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In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are still providing quality home care services for our clients and operating business as usual. Our main goal is to ensure that our customers continue to receive the levels of support needed in the safest possible way.

We are working closely with the NHS and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we take responsible measures to minimise the risk and protect the most vulnerable. This includes distributing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and aprons to our staff across the country.

We continue to monitor developments and prepare appropriate responses as the situation evolves. We are committed to ensuring that all the necessary steps are taken in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our customers and staff, whilst maintaining the high levels of service we have been delivering for so many years.

We understand that during these uncertain times you may have questions about yours or your loved one's care, which is why we are here to answer any questions you might have.Read more...

dementia care

Placing a dementia sufferer into a care home is a difficult decision to make, especially for family members who share a deep connection to those affected. Whilst the disease is easier to manage in its early stages, people living with dementia tend to experience a gradual deterioration to their quality of life as the illness progresses.Read more...

dementia centre to create home tech

Advancements in technology have various benefits in everyday life. From wi-fi, smartphones and AI assistants, our lives are becoming more linked to these devices. As the smart home continues to develop, one centre is soon to open which is dedicated to creating technological solutions to support dementia patients and their home carers.

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Finding the right home care agency and care workers for your loved ones can be a difficult task. We have put together a useful list of the right questions to ask when searching for home care services, knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference to ensure you are making the right decision.
 

Scientists have made a medical breakthrough by creating a drug that stops the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The drug, which is the first of its kind, has halted deterioration of the brain, which is caused by Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia.

Telehealth

Care service providers have had to drastically adapt to modern day technology over the past decade, as it is constantly evolving and impacting our lives, one way or another. Not only is it affecting businesses throughout the globe, it's also had a huge impact on a number of healthcare services.

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Men's Health Week
 

Men's Health Week 2014 specifically focused on health in relation to work, unemployment and stress, as health issues have been increasingly noticed following hardship brought upon men as a consequence of the recession, and issue which was far too often overlooked.

 
Mental Health Awareness Week
 
Mental health is becoming increasingly important, and that's why Mental Health Awareness Week provides such a wonderful opportunity to educate individuals about mental health conditions, including how to deal with them in your own life, and how to help others feeling their effects.
 
 

Home Care Services from healthcare providers can be challenging to choose from, especially when you are looking for yourself or a loved one. Not only do you need to make sure that they are able to offer the level of care that you require, but also that they allow you to live in a way which suits your lifestyle. Before signing up to a provider such as Sova Healthcare, it's important that you consider your options, and make sure that what they offer is right for you; consider asking these five questions before making your decision:

 

There's no denying that more of us are now reaching old age than ever before - while this rise in life expectancy is thanks to excellent advances in medical technology and education, the knock-on effect is an increased strain on the NHS. With the post-war baby boom generation now already beginning to retire, our care system is about to face a strain like never before.

 
 
The Integral Foundation has projected that, by 2018, the proportion of over-65s in the UK will have risen by around 2 million, which at current funding levels will mean that spending per patient will have to fall by 9% to cover the increase in demand from this generation. When Simon Stevens, the current Chief Executive of the NHS, joined the organisation in 2014, he admitted that "service pressures are intensifying, and long-standing problems are not going to disappear overnight".