Entries by Abacare

Rules for residents during local lockdowns

‘Local lockdowns’ are becoming more regular in towns and cities across the country. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly. If you have one put in place in your town, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to you make sense of them. However, some rules may differ depending on location, so […]

Have a go at Hyacinth vases

If you or an elderly loved-one are looking for something to do on a rainy day, why not have a go at growing your own hyacinth in a vase? As well as growing in pots and borders, hyacinths can also be grown on water using specially designed vases. You will need a vase with a […]

Celebrate the elderly on Silver Sunday

We’re encouraging people in Wales to celebrate the older generation on Silver Sunday next month (October 4, 2020) in a bid to combat loneliness. It’s important that elderly folk feel valued all year round. We’re asking people to spend more socially distanced quality time with older friends, family or neighbours. At significant times of the […]

The rule of six explained

Following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the new ‘rule of six’ has been implemented in Wales. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to help people make sense of them. This is not a full-scale lockdown like we saw earlier in the […]

Advice on healthy eating for the elderly

As part of Healthy Eating Week, which takes place from September 28 until October 4, we’re offering our expert advice on how the elderly can have a healthy diet and why it’s so important for them to do so. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is a must and will have great […]

Pot up some autumn colour in your garden

If your garden summer hanging baskets or containers are on their last legs, it’s time to start thinking about your autumn/winter options. You can choose from spring bulbs for an early splash of colour, to evergreen shrubs for an all-year-round display. Now is the ideal time to plan and plant up spring bulbs. You can […]

Top tips for keeping people with dementia calm

We are revealing some helpful techniques our carers use to keep service users with dementia calm as part of World Alzheimer’s Month. People with dementia can often panic and become agitated and it’s important to use calming techniques for those with the condition and the company has rolled these out as part of its training. […]

Expert care will continue as normal in ‘local lockdown’

We are reassuring our service users and their families that care will continue as normal despite the announcement of a ‘local lockdown’ in Caerphilly recently (September 2020). The recent local lockdown affects some of the service users our carers from our Ebbw Vale branch look after, but we want them to know, it’s business as […]

Nail care for the elderly

We always encourage our elderly service users to maintain their own personal hygiene and grooming as much as possible. One aspect of this is practising good nail care. As we age, our nails become more brittle and elderly individuals are more likely to experience cracking, breaking and chipping of their nails. We’ve put together some […]

Ensuring your garden is hedgehog-friendly

We’re advocates of the elderly getting out into their garden as much as possible. We have lots of blog posts here on our website full of helpful advice on gardening and attracting wildlife. Hedgehogs numbers have plummeted in the UK by more than a third during the last 10 years, so it is crucial that […]