Care Act 2015

Care Act 2015

  I wanted to keep you all up to date with what’s happening in the world of care right now. The lion’s share of a new Care Act came in to force on 1st April 2015 and replaces much of the current law and legislation that relates to people...

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Care Plans Explained

Care Plans Explained

  We are often asked what a care plan is and what it involves so I thought this would be a good time to go into more detail and explain the ins and outs. There is no “standard” care plan format, each company will have a variation...

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Avoiding Scams

Avoiding Scams

  One of the most common causes of concern for any anyone with an elderly friend or relative is having them fall victim to a scam. There are many different scams used in order to try to get vulnerable people to hand over money or personal...

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How to reduce the risk of falling

How to reduce the risk of falling

  Did you know? 30% of older people over 60 fall each year This rises to 50% of people over 80. Falls can lead to fractures, head injuries and other injuries that can lead to hospital admission or increase the risk of early death. Falls are...

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Symptoms and signs of stroke

Symptoms and signs of stroke

  Firstly, if you suspect someone is having a stroke, immediately call 999 for an ambulance. What is a stroke? A stroke is a very serious condition where the brains supply of oxygen has been cut off  which can very quickly cause the death of...

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