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How to broach the subject of care

The following are some communication techniques for discussing the often difficult subject of care with your loved one to help introduce the conversation and address common challenges that arise.    Talks early on This in some cases will sadly not be a possibility,...

Signs that a person may need care

As your loved one ages you naturally want to strike the balance of keeping them safe whilst allowing them to maintain independence as long as possible. Clear signs that a person may need care will vary, the following are some of the main indicators that suggest they...

Practical ways to prepare your home for retirement

Planning ahead for your years of retirement is not only extremely practical, but quite necessary given our ageing population. More often than not it’s entirely possible to tweak your existing home and remain where you are into old age. Here are a number of practical...

An afternoon at St. Margaret’s Care Home

Having never visited a care home before, in truth I naively imagined a clinical setting of some kind. In reality, I spent the entire afternoon in what felt like a safe, large yet homely house. St. Margaret's has professional nurses, health care assistants and...

Who’s caring for the carer?

Whether you’re a professional carer or a family member looking after a loved one in need, it’s commonplace that one’s own self falls to the bottom of the priority list. So, who's caring for the carer? If you’re a carer in any regard, this is something you must factor...

Care home waiting lists, explained

If you or your loved one have been advised to join a care home waiting list, hopefully the following commonly asked questions being answered below will give you more of a bearing on this matter. It’s extremely common to feel overwhelmed, especially when you don’t know...

Tackling loneliness and isolation

Sadly loneliness and isolation are often commonplace when you’re managing a condition or illness. It can similarly be a very lonely time for those caring for a loved one. In honour of the National Mental Health Awareness week that’s underway we thought we’d provide...

How to choose the right care home

When it comes to choosing the right care home, the first thing to decide is whether a nursing or residential home is required. A residential home is a safe place where 24 hour care and support is provided. A nursing home is very like a residential care home, the main...

How to arrange care, quickly

It’s sadly often the case that sometimes the care you or a loved one needs might be required swiftly. An already stressful time will no doubt then be more so under a time sensitive situation. Whether you are in the beginnings of finding care for yourself or loved one,...

Your questions on financing care, answered

The 19th International Stress Awareness Day held on the 1st of November celebrates helping people to beat stress. The theme this year is “Speak Up and Speak Out About Stress”. So we thought we’d provide you help around  what can be one of the most stressful elements...

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