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Live-in Care and the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the country prepares itself for the widespread impact of COVID-19 (more commonly referred to as Coronavirus), our attention is turned towards people aged 70 or over who are the group most at risk of serious illness. It is understandably a worrying time for anyone with a loved one who falls into this category, particularly […]

10 Benefits of Home Care for the Elderly

Let’s keep our elderly safe at home. If you’re in the process of deciding between a residential care home and finding a live-in carer for your loved one, read on to find out 10 benefits of home care for the elderly in their own homes. 10 advantages of home care Controls the spread of infectious […]

What is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophy is an inherited condition that gradually causes muscle weakness. It is a progressive disease, meaning that it begins by targeting one group of muscles before affecting muscles in the body more widely. While there is no known cure for muscular dystrophy, with the right treatment and care in place, symptoms can be managed […]

Care in the community

An elderly lady we used to see out and about in the community always used to cross a busy road with her head lowered. She never looked whether the road was clear to cross and we always used to go out to ensure she was ok. Her son then visited the office, realising it was […]

Virtual Reality and Dementia

Research recently carried out by the University of Kent has found that virtual reality technology could help to improve the lives of those living with dementia. The study of virtual reality and dementia suggests that by recalling memories from the past, levels of aggression are reduced and interactions with caregivers become easier. VR can also […]

What is Independence for Older People

Independence is often something we take for granted – until we reach an older age. The challenges that arise as part of the aging process mean that elderly people often worry about losing the independence they’re used to. But what is independence for older people? We’ve outlined some of the ways you can ensure your […]

Christmas gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Christmas time can be a difficult time for families with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. However, searching for the perfect Christmas gift for Alzheimer’s and Dementia doesn’t have to be difficult. At IP Homecare, we have years of experience caring for someone living with Dementia. To give you a helping hand we […]