Entries by Abacare

We’re encouraging Wales to get birdwatching

We’re always looking for activities for our service users to take part in and we think the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place from January 25 until 27, is perfect. Birdwatching is not a physically demanding activity, so is ideal for those who are less mobile or housebound, but it is mentally very beneficial. […]

Top tips for attracting birds to your garden

We recently blogged about the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch and the benefits birdwatching can have, so if you’re up for taking part this year, follow our top tips to attract birds to your garden. Flood, glorious food! The best way to attract birds to your garden is by putting out food. Food is essential for […]

Winter tips for our carers

Our carers brave all sorts of conditions to get to our service users to provide them with the expert care they require. Those we look after need care whatever the weather and we never let them down. But we also care about our team members, so have put together some top tips for them, and […]

Beating the January blues

At this time of year lots of us will be suffering from the ‘January blues’ thanks to the lack of daylight and the post-Christmas come down. It’s often a time of year where there is not much to look forward to and energy levels can become low. Here are our top five tips to help […]

Join in with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

The world’s largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch, starts this month. It’s the perfect opportunity for you or an elderly loved-one to get involved with an easy activity that can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you’ve read our blog post, you’ll know all about the benefits of birdwatching for […]

School children team up with us to hand out festive shoeboxes to elderly

Thirteen pupils from Mountain Ash Comprehensive School in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) recently (December, 2019) joined forces with our RCT office to hand out festive shoeboxes to elderly people in the area. As part of their skills training for the Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) Award, the year nine pupils assembled and delivered the gift-filled shoeboxes […]

Newtown recruitment day to find new care workers

We recently announced our support for the NHSE and NHSI’s Winter Pressures Plan to find new carers to ensure people can come home from hospital and be looked after by experts. As part of our support we are hosting a recruitment day on Thursday, January 23 from 11am until 3pm at our Newtown offices at […]

Vulnerable and elderly receive shoebox donations for Christmas

Vulnerable and elderly Welsh residents looked after by staff at our Newtown office received Christmas shoeboxes of items donated by people in the community recently (December, 2019). Staff put out a call to the people of Wales for items those in their care need at this time of year and received lots of donations in […]

Improve your lifestyle to help reduce risk of dementia

In the spirit of the New Year you might be thinking about what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your dementia risk and ensure you’re happier and healthier in 2020. This could be anything from changing your diet to getting in more exercise. If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond, it’s changes […]

Driving with a dementia diagnosis

Having a dementia diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up driving right away. If you, or a loved one, want to continue driving, you need to inform the DVLA once the diagnosis has been made. The DVLA will request information from a consultant or GP and its medical advisors will decide on whether […]