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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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...

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.
 
Home Care Services in Leicester

Dementia affects 1 in 6 people over the age of 80, with over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom. 280,000 people with dementia live in care homes. That leaves 570,000 dementia sufferers living at home, showing the need for dementia home care services is essential to make sure their health is constantly monitored, and they are safe.

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Home care

It has been revealed that there has been a steady rise of people opting for home care in Birmingham. We recently undertook a study to see how many people accessed home and social health care in 2014/15 and 2015/16 - figures had shown there was a 4% rise in people choosing to have health care at home.

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Care at home
 

Why choose home care?

As we grow older, we can sometimes find difficulty in everyday tasks. From getting around to cooking and cleaning, age and illness can often limit many aspects of our life. Whilst some people have family and friends around to lend a hand, others can find that these restrictions cause a real problem within their routine.