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Caring for a widow

Caring isn’t an easy job by any means, especially when you are caring for an individual who has just lost the love of their life. It takes a great deal of dedication and patience to help a widow through difficult times, and it can often mean getting family members involved and rallying together. Think of …

Care work for the elderly – Why a routine is important

When you’re caring for your relative, it’s important to establish a routine. Your loved one needs to be able to rely on you throughout the day, and there are certain things they need. A typical day of caring for a relative might include getting them ready for the day ahead, including washing, dressing and grooming …

Visiting your relative with a watchful eye

It’s no secret that there’s been many different stories circulating in the media regarding poor quality care in care homes. It may not be obvious to spot when you’re visiting your relative though, so it’s important to observe the environment and the employees carefully. You should always listen to what your relatives have to say, …

Caring for your parent or grandparent

Even if your parent or grandparent is living out their final years in a care home, there’s still an important role to play in their wellbeing. It’s your duty to learn what they need on a daily basis, and it’s up to you to make sure the tasks get done. You will have to make …

Treating Alzheimer’s is a Big Part of Managing Our Elderly

Paying for elderly homes is a costly endeavour for both families and society in general, and it is made even more so by the complication of degenerate diseases like alzheimer’s disease. This and other degenerate diseases represent a significant cost to society in terms of both care and on-going treatment, and successfully curing those conditions …