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A day with the Palliative Care Team

Sue Coleman, our Care Partnership Manager, was delighted to be personally invited to train and shadow alongside the palliative care team at Southend Hospital. The team consists of seven macmillan nurses and three consultants. She met with a CNS macmillan nurse and a palliative care consultant. Here’s Sue’s story… In the morning, I went along […]

How To Identify Early Signs of Dementia

Think you might have spotted possible signs of Dementia in Mum on Mother’s Day? 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 of […]

How to care for someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Are you caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease? At Independent People Homecare we understand how challenging the condition can be for them and those closest to them. Read our 10 top tips caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease Look after yourself and ask for helpIt’s important that you are physically and emotionally in tip top […]

How to care for someone with Muliple Sclerosis

2.3 million people in the world are affected by MS. You’re not alone. If your loved one has been diagnosed with MS, it’s natural to feel unsure how to help them or concerned about their general wellbeing and mood. We can help. Read our guide to find out what MS is, how to care for […]

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 […]

Preventing Dementia wandering: Top 10 tips

Have you noticed that your loved one has started wandering around aimlessly during the day and night? If you’re wondering if there’s a link between Dementia and wwandering, the Azheimer’s Association tells us that 60% of people who live with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will wander about. If you’re a family member supporting your loved one, […]

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 […]

Case Study: How live in care for couples works

If you’ve noticed that mum or dad now need around the clock care, but you don’t want to split them up, read on to find out how we can help to care for your elderly parents in their home. Read Frank and Sheila’s story… Frank and Sheila, had shared most of their lives together in […]