Jobs for Medical Students

Imperial
Alex, a medical student at Imperial College London, discusses why being a HomeTouch carer is the ideal job; she finds it doesn’t just help pay the student bills but is a valuable source of experience for her future career. Jobs for Medical Students – Why hometouch worked for me 1. Flexible hours Surviving medical school can be …

Funding a Private Carer – What Support is Available?

How do I pay for private care?
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 private carer cost and what funding is available to help? How much should I expect to …

Overnight Care

night time carer
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 …

The Future of Care Agencies: What You Need to Know?

the future of care
Care agencies: what they were, what they are, and what the future holds. Here’s an overview of everything you need to know. Is the Care Sector in Crisis? The care sector is undergoing significant change currently. Demand for care is rising rapidly and there are concerns about how the UK will meet that need. At the …

In-Home Care: The Changing Face of Home Care Services

what needs to change about home care
With the rise of the introductory agency, HomeTouch provides the same accessibility of in-home care, at a fraction of the price charged by home care agencies. In-home care Statistics have shown that despite a large increase in the elderly population in the last decade or so, 11% between 2001 and 2011, the number of people using care homes …

What is respite care and how can you find it?

How do I find respite care?
Respite care is care provided for a set amount of time, while the usual care giver takes time to rest from their regular care duties. As your loved one ages, it’s likely they will experience health problems that will make it more difficult to care for themselves. These health problems can range from dementia (affecting 20% …

Live-in Care: 4 Simple Tips to Find The Right Carer

finding live in care
The relationship between carer and client should be built on trust, understanding and compassion. To choose the right carer, you need to follow these 4 steps. Why live-in care? Live-in care is a long-term solution that is gaining momentum as a better alternative to a care home. If you’re still exploring your options, you might be …

Is domiciliary care right for me?

Live in carer
Domiciliary care is right for you if you value independence, stability, affordability, and personalised one-to-one care, but it’s not right for everyone. Find out more… What is domiciliary care? Domiciliary care is commonly known as home care and both are umbrella terms that refer to the different types of care and support that can be …

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