A recent BBC investigation has released a shocking statistic that fraudsters scammed nearly 49,000 older people (aged 60 and over) across the UK in the past year, the equivalent to almost six reports every hour. Perhaps most pertinent, is the fact that 1,140 of those victims were aged over 90 and 13 were over 100. This article provides guidance for homecare workers on spotting potential fraudulent activity within a service user's home.
Here at Medacs Healthcare, we like to take the time to understand our care workers - what motivates them, their challenges and their reasons for getting in to care. In this article we interview Karline Jones, a care worker in South East London, to find out why she loves providing care.
The typical day of a care worker is very diverse, with no two care packages the same. To highlight the differences between care requirements and to show how a care worker must adapt to each service user, we’ve interviewed Francesca Papantoniou, a care worker of seven years.
When we grow older, our bodies become less proficient at adapting to hot or cold weather. Not being able to adjust so efficiently can lead to health problems, sometimes serious, which is why it’s so important to take care of those who are more vulnerable during colder climates. This article offers homecare workers some top tips to ensure that they keep service users safe, warm and away from ill health.
As we get older, weaker and start to lose contact with those that are close to us, we depend more on social interaction to prevent loneliness. This article highlights why communication is so important in homecare and suggests ways in which homecare workers can aid the prevention of isolation.
In 2009, Lindsay joined the Medacs Healthcare, Homecare team in Manchester where she works as a stabilise and make safe (SAMS) care worker. Now, following nine years’ of service within the team, we caught up with Lindsay to ask her about the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job.
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