how to find companion care
Choosing companion care can include a live in companion or simply a drop in private companion for the elderly. Whether you opt for an elderly companion through an agency, directly on a self-employed basis, or through an introductory agency like HomeTouch, it’s personality that matters. When our loved ones begin to get older, we naturally …

Will the council pay for care?
How to pay for live-in care? Live-in home care is either paid for with the support of the council or privately funded. Local authority funding for care in your own home is typically accessed through direct payments or a council funded package. People are expected to make a financial contribution to the care they need …

The recent COVID-19 pandemic and news regarding care homes has led to many families considering alternative care arrangements for their loved ones. Families are naturally concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in care homes and the recent rapid spread of the virus. Additionally, many families have been restricted from visiting their loved ones in residential …

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen an unprecedented surge in demand on health and social care services and many resources are being stretched to breaking point. Hospital discharge teams are tending to go down the route of discharge to care homes, or to their own homes with drop in care packages. Live-in care is not …

respite
Can dementia kill? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our …

Womens and mens toilets
What is incontinence? Incontinence is the term used to describe any accidental or involuntary loss of urine or faeces. The degree to which a person is incontinent can vary from a ‘small leak’ to complete loss of control over the bladder and bowels. Incontinence becomes much more common as we age. More than 2.5 million …

personalised private home care
The three main ways to find a London live in carer: going through an agency, engaging a self-employed carer, or using an introductory agency like Hometouch. Would you like to know more about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service? Find a carer Schedule a call How do I find a live-in carer in London? Hiring a live …

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