Resources for live in care workers | page 1

Health and Social Care – 5 issues to consider after the Brexit vote
Date created: 04/12/2017

In light of the UK decision to leave the EU, some points have been raised by the King’s Fund think-tank. Leaving the EU brings some uncertainty to the health and social care system, which is already facing increasing pressures... read more

Care crisis means ‘Jet-in’ carers from Spain take advantage of UK jobs
Date created: 23/11/2017

Because of the crisis in the healthcare sector, and the shortage of carers, there is now an influx of people flying to Britain to take advantage of the glut of job positions. Barmaids, builders, and in fact anyone who is in financial difficulty in Europe can fly into Britain to earn a living caring for the elderly... read more

Exercise, not rest, for elderly, say the doctors
Date created: 09/11/2017

Exercise and physical activity should be a part of the daily routine for older people, instead of resting. In a recent report in the British Medical Journal, the statement was released saying that there is a need to change the present way of thinking about exercise. .. read more

The balancing act between care and work – one million people do it
Date created: 02/11/2017

A staggering 1 million employees may well be juggling jobs and care responsibilities, without informing their bosses. The reason for keeping quiet about this is because they are scared to tell anyone, in case there are repercussions... read more

Social Care workers better able to deal with trauma, with the help of yoga and meditation
Date created: 17/10/2017

According to primary therapist Molly Rose Zametkin, there are many social care professionals who rely on yoga and meditation to cope with the demands of the job. Care work requires resilience and selflessness, and taking part in these disciplines gives them a chance to take time for themselves, which in turn, helps them better care for others... read more

Men in a social care career – how can we encourage this?
Date created: 16/10/2017

Taking into consideration the amount or pressure on the care sector, it is time to set aside stereotypes of care workers, to support gender equality, and encourage more men in this sector... read more

Available beds – Care Homes facing a 'huge shortfall'
Date created: 18/09/2017

Research suggests that by the end of 2018, there will be up to 3,000 elderly people unable to get beds in Care Homes... read more

Caring for Veterans
Date created: 06/09/2017

When you start your professional as a live in carer, it is nice to think that you may be caring for a sweet little lady who smiles at you every morning, and is grateful for all you do. You take her for walks around her garden, go for coffee at the garden centre and cook her delicious meals. Nice thought! The reality is that you may never find yourself with such a client!.. read more

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Date created: 31/08/2017

Studies and statistics have shown that one t of 4 people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and that 2 out of 3 people who have this are women. By the year 2025, the UK alone will have over 1 million people with this disease. What is even more astounding right now, is that 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 has Alzheimer’s Disease... 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