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Nov 29, 2023 4 min

Funding Live-in Care 

Live-in care is an increasingly popular option for those who require assistance with daily activities but wish to remain in their own homes. For many, it’s a preferable alternative to residential care, offering a sense of independence and comfort. However, the cost of live-in care can be substantial, and understanding the various funding options available is crucial for making informed decisions. This article delves into several key funding sources: Attendance Allowance, Direct Payments, Immediate Needs Annuity, Equity Release, and NHS Continuing Healthcare. Attendance Allowance Attendance Allowance is a benefit provided by the UK government for individuals aged 65 or over who need help with personal care due to physical or mental disability. It’s a non-means-tested benefit, meaning it’s available regardless of income, savings, or national insurance contributions. There are two rates – a lower rate for those who need daytime help and a higher rate for those requiring around-the-clock care.…

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Feb 6, 2023 2 min
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Live-In Care Packages – What Social Workers Need to Know

For many elderly citizens and those with disabilities, living independently is more than a challenge; it can be downright impossible. Live-in care is becoming an increasingly popular way for those in need of extra help to remain in their own…

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Jan 23, 2023 2 min
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Care Package for Elderly Patients Leaving the Hospital

When elderly patients are discharged from the hospital, they often need help with transitioning back into their home environment. One way to ensure their safe and comfortable transition is by creating a care package filled with helpful items that can…

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Nov 30, 2022 3 min
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Rapidly progressive dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. The speed of deterioration differs between individuals. Age, general health and the underlying disease causing brain damage will all affect the pattern of progression. However, for some people…

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Jul 7, 2022 3 min

What is the CQC (Care Quality Commission) And What Do They Do?

The CQC, or the Care Quality Commission, independently regulates health and social care in England. The CQC is in charge of ensuring that people receive the care they need.We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 It regulates care in areas of safety, effectiveness, compassion and quality. These are five standards by which the CQC reviews care providers: Safe – You stay protected from any abuse or harm through registered agencies.Effective – You fully benefit from the treatment or service being provided.Caring – The service hires staff that treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity, and respect.Responsive – The service is organised and quick to respond to your needs.Well-led – the leadership, management, and governance of the organisation make sure it’s providing high-quality care. What are the CQC’s values? The CQC defines their values as: Excellence – be high-performing as an…

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Feb 7, 2022 1 min

Brain health

First of all, understand what is causing the reluctance to seek help in logical and objective terms. It can be a perfectly legitimate response for your parent not to accept support in certain areasof their life, especially where privacy and…

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Jul 14, 2021 4 min

Live-in Dementia Care or Care Homes: What’s the Difference?

People with dementia, as well as their loved ones, struggle with a variety of problems on a daily basis. The affected person experiences issues with their cognition and memory, which is confusing and frightening, while the family and friends around them need to stay vigilant, caring and attentive. More often than not, dementia comes with other health problems, and all that might result in the need for professional help. It is not only about the right hard skills. Frequently, people with dementia require constant (or almost constant) care, which their loved ones can’t provide because of their job or family responsibilities. While some people might still think that letting a stranger take care of a member of their family is not a good idea, such a way of thinking is slowly becoming a thing of the past. No one is abandoning anyone in these situations. Society’s perception of carers is…

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Jul 14, 2021 14 min

Live-in Care vs Other Types of Care: What Are the Key Benefits?

When a loved one, either from advanced age, injury, or illness, starts showing signs that they may benefit from personalised professional care and support because they are finding it difficult to live on their own, there are a number of options to consider. As to how to give a loved one the specialised attention and care they need, it is a tough choice to make. Before making this important and challenging choice, it’s best to get as much information as possible. In this article, we’ll examine the various options to provide care for an elderly loved one, or one who is sick or injured, or any combination thereof. Choosing the right type of care for your loved one can be challenging. There are many types of care, and the most important thing to consider is what they need and what you want them to have. For instance, if you know…

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What’s the life expectancy for someone with dementia?

Want to know more? Get our FREE definitive home care guide now! Get your guide Each person will have an individual experience of dementia. The speed and pattern of progression of the disease can differ-but the condition is progressive and…

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