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Mar 23, 2016 3 min
post discharge care

How to arrange discharge from hospital

With the right planning, preparation and support you can ease the transition from hospital to home and help your loved one stay safe, healthy and independent. Discharge from Hospital It is great news when a loved one is ready to…

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Feb 3, 2016 2 min
How do I pay for private care?

Funding a Private Carer – What Support is Available?

Funding for care is means tested, meaning it depends on your financial circumstances. Currently, if you have assets of more than £23,250 no financial support is available from your local authority. Private Carer Funding Options Just how much does a…

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Dec 10, 2015 4 min

Overnight Care

Overnight care can help you to get a good night’s sleep when you would otherwise be worried about the welfare of your loved one. Why get overnight care? Caring for a loved one is hard at the best of times, but what about when you go to sleep? Elderly people can be restless at night as they may need to use the bathroom, and if they have dementia then the early hours are prime time for wandering. This can cause concern that may affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is important. It’s what allows your body to recuperate from a day of activity, and your mind to rest from stress. Without sleep, you may be irritable and lethargic at first, but if it continues you can be setting yourself up for illness and depression. Hiring an overnight carer can help you to relax and get the rest…

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Nov 8, 2015 3 min

Looking for a Self-Employed Live in Carer? We Explore the Advantages

Are you looking for a self-employed live in carer? The world of care can be confusing and finding high quality self-employed carers can be a minefield. Add into that the emotions you’re bound to be experiencing if you’ve decided your loved one needs care, and the whole situation process of finding self employed home help can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some sensible steps to take when finding a freelance live in carer. The 3 biggest advantages to hiring self-employed care workers are: saving money on service, better quality care, and increased control. Why hire a self-employed carer? What type of carer do you need? Should you be considering a care home? How do you go about finding a carer? What if that care solution turns out to be the wrong fit? It’s completely normal to have questions like this, and to feel like you don’t have any of the answers.…

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Nov 5, 2015 4 min

5 tips to care for an elderly parent

Break it down, educate yourself on your options, set boundaries, talk to someone and share the burden. Sharing is caring, both for them and for you. Your parents’ age can creep up on you. One week you might be picking up their…

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Oct 28, 2015 4 min
what to do about home care

Home care agencies: what you need to know

There’s more than one path to take when it comes to home care. Home care agencies: what they do, how they do it, how much they cost, and the alternatives. If you’re starting to think about potential care, your two…

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Oct 22, 2015 5 min
tips for hiring the right carer

Tips For Hiring A Carer

Top tips for hiring a carer, including the types of care, the difference between hourly and live in care, the qualifications and experience you should look for, and the services available for finding a carer. Tips for hiring a carer…

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Oct 22, 2015 3 min
Finding care in London

Find a London Carer: Where to Start Your Search

Decisions about home care start with the type of care you need, and how you would like to find a carer. The options are agencies, self-employed and an introductory platform like HomeTouch. Tips for finding carers in London Sometimes the…

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Oct 22, 2015 4 min

Dementia Care: How to Find The Right Carer

Finding the right person is essential and challenging. You’ll need to consider their training, references, personal qualities and carry out a trial shift. Why choose dementia care? As dementia becomes increasingly prevalent, dementia care is a topic on many people’s…

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