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After Stroke Care

After Stroke Care The brain injury caused by a stroke can be devastating for the individual affected, and difficult for those that love and care for them. However, with support you can help them recover and rehabilitate with dignity, in the comfort of their own home. A stroke can...

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Live In Care Costs

Live In Care Costs When someone is struggling to live safely alone in their own home, moving into residential care is not the only alternative. Live in carers can be an affordable option, but there are lots of things to consider when calculating the costs. Home is where the...

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How much does hourly home care cost?

How much does hourly home care cost? Many people prefer to stay in their own homes as they grow older. Home care can provide the support to stay safe, independent and well at an hourly cost that may be lower than you’d think. When you are struggling to manage...

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Arranging Care for the Holidays

Arranging Care for the Holidays 450,000 elderly people in the UK are facing the holiday season alone. However, there is support available so that no one needs to suffer the sadness of a solitary Christmas. Christmas can be a time of laughter, celebration and joy. But for the bereaved...

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Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities

Active Minds Guest Blog – Dementia and the importance of meaningful activities  Meaningful activities are of the utmost importance to those living with dementia. Dementia can cause people to withdraw from activities and enjoyable interaction with family and friends so it’s important to try and maintain those relationships and interests...

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Top 3 Elderly Care Tips For Winter

  Winter can be a particularly challenging time for older people. Icy temperatures leave the elderly more susceptible to health complications, while slips, trips and falls are more of a hazard than during warmer weather. Loneliness is more strongly felt during the winter season too and has been linked...

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Hip Replacement Recovery

10 Hip Replacement Recovery Tips A staggering 160,000 total hip and knee replacement surgical procedures are performed each year in England and Wales. We’ve prepared some hip replacement recovery tips to ease the burden following surgery. The surgery can improve mobility, function and wellbeing but it can take a...

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How to help an elderly parent who’s not eating

How to help an elderly parent who’s not eating Is your parent’s appetite suppressed? Are they losing weight because they’re simply not getting the fuel and nutrition their body needs? It can be frightening and frustrating but there are ways to stimulate their hunger. We all need food for...

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The HomeTouch Pay Report at 100,000 hours

  HomeTouch, the UK’s largest online home care service, has released data from the more than 100,000 hours delivered through its platform showing carer income by London borough. The average hourly earnings across London is £12.04/hour, over 28% higher than the London Living Wage of £9.40. Carers working through...