Tracey clocks up 30 years in care industry

Tracey Webster, Registered Manager at our Flintshire office, has shown that care work can be a job for life after celebrating 30 years working in the industry. Tracey worked for Cherry Tree Residential Home in Manchester in 1989 and then Access Homecare. She moved to Flintshire in Wales in 2000 to become a carer and […]

Christmas stocking filler ideas for the elderly

If you would prefer to put together a Christmas stocking of smaller gifts for your elderly loved-one, then we’ve put together some great ideas for you. We think stocking presents are much more personal than one big present as you can tailor them to your loved-one’s personality or make them fun or practical. Diary/notebook Having […]

Caring for someone with dementia at Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrations and seeing friends and family. However, if you’re caring for a person with dementia during the festive period, it can be a challenging time of year for both of you and it’s important to ask for help if you need it. We’ve put together some of our top tips […]

Free advice on having a more dementia-friendly Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for people with dementia and their friends and family too. It can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine and the busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and this can upset someone […]

We’re celebrating 10 years looking after elderly in Wales

We are celebrating 10 years of providing care to the elderly and vulnerable in Wales this year (2019). We were established in 2009 and opened our first branch in North Wales, providing care in the surrounding areas. We have opened a further six offices across the country and employ more than 1,000 carers. Back in […]

Carer spotlight: Jane Jones

Carer: Jane Jones Specialism: Branch Manager Branch: Newtown Jane joined Abacare in 2014 as a Care Co-ordinator and worked her way up the career ladder to Operations Executive. She was promoted to Branch Manager in 2018 where she oversees staff and supports them in their roles. She said: “I feel I have really started to […]

We’re appealing for festive shoeboxes for the elderly

We are once again asking the generous people of Wales to get behind our festive shoebox appeal for the elderly. It has been extremely successful in the past, so we have decided to continue it again this year. We’re asking you to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that you think […]

Christmas gifts for people with dementia

Shopping for Christmas gifts for a person with dementia shouldn’t be difficult. There are lots of gifts out there for them, but you should consider the stages of the condition your loved-one has when buying. Early stage gifts If they are in the early stages, then you may give them gifts that you would have […]

Christmas shopping with someone with dementia

The festive season can bring a whole range of new challenges to a person with dementia. Christmas shopping is difficult enough but add in noise from the traffic and other shoppers, as well as the general hustle and bustle of the British high street, and it can cause incredible stress and anxiety for someone with […]

Carer spotlight: Jackie Price

Carer: Jackie Price Specialism: Jackie is responsible for following up on all recruitment enquiries we receive into our Bangor office and ensuring that successful enquiries are fully compliant with our recruitment process. Branch: Bangor Time in the industry: Fifty-year-old Jackie previously worked as a Regional Manager and was promoted to the role of Recruiter in […]