The recent COVID-19 pandemic and news regarding care homes has led to many families considering alternative care arrangements for their loved ones. Families are naturally concerned about the impact of COVID-19 in care homes and the recent rapid spread of the virus. Additionally, many families have been restricted from visiting their loved ones in residential …

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen an unprecedented surge in demand on health and social care services and many resources are being stretched to breaking point. Hospital discharge teams are tending to go down the route of discharge to care homes, or to their own homes with drop in care packages. Live-in care is not …

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Can dementia kill? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our …

Womens and mens toilets
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 bladder and bowels. Incontinence becomes much more common as we age. More than 2.5 million …

Personal assistance carer
A personal assistant carer can help with household tasks, and getting out and about. They should be honest, respectful, patient and adaptable.  What Is A Personal Assistant Carer? Sometimes called a PA, or Support Worker, a personal assistant carer is someone who provides assistance in the home. The role of the PA is to support …

Finding good care
 Finding the right carer isn’t just about experience and qualifications, it’s also about finding the personality fit that will lead to a close and trusting relationship. Live in Care London: Finding the Right Care It can be challenging to find the right home care. While no one likes to think of their loved ones, or …

Why Arthritis Hurts

pain in arthritis
Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to your body. This detection causes neurons …

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