Preparing someone with dementia for the COVID-19 vaccine

The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December (2020) and those who are most at risk are currently receiving it first. The top four priority groups include all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals. It also includes frontline health and care workers and care home residents. To […]

Rules for residents during local lockdowns

‘Local lockdowns’ are becoming more regular in towns and cities across the country. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly. If you have one put in place in your town, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to you make sense of them. However, some rules may differ depending on location, so […]

The rule of six explained

Following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the new ‘rule of six’ has been implemented in Wales. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to help people make sense of them. This is not a full-scale lockdown like we saw earlier in the […]

Expert care will continue as normal in ‘local lockdown’

We are reassuring our service users and their families that care will continue as normal despite the announcement of a ‘local lockdown’ in Caerphilly recently (September 2020). The recent local lockdown affects some of the service users our carers from our Ebbw Vale branch look after, but we want them to know, it’s business as […]

Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

We’re celebrating one year of providing care in Flintshire

We started supporting people in Flintshire and the surrounding areas in 2019 following our successes across North, Mid and South Wales. Our team of well-trained and professional carers have been working exceptionally hard. We think they deserve a lot of recognition for the role that they are providing within the community and the high levels […]

Age UK launches Friend in Need service

We’re thrilled that Age UK has launched its new Friend in Need service for the people of Wales who are aged 70-years-old and above. The service provides free telephone friendship calls for people across the country. Services like this are especially important after the Coronavirus pandemic, when many elderly people have been isolated. They haven’t […]

We support Wales’ vital role in coronavirus vaccine trial

We are welcoming the recent news that healthcare staff from Wales are being recruited to take part in the next phase of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial. Five hundred Welsh healthcare staff from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area will participate in the trial. It is fantastic to see the people of Wales […]

Stay vigilant for signs of dementia

We have all been so consumed by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we may not have noticed signs of dementia in our loved-ones. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will […]

Our top freezer hacks

During the current pandemic, you might be using your freezer a lot more than you would usually. We’ve put together some helpful hacks so you can get the most from your freezer and save you time and money in the process. Keep your freezer well stocked It’s a good idea to dedicate a day in […]