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  • 28 Nov 2019
    When you think about it, it’s rather interesting how one comes about to their career paths in the end. How many times have someone asked you, “so what do you do for a living”? The career or even the prospect of one becomes intertwined with the intrinsic value of the person, whether they like it or not. Realizing your goal of becoming a personal fitness coach was likely never something that was on the bucket list of things to get into. For myself, it took deep thought, planning and a lot of kicking and screaming from outside sources as to how to make a job switch. However, when all was said and done, becoming a personal trainer was the best choice and most rewarding experience that one could ask for. Being your own boss and owning yourself is worth it! All that being said, this is the story of one man and should not persuade anyone to change doing what they thrive at - unless that happens to be making said person unhappy. People need to come to their own conclusions and paths by the ups, downs and everything in between that comes their way when making a career choice.    From the beginning, especially as a young man, there was a lot to learn in this crazy world of health and fitness. I started a personal training venture named Everfit which was sold and morphed into one named Busy Bee Fitness Experts. Wondering about the name? How that eventually came about is kind of a mystery - it just seemed to work. Although, it does seem rather fitting given that we work with busy professionals that don't necessarily have the time to workout on their own. We’ve come to learn that staying motivated to working out can be such a difficult and measured task, no matter who you are or your fitness ability. Any trainer with any sense can show someone how to train but it takes more than that. It requires a certain type of personality and good taste. All that aside, Toronto has been developing condo buildings at a record pace to boot and the gyms being built inside of them are absolutely phenomenal. In-home services, undoubtedly, has become the way of the future.     Educate Yourself About The Clients It’s one thing to gain clients but it’s another thing to retain them. For the vast number of us, it takes a lot of work to develop into the person you want to be in all aspects, whether you realize it at the time or not. Working hard to develop your skills as a personal trainer for the right reasons and good things will follow. An even larger number of people have asked me in the past what I personally believe makes a high-quality fitness expert. I always tell say the same thing – someone that knows how to communicate well and get along well with others. “No one says it but the best quality trainers around are the ones that become best friends with their clients. Is this unprofessional? Perhaps, but it’s essential to this type of career. Now, that can also work against some people but if you know how to find a happy medium level of communication and professionalism then you’re on the right track to having a loyal following of clients. Becoming a true professional requires a lot of motivation and dedication to being good at multiple things. Don’t stick to one niche but develop your skillset. What makes a successful fitness coach? Well, having the right attitude and being professional at all times to start. Having the very best in communication is also part of the personal trainer Toronto mindset that works for generally everyone. Scott Everson, who is currently a practicing nutrition specialist on top of managing a personal training business says, “creating a comprehensive routine should be the primary aim for anyone looking to make positive changes and drop the negative lifestyle habits that impact health." = Working and flourishing with a skilled team with a great depth of experience and knowledge can be time consuming but a worthwhile asset for the present. "It's all about individual one-on-one approaches and involvement in that person’s life. We all need support and everyone wants to believe that someone is there to care and support them in their goals". That's a statement that no one would disagree with, however, it may not apply to all scenarios as can be evidenced by the contrary. Various levels of energizing coaches may provide the best support but is it always the right kind? It's hard to fully decipher how that would be any different from fundamental books in the field of working out. There definitely isn't an outright shortage of people with diabetes fitness needs, for instance. Many conditions out there can be cured through athletic training for the long run.    Have An End Goal How can a good coach that fosters a support system that is required for getting those gains? Do they begin by just randomly going to a gym? What’s kind of ironic is that people will search on Google. Surprisingly, that's probably the most trustworthy method of seeking help. It happens that being afraid of asking for help is probably the biggest detriment to people making any realistic changes. Most studies say so on the subject. Instead, they do it on their own and burnout almost immediately after they start, or worse yet get injured. Ever heard of the good old winter struggle? Of course, because you've likely been part of that majority that quits after the first month. It can be quite frustrating when you workout day and night and don't see results immediately. This is also frustrating for the personal trainers that are demanded of these things.   Busy Bee Fitness Experts provide a truly rewarding experience for their personal training. One must constantly learn and work objectively to feed ways to help people actualize their goals. We also get that strength training just isn't for everyone but don't waste the time of someone that is trying to make a living and means well. If in any doubt, look to yourself for the answers as they are within you and without you. For more information on getting started, contact an expert at info@busybeefitness.ca or visit our website for more details.   
