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Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s is a difficult task, both emotionally and physically. Here are some simple steps you may want to take on board when you’re caring for a friend or relative with this unfortunate disease. Acceptance As a caregiver, the first step is acceptance. You must accept that the disease has no …

Volunteering at a care home: The benefits.

People who volunteer have to cooperate with others as they help. For people who experience difficulty working with other people, this can be very advantageous. Social skills may be enhanced and interacting with a lot of individuals will not seem as intimidating. Helping out exposes the volunteer to a variety of individuals, while social skills …

Location is everything

In the real estate industry you’ll often hear the phrase ‘location, location, location’. It’s even the name of a very popular TV show in the UK. That’s because location often decides the price of a property and it’s the same for care home accommodation. To have good quality accommodation in a retirement residence or care …

Care Homes: Creating a safe bathroom space

No matter how good the staff are at a care home, it’s important to make sure the resident has the tools they need to be independent, even if they have to rely on carers from time to time. There are a lot of things that can be pretty difficult to manage when you are disabled, …

What makes a happy care home?

A happy care home is one that’s packed with characters and people who actually care about the residents. It can take a little while to find the perfect care home for your loved-one but you may want to consider some or all of the following: The location Is it quiet, peaceful or near amenities? Are …