Resources for live in care workers

Physical Exercise and Dementia
Date created: 15/02/2017

It is a well-known fact that exercise or body movement is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Especially in elderly people, it is very important that they stay active... read more

Carers' Health and Wellbeing
Date created: 14/02/2017

In a recent survey it was shown that live in carers are twice as likely to become ill than other people... read more

Working With Couples
Date created: 06/02/2017

Most of the time as a live in carer, you will be working with one person, but sometimes you will find that you get to work for a couple. it may be that one of the couple needs more attention, while the other just needs minimal care. It is quite normal for this to be a situation where there is only one carer. Only if the work load gets too great, will it increase to two carers... read more

Unusual Types of Abuse
Date created: 06/02/2017

People with disabilities, as well as the elderly are just some people who can be abused. Sometimes this abuse takes place in their own homes, by people they know. It is not always possible to spot the signs of abuse as, more often than not, people do not look for them. We assume that our parent is being taken care of in their own place... read more

What to do When Your Client Passes Away
Date created: 23/01/2017

The longer you are a carer, the more likely it will be that you will be with a client who passes away while you are with them. While in a lot of instances, it will be a blessing – especially if your client was in a lot of pain – it will also be a very stressful time for you and family members... read more

Protecting your Client's Brain - and yours!
Date created: 18/01/2017

As a carer, you will often find that your client with Dementia repeats the same word or phrase over, and over again. While this does not do any harm to your client, it is one thing that will – over a period of time – drive you dippy! Let’s be honest here, no one likes to answer the same question again, and again!.. read more

Qualities That Make A Carer
Date created: 17/01/2017

Every profession has certain requirements and caring is no different. There are certain characteristics that you will find in every carer you meet. If you are genuinely interested in following this career path, then take a good look at yourself and see if you can relate to these. They are by no means all the qualities that make a carer, but they are a starting point... read more

Diet and Exercise
Date created: 06/01/2017

Being a carer sometimes means that you spend so much time taking care of your client that you forget about taking care of yourself. It is really important that you keep yourself in good health at all times so you can do your best at the job... read more

Different Levels of Live In Care
Date created: 06/01/2017

The great advantage of live in care is that there are many different packages which can be adjusted to every individual person who needs care. Live in care provides support for a whole range of conditions and disabilities... read more

Preventing your dementia client from wandering
Date created: 21/12/2016

Statistics show that six out of ten people with dementia are prone to wander, and bearing in mind that as carers, a vast percentage of our clients have dementia, it stands to reason that sometime we will be with a client who has dementia and likes to wander... read more