What are the alternatives to care homes?
Better health means we’re living longer, and care homes cost a lot. This means that families are opting for flexible, long term, home care solutions. Recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that despite the population of older people growing by more than 10% in the past 15 years, the number …

How to find a reliable carer

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You will need to look for experience, qualifications, eligibility to work in the UK, references and, above all, how they interact with your loved one.  Searching for your own care is by no means a simple process, but the benefits of finding and employing your own carer far outweigh the perceived ease that traditional care agencies claim to …

home carer in London - finding the right care
HomeTouch will help you to find the right self-employed home carer in London. Looking for a Home Carer in London? HomeTouch is an award-winning online marketplace where you can search for self-employed carers in your local area, for free. All of our carers go through a 42-point checking process which includes: Multiple phase face-to-face interviews Full background …

Adverse Drug Reactions In the Elderly

Can dementia be cured?
Adverse drug reactions happen, for the most part, because of the number of medications taken and the different times of day each medication needs to be taken. Elderly patients, on average, take 3 times as much medication as younger people. Amongst the wide range of drugs taken by these patients, the most common are those battling heart conditions, …

How To Set Up a Caregiving Schedule

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With the right scheduling tool, you can coordinate with friends and family members and professional carers to provide better, more structured care for your loved one. How to set up a caregiving schedule As a carer, you already know how busy you are. Between medical appointments, physiotherapy sessions, running errands and doing the shopping, it …

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