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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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Carer holding an older person's hand

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.

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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.

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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...

COVID-19 testing

The Government has announced that COVID-19 testing will now be available to all home care workers presenting Coronavirus symptoms. While Health Secretary Matt Hancock declared that the NHS is still aiming to conduct 100,000 tests a day, the latest action plan released by the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that vulnerable individuals who rely on home care services will not be included.Read more...

COVID-19 update

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.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.