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Jul 7, 2022 4 min

Live-in Care: Perfect Solution for Patients Recovering from a Stroke

Over 100,000 cases of stroke are reported annually in UK alone, making it a very prevalent condition. A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs because the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted. We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 This causes the rapid death of brain cells leading to loss of function from the affected portion of the brain. This can include loss of movement and sensation in limbs, changes in speech, and even incontinence. Stroke is the number one cause of neurological deaths worldwide. More about Strokes Acute stroke attacks can be divided into two categories: ischaemic and haemorrhagic. Both lead to the interruption of blood supply to the brain. The most common type is ischaemic; it is usually caused by a blood clot formed elsewhere in the body but is circulated all the way up to the…

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Jul 7, 2022 5 min

Care At Home: What Are My Options?

If you feel like the time has come for you to hire some assistance whilst staying in the comfort of your own home, look no further. HomeTouch offers a wide range of care at home services, each unique to the client’s needs. We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 All the different options can often be confusing which is why we have provided a comprehensive list explaining each type of care at home services. You can pick what is best suited for you and your needs from the option below. 24-hour care This kind of care is ideal for anyone who wants to continue living in the comfort of their own home with the added security and assistance of a carer 24/7. If your condition forces you to have assistance during the night on bathroom visits or just in general 24-hour live-in…

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Jan 6, 2022 5 min

What is Live in Care?

Live-in care means that a carer will live-in your loved one’s home. Find out how live-in care can work for you, including information about costs, where a live-in carer can be found, and what they will need. What does live in…

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Sep 30, 2020 3 min
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What is Companionship Care?

A companion carer can be life changing for those who are lonely, but still want to remain in their own home. Companionship care for the elderly aims to reduce or prevent loneliness in older people. Companionship care services provides support…

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Sep 30, 2020 4 min

What Does a Private Live in Carer Need?

A private live in carer for an elderly person will need space of their own, access to bathroom facilities and privacy. These are the key requirements for providing live in personal care and for carers looking for private live in care jobs. In this article we answer questions such as What do live in carers do? and Can I have a live in carer? A private live in carer for an elderly person will need a space of their own, access to bathroom facilities and time for privacy. If you are looking for private live in carer advice, please contact us on the live chat to discuss your needs. How to find a private live in carer Quality private live in carers are not easy to find. If you looking for a private live in caregiver for your relative, Hometouch can assist, either through our introductory or regulated service. We…

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Sep 24, 2020 7 min
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Live-in carer in London – finding the right match

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. Hometouch’s live in care London service was recently rated “Good” by the CQC. Hometouch is one…

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Sep 24, 2020 7 min

24 Hour Live-in Home Care: What is it, and is it a good idea?

24 hour home care is care provided by a carer who lives in your loved one’s home. 24 hour care at home is a good idea because it generally costs less, is less stressful for your loved one, and the…

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Sep 23, 2020 4 min

How Much Does a Care Home Cost?

There are over half a million people in the UK living in care homes with around half funding themselves and the other half receiving help from the local authority towards costs. With people living longer with each generation, these numbers are set to increase making it vital that anybody thinking about moving into a care home or thinking of moving a loved one into residential care, understands how much care home fees are going to cost. What is the average cost of residential care for the elderly? Nursing home costs vary across the UK and are different depending on where you live. This can sometimes make the cost of care home fees something of a postcode lottery. If you live in the South of England, for example, residential care in a nursing home can cost up to 40% more than in the North of the country. The average cost of…

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Sep 23, 2020 7 min
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Live-in Home Care vs a Dementia Care Home?

The benefits of live-in home care vs a dementia care home include staying in a familiar environment, personalised private care, privacy and control. Live-in home care vs dementia care home When someone with dementia you love and care for is…

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Sep 14, 2020 5 min
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The Best Companion Care for Older People

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…

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