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The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia

Many people use the words Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but it is important to know that they are not the same thing.

The term dementia is applied to a set of symptoms that negatively impact memory and cognitive function, but it is not a disease itself. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease of the brain that can lead to dementia symptoms. However, not all dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s….

What are the advantages of being a carer?

Although care work presents some challenges, there are few job paths as rewarding or satisfying as a career in the care sector. Being a carer offers many practical benefits such as flexibility and a good work-life balance while allowing you to make a positive impact in someone’s life. Demand for care work is only expected to rise, so there is no better time to embark on this job path.

If you are considering a job in care, you may have questions such as: “What is it like being a carer?” or “What are the pros and cons of being a carer?”. To help answer these questions, we’ve compiled a list of the top five advantages of being a carer. 

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What skills are needed to become a carer?

Care work is immensely rewarding as it allows you to make a positive impact in the lives of those you care for, but it can also present unique challenges at times. More so than other industries, care work requires a certain type of person with skills like patience and time management in order to be successful and provide the best possible care.

If you are considering a career in care work, these are some of the skills required to be a carer. After 75 years of providing outstanding care to our clients, we have a good understanding of what a high standard of care looks like and how to provide it. These are the very same qualities and skills we look for when hiring our own expert carers….

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Why is independence important?

The importance of independence as we age cannot be understated. Due to the natural ageing process or health concerns, it is normal to depend on others for extra support. While we all need a helping hand from time to time, maintaining a sense of freedom and autonomy over one’s own life is vital for both physical and mental health.

Although age or health concerns can make living independently more challenging, there is help available. If you feel that you could use some extra support at home to continue living life on your terms, home care can help you enjoy as much independence as possible whilst also providing the dedicated support you need….

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Why work in care?

As the population of the UK ages, the demand for quality carers is on the rise. More people than ever are choosing to stay at home to receive the dedicated support they need to live independently. This increased demand for at home carers provides plenty of new opportunities for those looking to enter the care sector for the first time.

Why work in care? Working in care is not only incredibly rewarding, but it also offers many practical benefits. In this short guide, we have provided the major advantages of becoming a carer to help you make an informed decision….

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How to be a better carer

Whether you are caring for an ageing friend or relative or simply considering pursuing a career in care work, there are certain qualities and characteristics that you can nurture that will allow you to become a better carer. While caring for someone in need is hugely rewarding, it can also be challenging at times which is why care work requires a special type of person.

The best carers have several qualities and personality traits that make them exceptional carers. Here, we’ll explore how to be a better carer including the qualities we look for in our own expert carers….

Advocates in health and social care

Advocates play a crucial role in health and social care by providing a voice for those who may be marginalised or overlooked. They help ensure that the needs and rights of people in the UK are respected and their voices heard.

Health and social care are complex and multifaceted fields, requiring professionals with a range of skills and expertise to provide the best possible care and support to those who need it most. However, even the most skilled and experienced practitioners cannot always advocate effectively for their clients or patients without additional support. This is where advocates play a critical role.

In this guide, we will explore the role of advocates in health and social care and how they can make a real difference in the lives of those they represent….