to use the toilet? Top ‘tech’ to help you keep your dignity



  Struggling to use the toilet? Top ‘tech’ to help you keep your dignity None of us like to admit we are struggling to cope with daily life. We think it means we lose our independence, our choice, that our home will be “over-run” with equipment that looks institutional. It’s particularly a worry regarding the …

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Keep a caring eye on your loved one’s finances through text messages



Keep a caring eye on your loved one’s finances through text messages Many of us care for loved ones who need a bit of extra support when it comes to managing their finances. Whether that’s because of dementia, a learning difficulty, mental health problems or any other impairment, managing money can be a challenge for …

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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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