The Struggles With Working in Care

Whether you’re working in a care home with an agency or as a private carer, There are many problems that are faced. We, as a platform, are trying to help carers face and overcome those problems.  Working in Care Zero-hours contracts have no guaranteed hours or times of work. Their use for care workers helps

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I want to be a carer. But how?

Ever said “I want to be a carer” but didn’t know how to go about it? we’ve got you covered. There are many reasons for someone to become a carer, some are personal, some are not. But no matter what your reasoning behind becoming a carer is, and whether you want to work on the

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Managing Your Client’s Continence

Incontinence is a delicate subject for clients and their loved ones and should be approached with sensitivity and compassion. Although a common problem for men and women of all ages, continence issues can drastically reduce a person’s quality of life if not actively managed. This is why you need a continence care plan to help

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Managing Clients with Parkinson’s

A lot of people know all about Alzheimer’s or Vascular Dementia, but fewer know about Parkinson’s. On top is this, our understanding of Parkinson’s is changing, as are the treatments, so it is important to keep up, to keep ahead. The Basics What is Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition. This means that

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Managing Clients with Dementia

In your time as a carer, you will have worked with multiple dementia patients. Because so many of your patients suffer from Dementia, it is important to keep your knowledge up-to-date. The Basics: What is Dementia: Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a range of neurological disorders. No experience of dementia is identical, but

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Risk Assessment for Carers: Downloadable PDF and Guidance

Identifying and managing the risks in your client’s home keeps you and them safe. Conduct a risk assessment for the care you will be delivering, during your introductory visit, or your first visit. Doing it during your intro visit is a great way to assure your client that you are a competent professional. You are

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Managing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Much of the following, you will already know, from training and from your own reading and experience. However, Multiple Sclerosis affects more people every day, so it is worthwhile keeping your knowledge up-to-date. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a life-long neurological condition that affects the nerves and spinal cord. Though MS is a chronic disease, it

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Moving and Handling when working for Private Clients

Moving and handling is a central part of caring for the elderly. You will have been training in it multiple times. As an independent carer, working for private clients, you are required to stay up to date with all the manual handling regulations. You must understand all the policies and procedures before lifting any load.

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Taking your Client to the Toilet

This is an area you know about, and have been trained in, however, it is useful to look at the basics from time to time, to remind ourselves of how to handle toileting, when working with new clients. Considering emotions: Helping a client use the toilet or a bedpan can be a difficult and sometimes

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Managing your Client’s Incontinence

Incontinence is a delicate subject for clients and their loved ones and should be approached with sensitivity and compassion. Although a common problem for men and women of all ages, incontinence can drastically reduce a person’s quality of life if not actively managed. What is incontinence? You will know this from your training, however, for

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