Stay safe in your own home

Many of our service users live alone and although they have carers popping in on a daily basis, there is a majority of their time when they are at home alone. Older and vulnerable people are more prone to accidents in and around the home, so we have put together a list of top tips […]

Taking care of carers

Many people who care for loved ones often don’t give themselves a well-earned rest. Looking after someone can become physically and emotionally overwhelming especially if the carer also has work and other family commitments. It is extremely important that a caregiver has their own life away from caring in order to normalise themselves, even if […]

Dementia sufferers stay at home thanks to specialist care

PEOPLE from Wales who suffer with dementia can receive care at home thanks to a training scheme run by a care provider in the area (March, 2017). Dementia sufferers can remain at home while receiving care rather than having to live in a residential home due to specialist training social care workers receive from Abacare. […]

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 […]

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 […]