New Year’s resolutions for carers

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about goals and resolutions for 2021. 2020 has been quite a year, especially if you’ve been caring for someone. It’s easy for carers, whether they’re paid or unpaid, to forget to give themselves credit for the wonderful work that they do. We’ve put together some […]

Looking out for loved-one’s mental health

It’s super important that we look out for our elderly loved-one’s mental health. Especially as we have recently come out of our firebreaker lockdown in Wales. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% said the lockdowns have had a negative impact on their mental health. We’ve […]

Cut your work commute with care

If you live in a rural area of Wales, then you could cut your work commute by joining the care industry. We have many carers who now provide care in their communities. They have built better relationships with their neighbours because of it. One of our carers said: “Our small community is very tight knit. […]

Wrapping up warm this winter

We’ve lots of advice here on our blog for the elderly to keep warm in their homes during winter. But what about when they want to venture out? Even in winter it’s still important to go outside and do some walking. It’s great for your mental health and a dose of vitamin D, even if […]

Advice for undercover carers

There are thousands of people out there who are ‘undercover’ carers. These are people who are caring for loved ones while also dealing with other family commitments, children and even working full-time. This can be extremely time consuming and stressful. It’s important to make sure you’re not afraid to ask for help. If a team […]

Our carers are braced for the cold weather

As we move into the colder months of the year, our carers are preparing themselves for the winter weather. Our staff always take into account the weather conditions when visiting service users and will go above and beyond to make sure everyone they look after is warm, well fed and hydrated. They also promise to […]

The benefits of on-the-job training

Working in care has great benefits and, with us, you can get paid to undergo training in the care industry. New recruits can undertake training in the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) at level two and progress to level three as well as take on on-the-job training. We offer QCF level two training as standard […]

Watching nature programmes is good for well-being

A new study has revealed that watching nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods. It can help reduce negative emotions and improve well-being. It can even alleviate the boredom that comes with being isolated indoors. Not long ago, we blogged about the benefits for watching TV for the elderly, so we’re thrilled to hear […]

Most common dementia myths

Our care staff are experts in dementia care and deal with service users who have the disease every day. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently 850,000 people with the condition in the UK, with numbers set to rise to more than one million by 2025. It is not something a lot of people […]

November gardening tasks

Continuing with our gardening series, we’ve put together some top tips for jobs you can do during November. Before you attempt any tasks, please ensure you are doing so safely. If you have limited mobility, please only attempt tasks when you have a family member or carer present. Pruning This month you can prune deciduous […]