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Elderly Care After Hospital Discharge

If your loved one is due to be released from hospital, you may be wondering what follow-up care after hospital discharge involves. It’s important to make sure that the right support is in place after discharge from hospital, not only so that the transition from hospital to full-time care is as smooth as possible, but […]

Tips to keep older people cool this summer

As the weather heats up – did you know older people need to be more careful of overheating and heat stroke because their bodies can’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger people can? Being hydrated is also extremely important for certain medications to work properly. Older people are more vulnerable in the hot […]

What Does a Live-in Carer Do?

If you’re considering care options for yourself or a loved one, you may have come across the term ‘live-in care’ – but what is live-in care? And what does a live-in carer do? At the centre of the live-in carer job description is enabling individuals who require care to continue enjoying a comfortable, safe and […]

How Can Live-in Care Support the NHS?

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) contacting nursing and residential homes in order to free up hospital beds. These homes are being asked to provide extra capacity as the NHS ramps up discharge from hospital for elderly people. At IP Homecare, we want people to know that […]

Activities for the elderly during Coronavirus

Coronavirus has had a big impact on how we should care for and help the elderly at home. During this social isolation period, it is particularly important that caregivers keep elderly loved ones safe at home.  To help those caring for their loved ones we’ve compiled a list of activities to help keep the mind […]

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 […]