Blog archives: June 2016

Choosing the right type of Care

Posted on: 29/06/2016

Choosing the right type of Care

Choosing the right care for you and your loved one can be a daunting and emotional process.  

The long-term costs of care can be significant, and planning for our future or for the care of our loved ones is important. The Care Act 2014 makes clear that local authorities must provide or arrange services that help to prevent people developing care and support needs, or delay people deteriorating to the point where they...

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Dementia - a quick guide

Posted on: 22/06/2016

Dementia - a quick guide

Dementia is an umbrella term to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is diseased. There are many different forms but around 95% of people have one of the four main types. In this post we will look at the types, causes and symptoms and some of the treatments that are available. 

Although dementia is at present incurable, it is possible for people with dementia to live happy lives for many years with a coordinated approach to...

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The UKHCA: helping homecare providers stay ahead of the game

Posted on: 02/06/2016

The UKHCA: helping homecare providers stay ahead of the game

We hear a lot in the media about the CQC's (Care Quality Commission) scrutiny over care providers - but many home care providers including Expertise Homecare subscribe voluntarily to the strict guidelines set out by the UKHCA.

The United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide...

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Don't delay in seeking a diagnosis for dementia

Posted on: 01/06/2016

Don't delay in seeking a diagnosis for dementia

The 15th- 21st may marked dementia awareness week 2016. To help combat the numerous myths and misunderstandings about the disease The Alzheimer's Society has commissioned a survey to investigate people's fears about the disease. 

The research revealed that over half (56%) of people delay seeking a dementia diagnosis for up to a year or more and 62% of those surveyed feared that positive diagnosis would mean their life...

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