Providing personality matches for our service users

Elderly people are the most at risk of loneliness and social isolation and it can leave them feeling cut off from the outside world. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness more than 51% of people aged 75 and over live alone. Research has also found that two fifths of older people say the television […]

Keeping your home secure

Many of our service users live at home alone so it’s important they feel safe and secure in their own homes. If you or anyone you know lives alone, follow our handy tips to make sure the home is as secure as possible from opportunist thieves. Our carers who visit service users are urged to […]

A helping hand for the elderly and vulnerable in Wales

The elderly and vulnerable may not always be aware of the help that is available to them so we have put together a handy list of places you can get help should you need it.   Did you know if you’re over 60 you can travel on buses for free? If you need help claiming […]

Abacare calls for 200 carers

A WELSH care provider is calling for kind and caring individuals from the country to put themselves forward for a care worker position. Abacare, which has offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT), Newtown, Bangor and Ystradgynlais, is looking to hire 200 new carers to provide care to its service users. Peter Angelides, CEO of the […]

Carer Laura turns recruiter for Abacare

LAURA Isaacs from Caernarfon has recently (February, 2017) been promoted to Recruitment Administrator for an award-winning care company in Bangor. The 28-year-old who previously worked as a carer for Abacare will now be responsible for helping to recruit new carers to the company. Laura, who is originally from Nottingham, said: “I first joined Abacare in […]

Getting to grips with the training

Today we spent five minutes catching up with our talented trainer Michael (Mick) McNeil to get a behind the scenes glimpse of his training role here at Abacare. Mick is a registered nurse with more than 25 years caring and educational experience in areas such as acute medicine, elderly care and critical care. This includes […]

Dementia – time to open up the memory box…

Dementia often affects a person’s ability to communicate, so they may need to develop alternative ways of expressing their feelings. Non-verbal communication, including body language and the tone of voice of carers, will become increasingly important. A person with dementia may have a different sense of reality. By understanding this we can begin to be […]

Beth takes on recruitment at Abacare

BETH Howells from Newtown has recently (February, 2017) been promoted to the role of Recruiter for an award-winning care company in Newtown. The 19-year-old, who previously worked as a receptionist at Abacare, will join current HR Consultant, Dawn Williams, to deal with incoming job applications and selecting candidates to go on to the interview process […]

Abacare to put the kettle on for charity

WELSH folk interested in care can pop into a care provider’s offices for tea and a chat about working in the industry while also helping to raise money for charity as part of Dementia UK’s Make Time for a Cuppa event next month (March, 2017). Abacare’s office in Newtown is supporting the event and raising […]

Our I-care initiative

As part of our I-care initiative to deliver faster and more focused person-centred outcomes, we have embraced the latest technology to help our carers perform their roles more effectively and efficiently. Staff use smart phones, laptops and tablets to enable them to react quickly to various issues and log them in real time. Using technology […]