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 […]

Dementia – time for a better way of life

We’re experts in dementia care and over the years have developed different techniques for different people suffering with the disorder. Some of the techniques we use regularly are: Life story books and boxes A booklet that is added to frequently, detailing a person’s past life, their culture, their family, work, hobbies, fun times etc. Reality […]

How you can help prevent loneliness

Here we are big advocates of helping to prevent loneliness, especially among the elderly. Our carers visit service users on a regular basis and can sometimes be the only smiling face they see that day, so we’ve put together some handy advice on how you can help towards the battle to prevent loneliness in your […]

Our at a glance guide to knowing the signs of dementia

Early detection of dementia is extremely important, so we’ve put together a list of signs you can look out for: Memory loss that upsets day-to-day living Issues solving problems Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work Confused about the time or place Trouble understanding visuals and spatial relationships New problems with writing or speaking […]