Entries by Abacare

Help support NHS by being a carer & keeping vulnerable safe at home

We are keeping the vulnerable and elderly at home and away from the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis, but we urgently need more staff to help (April, 2020). Ours essential work in the community means we’re protecting those who need care at home, shielding them from the virus while also relieving pressure on the NHS. […]

Talking to people with dementia about COVID-19

We’re currently living in very uncertain and confusing times following the COVID-19 outbreak. Life for a person with dementia can be very confusing despite the outbreak. You may be wondering how you go about explaining the crisis to someone with the condition. It’s important to take a person-centred approach to discussing the topic. Ask yourself […]

How you can help elderly during COVID-19 outbreak

The government has asked the country to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis. This means any elderly or vulnerable people are now at home, potentially alone, for the foreseeable future. Research done by the Campaign to End Loneliness found that half a million older people already experience periods of social isolation. The COVID-19 outbreak […]

Wales, we need you!

We have put out another urgent plea for more carers to come forward to help our frontline staff amid the ever-deepening Coronavirus crisis this month (March 2020). News that more than 30,000 people have responded to Ireland’s recruitment call for healthcare workers has inspired us to launch our own social media recruitment campaign. While we’re […]

Laid-off Welsh urged to be carers in wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Anyone in Wales who is fit and well and has been made redundant from hospitality or retail or whose business has closed due to the Coronavirus is being urged to become a carer. As COVID-19 cases rise in Wales, the country’s homecare service providers, who are at the frontline like other healthcare professions, are urgently […]

Abacare recruitment lead takes to social media in plea for carers

Our Recruitment Lead for our company has taken to our Facebook pages to put out a plea for more people to come forward and work as carers in the wake of the Coronavirus. Our staff are on the frontline looking after the elderly and vulnerable, but we need more people to help in these unprecedented […]

Carer spotlight: Georgina Beesley

Georgina Beesley Branch: Newtown  Specialism: Georgina joined us in May 2014 as a carer. She was selected as our Carer of the Month for February 2020 at our Newtown branch. The 42-year-old said: “I love my job as I find it very rewarding. I go home every day with great job satisfaction knowing that I’ve […]

Practicing good personal hygiene

We should all be practising good personal hygiene all year round. This should be upped during flu season and also at times like the present, when the nation is experiencing cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Practicing good personal hygiene not only keeps you safe from germs but keeps other people safe too. The risk of individuals […]

Dementia bookshelf analogy

The Jersey Alzheimer’s Association is expanding people’s knowledge of dementia with its ‘bookshelf model analogy’. We think it is a great analogy to help people to understand the condition more and thought we would share it. The charity asks people to imagine the brain as a bookshelf full of books. It says the books at […]

Apply for care jobs via social media

We are making the search to find a job easier for those who are time poor by allowing jobseekers to contact us via social media about positions and have a casual chat with us. We are looking for kind, compassionate and caring individuals to join our team. In this fast-paced, modern world, many people don’t […]