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 …


What to expect as a first-time family caregiver

What to expect as a first-time family caregiver Every single day, another 6000 people become carers for a loved one, with over 1 million people caring for more than one person at a time. For a lot of us, family is our first priority, which may be one reason why so many people choose to …


Employing your own care and support

Employing your own care and support Employing your own care and support gives you choice and control about how you’re supported. It also means that you become an ‘individual employer’ and are responsible for recruiting, managing and training your personal assistants (PAs). This might seem daunting at first but there’s lots of help out there. …



COUNTING THE COST OF CARE How do you quantify or qualify the cost of care? Do you look at the £, the financial outlay to contract carers to help? What about if it is a member of the family, a partner providing the care- what about the cost of their time, possibly their loss of …



ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE There are certain things in life that are inevitable, particularly that we all change with time. But how do you cope with that? The five core areas of ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL s)are: –        Personal hygiene –        Dressing –        Eating –        Maintaining continence –        Transferring/mobility Therefore, the majority centre round …


15 things to do with the elderly in London if you are a live in carer

15 things to do with the elderly in London if you are a live in carer If you are looking for information and guidance on finding a Live in Carer in the London area, our site provides independent guidance on how to choose a carer.  You can click here to find a care agency. As …


Home Care Agencies in Leeds

Home Care Agencies in Leeds What is Home Care In this article we will look at how you choose a home care agency or provider in Leeds. Home Care is a service that allows an individual who has special needs to stay at home while getting assistance from a professional caregiver. It is also referred …

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Live in Care Agencies in Reading

Live-in Care in Reading Live in care is becoming a popular alternative to moving into a care home for those living in Reading, Wokingham, Slough and the wider Berkshire area. There are a number of reasons why it is a more attractive option, though it may not be for everyone. In this guide, we will …

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‘FUTURE-PROOF’ INTIMATE CARE You’re probably reading this because either you, or someone you love, now need additional support. You’re not alone- far and away the majority of people who need it have either gradually or suddenly reached that point. It’s life-changing, so it’s important to take steps to ‘future proof’ as far as possible, to …



TAKE A STAND! It is widely accepted nowadays that many people struggle- be it a little or a lot- to get up from their chair. But few of us think beyond that scenario. Yet what about getting on and off the toilet? THAT is actually a bigger problem, whether at home or out and about… …



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