We’re calling for more carers as we head into our busiest time of the year

We are calling for more carers to join us as we enter our busiest period of the year with a target to take on 100 new employees by November 1, 2019. We’re looking for kind and caring individuals to take on a job in care and help look after our elderly and vulnerable service users. […]

National Trust sites to become dementia-friendly

We’re thrilled at the news that the National Trust is joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Society in order to give its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly makeovers. Figures revealed that more than 150,000 of its supporters over the age of 65 may be living with the condition. We’re big advocates of everyone getting outside in the […]

Hidden Disability Sunflower lanyard scheme launched

An initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a disability and requires additional assistance, has been launched. People with hidden disabilities can now wear a lanyard covered in sunflowers. The hidden disabilities eligible for the scheme include autism, Asperger’s, learning disabilities and dementia. Also included are issues such as arthritis, MS, […]

Tips for carers on looking after their mental wellbeing

A survey by Carers UK of more than 3,000 unpaid carers looking after family members revealed that 84% never expected to become a carer. Caring for someone, alongside work and family commitments, can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. It can cause added stress and tension in your life. It’s vital that you have methods in […]

Activities to do with the elderly on Silver Sunday

Sunday, October 6 is Silver Sunday, a dedicated day to celebrate older people, recognise their contribution to their communities and help them get out and about and meet new people. The day was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Westminster City Councillor Christabel Flight, after a report discovered more than a […]

William encourages more men to sign up to become carers

William Betters from our Flintshire office says he wants to break the stereotype that a position in care is more suited to women and is encouraging more men to become carers. The 49-year-old has worked as a care worker for five years. He looks after the elderly and vulnerable in the area. He said: “It’s […]

Spotting the signs of depression in the elderly

According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 and over. It is estimated that 85% of older people with depression don’t receive any help at all. Older people are more susceptible to depression as they can be lonely and not see friends or family members […]

The pros of peanut butter for the elderly

Peanut butter is a great source of protein. Having it on toast is a great, easy and convenient way for the elderly to incorporate it into their diet. The protein is great for building and repairing muscles and it can help you feel fuller for longer. Eaten in moderation, a good quality peanut butter can […]

Join the Abacare recruitment afternoon – 2 October 2019

Calling all Care Assistants! Abacare will be holding a recruitment afternoon looking for full and part-time home care Care Assistants in Llanfair Caereinion and surrounding areas. Drop by and say hi, meet the team and chat about career opportunities. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:00-18:30 Where: The Public Institute, […]

Julie and Niki chosen as Care Workers of the Month

Julie McKay and Niki Holbrook, who have both worked for us since 2013, were chosen as Care Workers of the Month  for September, 2019 at our Ebbw Vale office, for their hard work and dedication. Samantha Price, Branch Manager at our Ebbw Vale office, said: “We selected Julie and Niki as our Care Workers of […]