Zoe promoted to Operations Executive

ZOE PAINE from Penrhiwceiber has recently (September, 2017) been promoted to Operations Executive at an award-winning care company in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT). The 23-year-old previously worked as a Regional Manager but will now go on to be responsible for managing a team of carers in the lower Cynon and Pontypridd areas. She will also […]

There’s no age limit for a career in care

More people than ever are working into their fifties, sixties and beyond, which is a positive reflection of our ageing society. We fully appreciate the value that older workers bring, including career and general life experience, and we understand that many of them are looking for more flexible work to fit around their lifestyles, which […]

Healthy drink ideas for the elderly

We recently shared our tips for the elderly to eat well here on our blog, but we understand for many elderly people it can be difficult for them to chew or swallow food, so we’ve put together our top drinks/smoothie ideas for the elderly so they can still get the right levels of vitamins and […]

Twiddle mitt knitting pattern

Twiddle mitts are knitted cuffs or hand warmers, which have different textures and materials attached, such as beads, ribbons and buttons, that people with dementia can hold and ‘twiddle’ to help any restlessness and agitation that they might experience. We’re calling for crafty folk to put their knitting know-how to good use and create twiddle […]

Knit twiddle mitts for people with dementia

KNITTERS from Wales are this month (September, 2017) being asked to put their skills to the test and knit twiddle mitts for people suffering from dementia. Abacare is calling for the donation of twiddle mitts to its service users with dementia it cares for to help stimulate their brain, reduce anxiety and promote calm. Sam […]

We’re helping the unemployed get back to work

According to the Office for National Statistics, there are 73,000 people unemployed in Wales. According to the Office for National Statistics, there are 73,000 people unemployed in Wales. The unemployment rate in Wales stands at 4.8% – higher than the rate of 4.6% for the whole of the UK. We believe that offering people re-training […]

Managing hearing loss for the elderly

According to Age UK more than 71% of over 70-year-olds and over 41% of over 50-year-olds suffer from some form of hearing loss. For most people who experience it, it is caused by general wear and tear to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear and can be common in elderly people. It’s not […]

Abacare Awards 2017

Our Abacare Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution our staff and carers make to the lives of those they care for and the services we facilitate. The finalists will be invited to a special presentation event in the autumn and be presented with their awards. The categories for entries are: Carer of the Year This award […]

Could live-in care be right for your loved-one?

Did you know we’re able to provide 24 hour live-in support to anyone who may require it? If your loved-one is requiring more care more regularly, moving into residential care isn’t the only option available to you. We can provide a live-in carer for them to help avoid the upheaval that comes with moving into […]

Busting myths about dementia

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 dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to more than one million by 2025. Dementia is not something a lot of people learn […]