NHS continuing healthcare – 5 things you need to know about eligibility

Continuing Healthcare Information and Advice Thousands of people across the UK need to receive ongoing care due to disability, accident or illness. For those that are assessed as eligible, the NHS funds the full cost of this care for people in England under the policy called NHS continuing healthcare (CHC). Sound simple? It’s not. The …

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7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia

7 Reasons why it is so important to talk to kids about dementia   “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children” Walt Disney My mother’s early onset dementia, at the age of 62, affected our whole family; not only the adults, but the children too. There was no escaping it. Everyone was …


Top tips to manage hearing loss at Christmas

Christmas is a time for family and friends to come and spend some quality time together, but the festive period can be a very challenging time for someone suffering from some form of hearing loss. The overplayed Christmas music, chat with your boss at the office party, the punchline to the bad cracker joke and …


Where there’s a Will there’s a way: the importance of making a Will

It is estimated that approximately 60% of the UK adult population has not made a Will. This is remarkable in a world of ever more complex families and an increasingly litigious population. So if you are one of the 60%, don’t put off the important and relatively easy step of making a Will any longer. …

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How does telecare support Safer Independence?

How does telecare support Safer Independence? It is widely believed that telecare solutions can ease the burden on society by enabling more efficient delivery of care and allowing people to live safely and independently in their homes for longer. We have been thinking a lot about supporting ‘Safer Independence’ so we’d like to pose this …


Hospice patients become overnight internet sensation

Hospice patients become overnight internet sensation  Terminally ill patients in Luton have become an overnight internet sensation and gained celebrity backing as they bust the myth that hospice’s are just where you got to die. The hard-hitting film by six patients from Keech Hospice Care shows the individual support each receives as they battle cancer, …


Home care in Newcastle

Home care in Newcastle – A spotlight There have been many conversations in recent months about home care services, and the expected impact the rise in the minimum wage will have. We also know that a squeeze on council funding has led to challenging times for care providers. How providers and commissioners will deal with …

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31 Ways to Make Home Care More Comfortable

31 Ways to Make Home Care More Comfortable In today’s world, home care is an incredibly popular alternative to residential care, with more and more people choosing to remain in their own houses rather than move into assisted living. Your job role may require you to care for someone in later life or someone with …


10 reasons why a Lasting Power of Attorney is important for people of all ages

10 reasons why a Lasting Power of Attorney is important for people of all ages 1. As we live longer lives, incapacity issues will continue to increase. Due to advancements in medicine, the average life expectancy in the UK is on the increase. However, with increasing life expectancy comes an increase in the number of …

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Choosing a HomeCare Services Agency – 8 important questions to ask

Choosing a Home Care Services Agency – 8 important questions to ask Choosing a home care services agency can be an incredibly daunting task. Home care is also known as domiciliary care, so you should ensure you look at both terms.  Whilst it’s often a preferable alternative compared with residential care, it’s still difficult to …

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