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A recent HCCI survey of the first wave of Covid-19, found homecare to be a safe option for older people.  Reasons for this include: real-time implementation of HSE advice and guidelines issued by contact tracing excellent infection control practice and protocols for use of special...

The COVID-19 pandemic creates extra challenges for caring for someone with Dementia or Alzheimer's.  Not only are loved ones more vulnerable,  but there is the added worry that the carer themselves may get ill.  Also, people can become more isolated because bringing anyone into the...

Most people become healthcare assistants because they have been a home carer for someone in their own family.  It’s a really good job for work/life balance with flexible hours and locations.  People enjoy working in care because it's people-orientated and no two days are ever...

Recognising and preventing pressure ulcers is very important for the care of older people, especially during lockdown.  This is because people may be sitting around for longer periods with less visitors and fewer chances to get out and about for exercise. What is a Pressure Ulcer? A...

It is so important to get Covid-19 information from trusted sources as highlighted by the recent debacle with leaked 'Level 5' rumours on Social Media. Anxiety, stress,  second-guessing and a lot of energy has been wasted with this and many other Social Media ‘news’ items in...

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological movement disorder, caused by a loss of a chemical called dopamine. There are 5 key stages of Parkinson's Disease that people will generally go through.  As it's a progressive life-changing condition, it most often can lead to difficulties in daily...

You are starting a home care provider to help your folks out at home.  It's a big change and there's bound to be anxiety for your everyone as to how things will work.  Doing your research and proper preparation are key things when starting a...

Progression of Alzheimer's and Dementia is unique for every person who develops it. It depends on factors that are unique to the person. Key factors which can affect prognosis include the age the person was when symptoms first commenced or any other illnesses the person...

Diagnosing Dementia can take time. The sooner someone goes to their G.P. with symptoms such as increasing forgetfulness or other confusion, the better.  There is a range of tests and assessments which will need to be carried out to give the exact diagnosis which your...