Live in Carer in London – Finding the Right Match

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The three main ways to find a live in carer in London: going through an agency, engaging a self-employed carer, or using an introductory agency like hometouch. How do I find a live in carer in London? The three most common ways to find a live in carer in London are: Going through an agency Finding a private carer …

Who Cares For the Carer?

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The question of who cares for the carer is ongoing. It often falls on unions such as UNISON and app services like Carers UK. Working as a professional carer is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs a person can do, yet when people envision a carer they often think of someone who cleans, feeds and …

Adverse Drug Reactions In the Elderly

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Adverse drug reactions happen, for the most part, because of the number of medications taken and the different times of day each medication needs to be taken. Elderly patients, on average, take 3 times as much medication as younger people. Amongst the wide range of drugs taken by these patients, the most common are those battling heart conditions, …

How To Set Up a Caregiving Schedule

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With the right scheduling tool, you can coordinate with friends and family members and professional carers to provide better, more structured care for your loved one. How to set up a caregiving schedule As a carer, you already know how busy you are. Between medical appointments, physiotherapy sessions, running errands and doing the shopping, it …

How to use a Dosette box

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Forgetting to take medication, or forgetting that you’ve taken it and taking too much, can have serious consequences. A dosette box can make make all the difference. Why use a dosette box? Medication management has grown increasingly complex over the past years. It’s therefore critical to know how to use a dosette box, also known as …

Which Countries Are Best At Caring For Their Elderly?

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Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany all top the list of countries that are best at caring for their elderly, while Britain trails behind at number 11.  Is Britain the best? Britain is by no means the worst, but we have a long way to go before we’re the best. Ranking 11th overall, the UK did well …

Elderly Parent Refuses Help

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6 tips that can help you to cope if an elderly parent refuses help, including different approaches to care, giving back control, and light-touch tech solutions. How to move forward if an elderly parent refuses help The slow realisation that your elderly parent needs more home help and closer monitoring can be a difficult and wrenching …

What is the best simple tablet for the elderly?

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The most simple tablet for elderly users will probably be the most simple tablet for every user. Good tablet design is intuitive, it’s app design that can make things more complicated. What is the best simple tablet for the elderly? What are the important characteristics when looking for a simple tablet for older people? Easy …

The Top 6 Reasons Elderly People Don’t Take Medication

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By not adhering to an often complex combination of treatments, patients can unwittingly expose themselves to a number of health risks. Compliance, or adherence, to a medication regime can prove to be a problem for your elderly loved one, for a variety of reasons. But when elderly people don’t take medication that has been prescribed to …

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