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Sep 10, 2021 5 min

How to Avoid Live-In Carer Burnout and Stress

Being a caregiver is a very responsible and demanding job that only a handful of people can do. Caregiving responsibilities include cleaning, cooking, and running other household chores. Additionally, they care for a loved one or a patient by bathing the person, feeding, or carrying out other necessary medical tasks. Whether you provide live-in care for your loved one or someone else, it can be challenging, especially in the beginning, when you do not have profound experience. Caring for a loved one or a patient can drain lots of your energy, leaving you exhausted and fatigued. Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs A live-in caregiver spends plenty of time with another person who needs medical assistance and support with other personal needs. It can be tiring and stressful, but it definitely is rewarding to…

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May 1, 2019 3 min
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Managing incontinence in people with dementia

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…

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Apr 4, 2019 3 min
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Managing medication in dementia

Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs A person with dementia may be prescribed medication for their condition, or for other health conditions. Taking on…

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Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service
Jan 11, 2019 1 min
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The 4 best bed rails for adults

When someone close to you becomes frail or develops dementia, it can be hard to know how to keep them safe. Bed rails can be an important safety feature, as they can prevent nighttime falls, provide support when getting in…

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Jan 9, 2019 1 min

The 6 top bathing aids for elderly and disabled people

Stepping in the shower before work or enjoying a relaxing soak are things we take for granted – but for people with mobility difficulties, basic tasks such as bathing can be difficult or even dangerous. Here are our top picks…

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Nov 1, 2018 3 min
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Exercise for elderly and mobility-impaired people

So many magazines, TV programmes and newspapers tell us that physical activity is vital for our health and wellbeing. The problem is that disease, disability and dementia can make it difficult to exercise. However, you can live an active life…

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Nov 1, 2018 3 min
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Tips for keeping older people safe in winter

Crisp winter days can be beautiful, but the lower temperatures can be bad for your health. Figures show that winter weather can increase the risk of deaths from cold-related illnesses – and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Higher numbers of…

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Sep 6, 2018 2 min

What qualifications should carers have?

There are many things to consider when you are placing someone you love in the care of another person. Carers come from different backgrounds and have different levels of training, experience and qualifications. It can be reassuring to see letters…

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Apr 26, 2018 3 min
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Best food for elderly people with no appetite

Food can be a source of joy as well as providing the fuel our organs and tissues need to survive. As we get older, disease, dementia and depression can suppress the appetite, making it a challenge to finish meals and…

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