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It is so important that you take the time to prepare for your care assistant job interview.  It gives you the best chance at success in getting the job and assures employers that they are hiring the best people for professional care service. In-home support care...

Coping with caregiver stress is part and parcel of the job of a professional carer.  You are dealing at times with adults with sometimes challenging health problems or behaviours.  Therefore it is important for you to check yourself that you are doing okay and are...

Carer supervision is an essential feature in homecare services because it supports carers, reassures clients and improves the overall quality of in-home care services.   Good quality home care depends on motivated, well-trained carers who are supervised and undergo regular performance appraisals.   Regular supervision visits reassures clients that...

One of the most challenging behaviours when caring for people with Alzheimer's disease at home, is dealing with repetition. As with all challenging behaviours, we should ask ourselves why is this happening? The answer will help us develop strategies to reduce the stress and occurrence...

Knowing how to choose the right homecare provider means you can have peace of mind knowing you are doing your best to keep a parent or relative content at home. So your Dad's Alzheimer's is making it harder for your Mam to manage, or your Mam...

By keeping our care staff work skills updated with training and information, we are succeeding to deliver the best quality home care services to our clients. Carers work in an ever-changing, challenging and sometimes complicated environment. Their work is not easy, and they are usually under...

Studies in the UK have found that malnutrition affects over 10% of older people who live independently. Malnourished older people when admitted to hospital require longer stays and are 3 times more likely to develop complications during surgery. Dehydration of itself is frequently an actual...

Age-related sight loss is very common and can result in someone becoming dependant on friends and family to help them with their daily care and needs.   For people living with sight loss, making changes to the design and layout of the home can mean the...

This month Applewood Homecare are promoting Palliative Care Week 9 to 15 September 2018 : Palliative Care, Because Every Moment Matters which is to raise awareness & understanding of palliative care with the public.  2018 is the centenary of the birth of Dame Cicely Saunders...