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Cutting the cost of care?

How can you cut the cost of care and still deliver a quality service?

This was a question that was raised by a relative of one of our clients. His parents receive care from Social Services and were due to transfer over to the new provider in September.

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Home Care in Suffolk

What is happening to Home Care in Suffolk?

Over the last few month people receiving care in Suffolk will have had a letter through their door telling them that from September 2015 their home care provider will be changing. Home-Care-in-Suffolk
This is because Home Care in SuffolkSuffolk County council have awarded Support to Live at Home contracts to a smaller group of providers and given these providers a geographical area that they are responsible for.

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Staying Hydrated during the summer

Staying Hydrated during the summer

How to help our elderly relatives or neighbours avoid dehydration

Why is drinking water so important? staying hydrated

Water makes up half of our body weight and every cell, tissue and organ needs water to function correctly.

Now that the summer is here it is important to make sure we keep hydrated,

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The Care Cap

What the Cap on Care Costs will really mean to you

At My Care at Home we have been recently seen an increase of the number of clients and individuals who contact us for advice. Care-Cap-Pic
They believe that due to the implementation of the Care Act 2014 Care Capthey will be protected by a “Care Cap” that will ensure that there is a limit of £72,000 on the total they will ever have to pay for their care costs.

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Social Care Commitment

My Care at Home sign up to the Social Care Commitment

My Care at Home have signed up to the Social Care Commitment. The Social Care commitment was launched by the department of health.Social Care Commitment

It is an agreement between employers and employees, where both sides sign up to seven clear commitments to develop skills and Social-Care-Commitment-Footerknowledge within their workforce.

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Launch of the Care Certificate

Launch of the Care Certificate

The new Care certificate is being launched on April 1st 2015. It is a qualification for all support workers that work in social care and health in England. care-at-home-purple
Following the Francis enquiry it was found My Care at Home Logothat there was inconsistency in the training and support that care workers receive and so it was decided that there was a need for universal training for everyone which has resulted in the Care Certificate.

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The Cost of Homecare

The Cost of Homecare
What should you expect to pay for Quality Care?

The cost of Homecare is always a tricky subject. No one wants to have care at home, but when you need that extra support to help you stay in your own home the need for care can be inevitable.

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GEM Awards

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Awards Ceremony for the GEM Awards

On 21st of January we attended the GEM awards ceremony. These awards are run by the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board hold an Awards evening that celebrates home care workers and companies that Go the Extra Mile.

The GEM Awards provide the opportunity for providers of supported living,

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Support your parents in their decision to have home care

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How to support your parents in their decision to have home care.

Having spent time with family at Christmas you may have seen that maybe your parents need more help to keep them independent at home. This can be a difficult time with emotional challenges and practical implications.

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Dementia Care and Christmas

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Having a loved one with dementia to stay for Christmas

Christmas is an important social occasion, but they can be stressful for people with dementia, their carers and family. It is important that people with dementia are able to celebrate with the family and that they shouldn’t be excluded.

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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.