Stay vigilant for signs of dementia

We have all been so consumed by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we may not have noticed signs of dementia in our loved-ones. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will […]

We’re praising unpaid carers during Carers Week

We are praising unpaid carers who have been looking after their elderly and vulnerable loved ones during the current restrictions. We want to raise awareness, as part of Carers Week, which takes place from June 8 until 14, of the amounts of people out there who are caring for their loved ones on a daily […]

Maintaining a good diet during lockdown

It’s important for our physical and mental health, especially during the current lockdown restrictions, that we maintain a good diet. Here are some of our top tips to help you: Plan ahead Planning meals in advance helps you to stick to the healthier and more nutritional options. If you don’t plan ahead you will more […]

Feeling lonely during lockdown

If you live alone, it is completely understandable that you might be feeling lonely at the moment. It’s natural when you’re feeling lonely to seek comfort from others, but with social distancing rules, this is difficult. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK. The […]

Tips to sleep well during lockdown

You might be finding it harder to sleep during the current lockdown restrictions. There’s lots of uncertainty around at the moment, which could be making it difficult for you to switch off. Not getting a full night’s sleep can affect how you function the next day. Our carers know it’s super important to be well-rested […]

Gardening during a pandemic – tubs and baskets

If you’ve caught the gardening bug during the pandemic and want to keep it going, here’s some of our top tips for keeping your tubs and baskets looking great all summer long. Make sure you keep your tubs and baskets well-watered at all times. It’s easy to tell if your tub or basket needs a […]

We welcome one-off payment for Welsh social care workers

We welcome the recent (May, 2020) announcement from the Welsh government of a £500 one-off bonus payment for social care workers. First Minister, Mark Drakeford announced the bonus as part of a move to show staff in the sector that their hard work is appreciated and recognised during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the coronavirus pandemic […]

Staying positive during lockdown

For people of any age it’s extremely difficult to stay positive during such a worrying and uncertain time, and even more so for the elderly and vulnerable. We’ve put together some top tips on staying positive during the lockdown that you can use or pass on to elderly relatives, neighbours or friends. Stick to a […]

Our top freezer hacks

During the current pandemic, you might be using your freezer a lot more than you would usually. We’ve put together some helpful hacks so you can get the most from your freezer and save you time and money in the process. Keep your freezer well stocked It’s a good idea to dedicate a day in […]

Musician Nikolas dedicates song to Abacare carers

Musician Nikolas Metaxas has dedicated his latest song ‘Change the World’ to all our staff providing care to the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes. He has honoured carers with the song to thank them for supporting thousands of people with care in their own homes during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Thirty-two-year-old Nikolas said: […]