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What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

In a nutshell, NHS Continuing Healthcare is NHS fully funded care that is provided for individuals who are not in hospital and have been assessed as having a primary health need.

A couple of the many misconceptions are: –

  1. I have to be in a nursing home/care home to receive it. 

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Healthy Eating Tips

Great Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy eating is an important lifestyle choice throughout life, and we know that we are always being told to eat a balanced diet, and not overdo it with fats and sugars, but this becomes even more important as we get older and our immune system and digestive system slows down and becomes less efficient.

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How to make your pension go further

We are all living longer than we have before. This is great news, but the age of retirement has not really changed, so people are having to make their pensions and savings go further in later life.
Here are some tips on how to help to make your money go further:

  • Save money on energy bills – Check with your current supplier and see if you could go on a cheaper tariff,

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Tips to prevent falls

 

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Some simple tips to prevent falls

Around one in three people over 65 and half of over 80’s will have a fall every year. Even if you fall and are not hurt, a bad fall can shake your confidence.

Most falls are the result of a combination of factors including physical health,

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Keeping an elderly relative out of hospital

 

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Keeping an elderly relative out of hospital is a really important goal. Neither you, nor your loved one wants to make that dreaded trip to the hospital. A set back that causes a relative to go into hospital can have more complications meaning their condition could decline rapidly,

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Loneliness and Companionship

 

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Loneliness is a massive issue for elderly people in the UK. As people grow older they will inevitably lose more of their friends, neighbours and even their spouse or partner. This reduces the social interaction that they might have. Also the elderly can have limited contact with family members due to them living away or having busy lives.

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy All Year Round

February is National Heart Month here are a few tips from the British Heart Foundation for keeping a healthy heart. Not only for Feb but the whole year round!

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1. Cut down on your salt intake! Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

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Dignity Champion

Jane is our Dignity Champion

I’d like to introduce you to Jane Yeo. She is our first dignity champion and she has pledged to keep the ‘10 dignity dos’ as laid out by the National Dignity Council.Jane-Yeo-114x150

What is a Dignity Champion?

A Dignity Champion is someone who believes that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity at all times and that this is a basic human right.

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Welcoming our new Care Manager

We are delighted to appoint our new Care ManagerAlex-Powell-2-277x300

Finding the right person for important roles isn’t always easy but in appointing Alex Powell as our new Care Manager we’re confident we’ve done exactly that.

Alex has extensive experience in care. Her very first experience of care was looking after her grandmother as a teenager.

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Respect Your Street While You Trick Or Treat

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‘Respect your street while you trick or treat’

Halloween is a fun time for many children and their parents with the tradition of trick and treating becoming more and more popular. However for many of our more vulnerable neighbours this
can be a time they are dreading.

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My Care At Home Promise

two-hearts-greenWe promise to provide a reliable and friendly service and put a smile on your face. We promote and support independence and will work hard to provide the highest standard of care for you or your loved one.