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Good Care Month

July 2021 saw another month dedicated to shouting about all of the good work caregivers do on a daily basis. Raising the profile of the care sector is key and highlighting the good work that goes on behind the scenes is an important tool for making people aware that complex caring is a skill in high demand.

Good Care Month 2021 was all about celebrating the brilliant work carried out across the care sector and acts as a catalyst for attracting new people to the profession. Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) is campaigning for everyone in the care sector and aims to attract new staff by promoting the fantastic career opportunities and progression available to anyone who decides a career in complex care nursing is for them.


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What Is Carers Week?

Carers week, as the name suggests, is a week-long campaign that runs every year to raise awareness for all those caring for families and communities throughout the UK. It gives recognition to the challenges voluntary carers face and helps those that actively carry out caring responsibilities without necessarily knowing it, to identify as being carers and access much needed support.


Man signing forms

Dealing with personal finances can be confusing at the best of times. If a loved one starts to require care, it can be a source of great confusion and often anguish.

The best course of action is to take a proactive approach, rather than a reactive one. This means taking steps to ensure any financial questions that may arise are answered whilst the person in question is able to do so.


Roadmap out of lockdown

As the UK moves towards the government's irreversible end of lockdown there are plenty of questions left unanswered or unclear. This is the case in particular when looking at the care sector. After a tough 12 months, it's important that those receiving care and their families are clear on how the next few months will pan out.


A person's physical health is important to not only them but to their loved ones as well. Being in good physical health allows us to enjoy all that life has to offer. Whether that involves exercises like walking, running or swimming, being physically active helps us to feel good.


Covid vaccination

The question currently on everyone’s lips is when will they be vaccinated? COVID-19 and the global pandemic it caused has left many feeling isolated, scared and alone. But with the announcement made first by Pfizer/BioNTech, then Oxford/AstraZeneca, and with more being made each week, there is an end in sight.


Footballers heading a ball

Over the last few years, there has been increased scrutiny around the beautiful game and its possible links with serious diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This has largely been caused by several high-profile ex-players being diagnosed with the illness.


air pollution

Small air pollution particles found in the brain stems of young people have been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease. Researchers have studied the brains of 186 young adults and children in Mexico City who died suddenly, discovering disturbing evidence of harm.


Growing concerns of a second COVID-19 wave in residential care homes are prompting more families to seek live in care services. As news of a second Covid-19 wave is becoming a reality, families across the UK are increasingly anxious about their loved ones contracting the virus in care homes.


Safe Staircases for Elderly

Nick Acaster is Managing Director of Stair Rods Direct. Here, he shares his expertise on how you can make a staircase much safer to prevent your elderly relative from having a nasty trip or fall.

It's natural for elderly people to want to stay and be cared for in their own homes as they get older. Read more...