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Malnutrition and the elderly

It is estimated that over 3 million people in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition and over 1 million are our elderly aged 65 and over. Identifying malnutrition can be challenging as many symptoms can be interpreted as signs of ageing or develop as a result of an undiagnosed medical condition. Therefore it […]

Dementia wandering tips

How to prevent those living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia wandering. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 60% of people who live with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will wander. It’s an even greater concern for older people when the temperature drops. Read our tips below to help prevent wandering during the day and night. Top 10 Alzheimer […]

Introductory & Managed Live-in Care Agencies: The Difference

A fully managed live-in care agency At Independent People Homecare we employ, train and supervise the carers directly. We will interview them, check references, do background and criminal record checks and will provide ongoing training. We take complete responsibility for the management of the live in care service, rather than this being the responsibility of […]

Live in care for couples

Does mum or dad now need around the clock care? Don’t want to split them up? Then consider a live-in carer. For couples requiring extra support – or for one person within a couple who needs assistance – our Live in care for couples service means you have a Live in Carer who’s completely dedicated […]

Care to trial us on a short-term basis?

Are you still considering your care options? Not sure whether Live-in care is right for your loved one? Then did you know you can trial our Live-in care service on a short-term basis? We understand that looking for care and support for a loved one can be an emotional and challenging time – which is […]

Care Homes or Live-in care?

Did visiting relatives over christmas make you decide they now need full-time care? Did you know there is an alternative to care homes called Live-in care? As we reach our eighties, it’s predicted that one in three of us will experience difficulties when carrying out five or more everyday tasks, without receiving aid whilst doing […]

How To Identify Early Signs of Dementia

Think you might have spotted possible signs of Dementia in your loved one over Christmas? Or maybe you’re worried that you wouldn’t know what behaviour to look out for. Here we’ll break down how to tell if a relative has Dementia, that might offer you some clarity and guidance. What are the very first signs […]

What to Do if You’re Diagnosed with Dementia

When someone is diagnosed with Dementia, there are a number of ways in which they can react. Taking in the news and then processing it can take its toll, both mentally and physically, leaving the individual feeling drained and unsure about their next steps. This reaction can also be influenced by the person’s previous experiences, […]