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What is the Care Quality Commission (CQC)?

What is the Care Quality Commission (CQC)?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all social care services in England. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure that hospitals, dentists, care providers, and ambulances provide safe, effective and compassionate care.

The CQC was established in 2009, replacing three former regulatory bodies. Any care provider in England must now register with the CQC and submit to regular inspections and monitoring to ensure they provide appropriate care to those in need….

What is personal care?

What is personal care?

Personal care refers to any activity that helps us maintain our private hygiene or physical appearance. This could include bathing, toileting or dressing, but also styling your hair, applying creams and lotions or shaving.

When someone finds it difficult to maintain their own personal care routines due to age, mobility or health concerns, it can have a dramatic impact on their confidence and self-esteem. Discreet and sensitive personal care from our expertly trained carers provides the support people need to keep up with their personal care routines so they can live with confidence and independence….

What is dementia tax?

What is dementia tax?

Dementia is a complex condition that can make everyday life challenging. Things that many of us take for granted like cooking, washing or using the toilet become increasingly difficult as dementia progresses. The majority of people with dementia will eventually need round-the-clock support to manage their symptoms and live with comfort and dignity.

The ‘dementia tax’ is a way of referring to the financial burden people with dementia and their families face while trying to fund the care they need. Many people with dementia in the UK are faced with having to pay thousands of pounds for their own care, which often depletes their savings and places an immense financial burden upon families….

40 ways to boost the immune system: a guide for the elderly

40 ways to boost the immune system: a guide for the elderly

As part of the natural ageing process, our immune system starts to slow down making us more susceptible to getting illnesses and infections. This can be especially worrisome for older adults who may already be living with other health conditions. 

But building a strong and healthy immune system is easier than you might think. By enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle filled with nutritious food, plenty of exercise and manageable stress levels, you can strengthen your immune system at any age….

10 engaging games for people with dementia

10 engaging games for people with dementia

Studies have shown that participating in mentally stimulating activities can help slow down cognitive decline and improve overall brain function in people living with dementia. 

Games can help with memory recall, decision-making, problem-solving, and other cognitive functions. One 2020 study showed that when people with dementia played games, they were able to improve a wide variety of cognitive abilities including reaction time and short-term memory. …

How to spot the signs of loneliness in older adults

How to spot the signs of loneliness in older adults

While many of us will feel lonely at some point in our lives, older adults are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. According to research by Age UK, there are over 1.4 million older adults in the UK that report feeling frequently lonely. On top of the negative impact, long-term loneliness can have on a person’s mental health, it can also lead to serious health concerns.

If you are looking after someone that may be struggling with feelings of vulnerability or loneliness, there are ways that you can help. Keep reading to learn how to spot the signs of loneliness in your family and friends and how you can provide support. …

How to become a senior carer

How to become a senior carer

If you already have experience working as a carer in the health and social care industry, then you might find the role of senior carer to be right for you.

A senior carer provides physical and emotional support to individuals in need but they are also able to manage and supervise teams of other care assistants to ensure the highest standards of care are being provided. At Prestige Nursing & Care, our senior carer positions carry the official titles of Field Care Supervisor or Field Care Manager….