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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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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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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.

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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.

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Google Home

In the rising era of technology, more people are now depending on gadgets for different purposes. Although many of us use them for entertainment, work or daily chores, one of the main goals of technology development is to help society and deliver a positive change to the way we live. This focus is particularly important for vulnerable people, especially those living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's

There are over 47 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's disease. In the UK alone, 1 million are living with dementia, with over 65% being women. As researchers continue to explore the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, gender disparity has become a complex topic. We take a look at some of the underlying factors, and why women are more likely to get Alzheimer's.

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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...