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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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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.
 
Providing clients with the highest quality of home and domiciliary care services, tailored to their personal needs and requirements, Sova Healthcare has been growing over the last year. As a result, and in order to expand the areas we can offer our care services to, we have decided to open new offices in Birmingham to offer the best Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Night Care and other services to the Birmingham and West Midlands.

 

What is Live-in Care? 

 
Live-in care is a type of personalised care service where the carer lives at the client’s home, providing them with support and companionship in the comfort of their own house and with familiar surroundings. 
 
elderly care
 
Healthcare and nursing care providers often talk about ‘home care’ and ‘domiciliary care’, but what are they exactly, and how to the various services differ?
 
Elderly care
 
Elderly care can be very challenging, the line between adequate care, attentive support and independence being very thin and sometimes delicate. When caring for the elderly, we can all do our bit to ensure that independence is being promoted. A recent article in the Guardian suggested that few in the UK feel older people have a good quality of life. According to Age UK, nearly 900,000 older people now have unmet needs for social care. With the proportion of older people in the country due to rise from 23% to 28% and the number of those aged 85+ set to double by 2030, we have a joint responsibility as a population to promote quality of life for older people and ensure that we are avoiding negative stereotyping and casual ageism.
 
Old age companionship
 
Although companionship may not seem important in terms of physical care, it plays an incredibly important part in mental well being. Having someone to talk to, and knowing that they are looking out for you, can make all the difference and give you a completely different outlook on life.
 

A good night's sleep is always important, but when we are not feeling our best, it becomes critical! It is for this reason that Sova Healthcare takes its overnight care services very seriously.


Whether you're faced with a disability, illness, or just general poor health, losing out on a good night's kip can compromise your immune system leaving you in a worse state of affairs again the next day. There is also the damaging effects on morale sleep deprivation can cause; a bad or disturbed night's rest can leave us feeling positively drained, and unable to cope with whatever the next day throws at us..
 
 

Following last week's blog post - which revealed that 46% of people believe they will have no option but to enter a residential care home in their old age - we at Sova Healthcare would like to highlight some of the ways in which elderly people can be cared for in the comfort of their own dwellings.