Resources for live in care workers | page 1

The Benefits of Live in Care
Date created: 07/07/2017

Many people assume that when a person grows old and infirm, that the best place for them is in a nursing home. While this is sometimes inevitable, it is not always essential that an older person be packed off to a nursing home to see out their days. .. read more

Making the most of your free time
Date created: 29/03/2017

As a carer, you should be entitled to free time every day. If this is not the case, then you may find yourself with time off on the weekend... read more

Flying with Dementia passengers – some airports are friendlier than others
Date created: 16/08/2017

Unfortunately, some airports have recently made the headlines with their bad service to seniors who need to travel. Air Canada and United were examples of how not to handle passengers with Dementia who use these facilities... read more

A new low from the Tories – taking money from care workers
Date created: 02/08/2017

It seems that every journalist knows that sometimes when parliament has gone home, government statements are apt to be sneaked out. This is exactly what happened here, and what a sneaky move it is! .. read more

Care Homes in Scotland 'on the breadline'
Date created: 31/07/2017

According to a new report, Independent Care Homes in Scotland are facing a huge staffing crisis, leaving many of them on the breadline... read more

As 900 carers a day quit, it seems the Social Care System is about to collapse
Date created: 13/07/2017

In figures which have recently been released, it came to light that last year in England more than 900 adult care workers quit their jobs daily, leaving social care services with growing staff shortages. .. read more

Coping when your client’s spouse dies
Date created: 05/07/2017

As a live-in carer, you will occasionally find yourself working for couples. This can be a very rewarding experience for you, as well as your clients. .. read more

The importance of pets and your client
Date created: 16/06/2017

A staggering 5% of elderly people would consider committing suicide should their pet be taken from them when they were moved to a care home! In fact, 20% of elderly people would refuse to move into care homes, if it meant leaving a pet behind. This gives us some idea of just how important pets are in people’s lives. .. read more

Tips for Male Carers
Date created: 08/06/2017

When we think of carers, we normally assume that they are female. It may surprise you to know that 40% of the carer population is male! While men are generally thought of as hard and strong, there are some clients and families who may take advantage of this. .. read more

Depression and your client
Date created: 25/05/2017

Depression which goes un-diagnosed and un-treated can seriously affect the quality of life. A staggering 15% of older people experience depression at some point in later life. The rate is even higher in nursing and care homes where some 20% of all residents are depressed... read more