Is A Live In Carer The Right Job For You?

Growing elderly need not be the bleak eventuality it’s often made out to be, with the right care strains of old age can be reduced to just a small detail in an individual’s life. Live in care in particular provides the elderly with the companionship and independence that is most traumatic if lost. For this... Continue reading

Why Background Checks Are A Necessity In The Health Care Sector

  • ...3 December 2013

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It’s not unknown for employees in all industries to falsify information when looking for employment and year-in-year-out people are hired based on what they say they can do, not what they can do. In some industries this sort of thing can go unnoticed and there is little harm ever done, however in the world of... Continue reading

Medicaid For Seniors: Income & Assets Determine Eligibility

  • ...3 December 2013

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Established in 1965, Medicaid remains a primary means to help states provide medical coverage for senior citizens, low-income families, and other individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Examples of certain eligibility groups include, for example, elderly person who meet certain income and asset levels. The eligibility requirements are set to expand in 2014 to ...

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Choosing The Best Care Home For A Loved One

  • ...26 November 2013

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Taking care of elderly loved ones requires the best attention possible and sometimes their needs get to a level that requires advanced caregivers. As such, you may consider moving them into a care home. Finding the right care home can be daunting; however there are some key guidelines that you can follow to ensure that... Continue reading

Important Tips To Help Prevent Falls For Elderly Relatives

  • ...21 November 2013

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If you have an elderly relative living with you or in your area, then you will probably find that you spend a lot of your time these days worrying about them. Elderly relatives are often very prone to falling and this can lead to all kinds of problems. Best case scenario they may hurt themselves... Continue reading

How The UK Homecare Sector Will Change In The Next 5 Years

  • ...17 November 2013

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The UK care industry is growing, people are living longer and with government initiatives are moving care out of hospitals and medical facilities and into the community, there’s a huge demand for qualified care workers. In England more than 500,000 people currently receive homecare and across the UK the volume of ‘intense’ homecare packages being... Continue reading

Thinking About Home Improvements? Don’t Disregard Asbestos.

  • ...14 November 2013

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A word that was thrown about without much thought up until only a decade or so ago and hailed the “magic mineral”, was banned from being used in construction: “asbestos” was just a standard and widely used building material used for its tensile strength, sound absorption, low cost and resistance to heat and fire. What... Continue reading

Let Preston Care Agency Help

  • ...10 October 2013

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A lot of families have the responsibility of caring for their grandparents or senior members of their family. They are concerned about the level of care and attention a Preston care agency may be able to provide. This can be a very challenging time for the elderly as there are many problems they experience such... Continue reading

Providing Care At Home for Your Loved Ones in Preston

  • ...12 September 2013

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It can be very challenging to provide the specialized care needed for your loved ones at home. You want to ensure that they receive the best care possible. You may not possess the knowledge and the skill set that may be required for their care. You can even end up doing them more harm than... Continue reading

How To Improve Your Health With A Healing Garden

  • ...5 September 2013

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In today’s modern society, it’s possible to reach heightened levels of stress just by driving along the roads for a minute or two. A healing garden offers you the facility to view natural scenes so that you can experience a range of positive feelings, cancelling out all of those negative emotions, which helps your stress... Continue reading

The Biggest Causes Of Accidents At Home

Accidents happen, and they cannot be avoided totally all the time, even with extreme and vigilant carefulness. In the home where people feel secure and safe, accidents still cause much grief and anxiety. In fact, fatal home accidents in the United States is considered second only to vehicular accidents as top causes of death (although... Continue reading

Basic First Aid at Home

Growing up, being a boy was rough. Literally, I would come in every day with numerous amounts of cuts and poison ivy. I was definitely a handful for my mother. There was never a moment growing up, when a home’s first aid kit wasn’t needed. If you have a first aid kit in your home, you can find... Continue reading

How Your Bathroom Is Affecting Your Health

As safe as your home may feel, it can actually harbor a number of threats to your health. It’s easy to imagine that the worst health threats would be in the basement, garage or kitchen, but as it turns out, you should be the most suspicious of your bathroom. Here are ten ways that your... Continue reading

Red Fire Ants – What To Do If Stung

Ants can be found almost anywhere in the world. At this very moment, your garden or even your home might be hiding swarms of ants. Though you can usually tolerate the existence of ants in your house or backyard, there are certain species that you should avoid. An example is the fire ant. Why Avoid... Continue reading

Are Bed Bugs Detrimental To Health?

Bed bugs are insects that feed on blood. They are stow-a-ways by nature because they easily hitchhike on bags, clothes, or furniture in order to gain access into a house, hospital or business establishment. These bugs were almost totally eradicated during the 1950s. But now, they are back with a vengeance, with their re-emergence classified... Continue reading

The Importance Of First Aid Kit In Your Home

Having a well equipped first aid kit on hand can be a life saver, particularly if they are present at sporting events or in manufacturing plants or warehouses where there is a high probability of injury occurring. Almost all fitness centers and office buildings are required to have one. AED – Automatic Electronic Defibrillator The... Continue reading

4 Health Risks Of Living With Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are known to be very annoying pests. Not only do they infest residences, but these bloodsucking insects are actually found almost anywhere – in expensive hotels, motels, travel inns, dorms, apartments, and even offices. Many experts say that the reemergence of the bed bug problem is largely due to modern citizens’ lifestyles. Domestic... Continue reading

A Guide to Care Homes in the UK

We all want to do what’s best for our loved ones. And sometimes, when the loved one in question is an elderly person, this might mean facing up to the possibility that their needs would be better met if they were to reside in a care home. In this type of situation, it’s not uncommon... Continue reading

The Growing Need For Senior Home Care in Canada

An aging population has made home care a growing need for seniors in Canada. Over 1.4 million Canadians are currently receiving this kind of care, and this number is expected to grow. As more elderly people require care at home throughout the day, the availability of home caregivers has decreased. As a result, more job... Continue reading

Mold Allergy? Read How To Reduce The Symptoms

  • ...11 February 2013

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Silent and still, mold can cause serious health problems for your family. Spores are broken off through vibrations from people walking, and they can travel through your home in the air. Unseen, they are inhaled or even ingested. This won’t cause a problem for some people, but it’s the beginning of chronic misery for anyone... Continue reading

Home Fire-Safety Checklist

There are thousands of house fires every year in Great Britain, and the simple fact is that many of these can be prevented with proper home fire safety protocol and basic equipment. Take smoke alarms for example. According to the UK government, smoke alarms were not present in the homes of 37% of the some... Continue reading