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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carer recruited in lockdown is helping support elderly across Flintshire

Katrina Broster from Connah’s Quay in Wales has been supporting the elderly and vulnerable after she was recruited by us during the coronavirus pandemic (August 2020). The 38-year-old joined us in March, just after the lockdown was announced, and she is already helping make a difference to the service users she looks after. She said: […]

Our care helps keep best friends safe especially during lockdown

Cliff Lowe from Pensarn has been able to stay with his four-legged canine friend Guinness and receive the care he needs at home including during the recent lockdown thanks to us. Our carers can visit service user’s homes and administer care, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own homes and have their […]

Community carers needed for roles in their neighbourhoods

People wishing to make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live are being invited to take up a paid role in care within their own communities (August 2020). We have carer positions available across Wales and these jobs are highly skilled, well-paid and emotionally rewarding. Becoming a carer in the community where you […]

Advice to elderly to avoid scams and fraudsters

Due to the current climate, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world and there have been lots of new scams cropping up that exploits this. Recent scams have included medical kits that aim to prevent or cure Coronavirus and counterfeit or unsafe medical supplies such as hand sanitiser and swabbing kits. There’s also […]

Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

Everyone should #HaveAHouseplant

Everyone should have a houseplant at home as research has revealed plants provide a range of health benefits (July 2020). Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) research found that indoor plants can improve air quality by trapping and capturing pollutants and those who have limited or no access to the outdoors can still have something to nurture. […]