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OCT 09/2018

Taking care of your mental health in later life

As we grow older we often think to take more care of our physical health rather than both our physical and mental health. Retirement, staying healthy and active, finances, mobility and independence can all effect our mental well-being. There may also be the worry of our loved ones’ health, being widowed or divorced, gaining a physical disability, illness or fear of loneliness and isolation when living on your own. This article explores some of the mental health challenges in later life and offers advice for keeping a healthy mind.

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SEP 26/2018

How homecare workers can spot fraud and scams

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.

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SEP 26/2018

Karline Jones: Why I decided to get in to care

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.

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SEP 21/2018

A day in the life of a care worker – Francesca Papantoniou

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.

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SEP 12/2018

How homecare workers can help reduce the effects of a cold winter on the elderly

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. 

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SEP 12/2018

The importance of communication in homecare

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.

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SEP 12/2018

Lindsay Lee: My role as a SAMS Care Worker

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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SEP 12/2018

Linda Jones: “The most rewarding thing about homecare? There’s too many to mention”

Following a short period within a role she found unfulfilling, Linda discovered homecare. This is Linda’s story…

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MAY 02/2018

Challenge yourself to a higher standard of living

If you’ve ever considered the idea of living and working in Australia or New Zealand, the response from anyone who has already made the move is likely to be ‘well, what are you waiting for?’. Beautiful scenery, amazing weather, great employment opportunities, relaxed way of life. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Surely these countries tick all the boxes?!...

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APR 25/2017

Relocating to the UK with my family

We helped registered Nurse Manny and his family relocate to the UK last year. Manny currently works in the cardiology department at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about his experience of working and living in the UK.

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