Author: Julie Lord

Seniors should watch their diet for a healthier life

What happens if you let yourself go? What happens when you start saying “yes” to the cream cakes and “go on then” to the second (or third or fourth) glass of wine? Eating healthily can be hard as you get older and if you are finding it hard to cook well then ask your in home care if they can prepare healthy food for you. Live in care jobs often extend to this type of duty so don’t be afraid to ask. The answer is you increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, falling, depression, diabetes and liver...

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Can you afford to pay for your own elderly care?

We all spend time planning holidays and parties and saving up for new cars or homewares but how many of us actively plan how we’ll pay for our elderly care? Depending on the extent of care that we require and the length of time we need it, this could work out to be one of the biggest costs of our lives and unfortunately, we won’t all be eligible for state assistance. Choices Saving for elderly care is all about choices. If you have a preference about the type of care you’d like to receive and where you’d like to...

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Are your parents receiving the best care?

As your parents age their care needs will change so it is important to reassess their care provision from time to time to ensure that their needs are being met. Whether it’s realising that a bit of extra gardening help is needed or accepting that your parents need in home care or even starting to look at nursing homes a regular assessment will make sure that you can plan for future changes in their care. Ageing, Confusion and Loss of Physical Abilities As people age they often find themselves getting confused and bewildered by daily life. Tasks that were...

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Why do carers need formal qualifications?

There is no legal requirement for carers to possess formal qualifications before beginning a career in care work. And yet, many employers, in particular care agencies and home care providers choose to request formal qualifications and certificates. You may be wanting to jump straight in to care work, but without qualifications it may be very difficult for you to find a job. So, why is this – and what are people looking for in the carers they hire? Trust and confidence Handing over care of a loved one can be a hard decision for family and friends to make....

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Would you want to live in a residential care home?

As we get older so our thoughts turn to retirement. But our thoughts usually don’t turn to the stage after the cruises around the Med or the taking up of a new hobby. The twilight years can be difficult for some people as they find themselves more and more dependant on others. Sometimes it can seem inevitable that you will end up in a residential care home – but is that actually what you want?   Do you like your family? Whilst a whopping nine out of ten people say they think it is important to keep in touch...

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The difference that live-in care makes to quality of life

Being able to remain in your own home during your elderly years make a huge difference to the quality of life that you will experience. There are lots of ways in which having live-in care is more positive and beneficial, than the alternative of moving into a residential care home. Here are a few of the advantages that opting for live-in care can provide: Keep your home Keeping your home means keeping the memories which have been made in that space. You will be able to keep your possessions and mementos of family life in the home which you...

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Tips to stop impulse buys and save your cash

Keep control of your cash by controlling your spending impulsesh.   According to 2016 research by global point of purchase design and manufacturing company DisplayMode, we spend $28.3 billion a year on impulse purchases. 54% of consumers admitted to making impulse purchases every time they went shopping. So, buying on impulse is something that many of us do on a regular basis – and if you’re trying to budget, cut back or save it can cause some real problems. So, how do you keep your buying impulse under control?   Put yourself into a pause period   Sometimes it’s...

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The Tiling Tool Kit – What Should It Contain?

So, you’ve decided to have a go at fixing your tiles yourself? Many people consider it to be quite an easy DIY job but, like all jobs, you need to have the correct kit to ensure success. It is quite easy to obtain complete ready-to-go kits from DIY shops and tile merchants but are they really as complete as they claim? Here’s what we think should be in your tiling tool kit.   Tiles Ok so they’re not really part of the tool kit. However, you need to know what sort of tiles you are laying before you start...

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Job opportunities for carers – live-in care

One of the best ways to get into a career as a live-in carer is to join a reputable care company. There are companies all over the country that provide the highest quality care through dedicated and highly trained staff. Being employed by a company will enable you to receive professional support and training, as you may have previously only care for family members or loved ones in a non-professional capacity. Many care companies do not require you to have had previous professional experience, as having personal experience is considered. Getting paid for doing good As well as making...

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The benefits of being a live-in carer

Those who choose to be a carer, be it professionally or for family members, are extraordinary people. Deciding to dedicate yourself to the needs of others is a selfless and courageous choice, and there will always be people who need help. There are many avenues open to carers in terms of job opportunities, but one of the most rewarding and valuable prospects is that of being a live-in carer. What is a live in care job? Live in care jobs, as the name suggests, require the person to move into the home of the person they are caring for,...

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