    110 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • When you think about it, it’s rather interesting how one comes about to their career paths in the end. How many times have someone asked you, “so what do you do for a living”? The career or even the prospect of one becomes intertwined with the intrinsic value of the person, whether they like it or not. Realizing your goal of becoming a personal fitness coach was likely never something that was on the bucket list of things to get into. For myself, it took deep thought, planning and a lot of kicking and screaming from outside sources as to how to make a job switch. However, when all was said and done, becoming a personal trainer was the best choice and most rewarding experience that one could ask for. Being your own boss and owning yourself is worth it! All that being said, this is the story of one man and should not persuade anyone to change doing what they thrive at - unless that happens to be making said person unhappy. People need to come to their own conclusions and paths by the ups, downs and everything in between that comes their way when making a career choice.    From the beginning, especially as a young man, there was a lot to learn in this crazy world of health and fitness. I started a personal training venture named Everfit which was sold and morphed into one named Busy Bee Fitness Experts. Wondering about the name? How that eventually came about is kind of a mystery - it just seemed to work. Although, it does seem rather fitting given that we work with busy professionals that don't necessarily have the time to workout on their own. We’ve come to learn that staying motivated to working out can be such a difficult and measured task, no matter who you are or your fitness ability. Any trainer with any sense can show someone how to train but it takes more than that. It requires a certain type of personality and good taste. All that aside, Toronto has been developing condo buildings at a record pace to boot and the gyms being built inside of them are absolutely phenomenal. In-home services, undoubtedly, has become the way of the future.     Educate Yourself About The Clients It’s one thing to gain clients but it’s another thing to retain them. For the vast number of us, it takes a lot of work to develop into the person you want to be in all aspects, whether you realize it at the time or not. Working hard to develop your skills as a personal trainer for the right reasons and good things will follow. An even larger number of people have asked me in the past what I personally believe makes a high-quality fitness expert. I always tell say the same thing – someone that knows how to communicate well and get along well with others. “No one says it but the best quality trainers around are the ones that become best friends with their clients. Is this unprofessional? Perhaps, but it’s essential to this type of career. Now, that can also work against some people but if you know how to find a happy medium level of communication and professionalism then you’re on the right track to having a loyal following of clients. Becoming a true professional requires a lot of motivation and dedication to being good at multiple things. Don’t stick to one niche but develop your skillset. What makes a successful fitness coach? Well, having the right attitude and being professional at all times to start. Having the very best in communication is also part of the personal trainer Toronto mindset that works for generally everyone. Scott Everson, who is currently a practicing nutrition specialist on top of managing a personal training business says, “creating a comprehensive routine should be the primary aim for anyone looking to make positive changes and drop the negative lifestyle habits that impact health." = Working and flourishing with a skilled team with a great depth of experience and knowledge can be time consuming but a worthwhile asset for the present. "It's all about individual one-on-one approaches and involvement in that person’s life. We all need support and everyone wants to believe that someone is there to care and support them in their goals". That's a statement that no one would disagree with, however, it may not apply to all scenarios as can be evidenced by the contrary. Various levels of energizing coaches may provide the best support but is it always the right kind? It's hard to fully decipher how that would be any different from fundamental books in the field of working out. There definitely isn't an outright shortage of people with diabetes fitness needs, for instance. Many conditions out there can be cured through athletic training for the long run.    Have An End Goal How can a good coach that fosters a support system that is required for getting those gains? Do they begin by just randomly going to a gym? What’s kind of ironic is that people will search on Google. Surprisingly, that's probably the most trustworthy method of seeking help. It happens that being afraid of asking for help is probably the biggest detriment to people making any realistic changes. Most studies say so on the subject. Instead, they do it on their own and burnout almost immediately after they start, or worse yet get injured. Ever heard of the good old winter struggle? Of course, because you've likely been part of that majority that quits after the first month. It can be quite frustrating when you workout day and night and don't see results immediately. This is also frustrating for the personal trainers that are demanded of these things.   Busy Bee Fitness Experts provide a truly rewarding experience for their personal training. One must constantly learn and work objectively to feed ways to help people actualize their goals. We also get that strength training just isn't for everyone but don't waste the time of someone that is trying to make a living and means well. If in any doubt, look to yourself for the answers as they are within you and without you. For more information on getting started, contact an expert at info@busybeefitness.ca or visit our website for more details.   
    Nov 28, 2019 110
  • 19 Nov 2019
    To fight with the regular physical crisis, all of us should have a primary knowledge over the first aid treatment. Before meeting a doctor, it proves essential for the patient to get the first aid treatment.   Therefore, everyone has to take first aid courses Medway, before the circumstances become worse. The specialists consider it a benefiting decision to take precautionary measures for an injured or wounded person.   Importance of First Aid kit course    When we see any injured person or get any injuries, we must look for a doctor. But, the injured person might have a minimal lifetime to see a doctor. Or, the situations might be worsening if you wait for a doctor. In such circumstances, the first aid kit course might be a life savior method for that person. Besides, there are many importances to taking the first aid course.   Saving life   The first aid course works as a life savior treatment, while a person faces any major accident. TI decreases the recovery time of that person. Besides, the first aid treatment might prevent the short-time or long-time disability of the person.   Giving relief to the victim   The first aid treatment can't diminish the injury of the wounded person. But, it can provide instant relief to the person before going to a doctor.   Helpful in worse situations   There are no alternative antidotes for a person having a worse condition after a significant accident. First aid treatment is a considerable remedy for controlling the worse conditions.   Quick response   If a person takes the first aid treatment after getting injured, he might recover soon. After making the first aid treatment, the doctor's surgery shows a quick response over the injury. Consequently, the patient gets recovery from his pain very soon.   Ensures safety   After cutting or scratching on the skin, the bacteria attack quickly over the wounded place. As a result, the injury becomes worse and takes a long time to recover. Sometimes, it goes to severe, severe disease. So, a person must take the first aid kit as a primary treatment to lessen the injury.   Therefore, it is mandatory to receive the knowledge of the first aid courses Medway to prevent the worse situation. Without the proper knowledge, we can't give correct treatment on accurate time.  
    223 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • To fight with the regular physical crisis, all of us should have a primary knowledge over the first aid treatment. Before meeting a doctor, it proves essential for the patient to get the first aid treatment.   Therefore, everyone has to take first aid courses Medway, before the circumstances become worse. The specialists consider it a benefiting decision to take precautionary measures for an injured or wounded person.   Importance of First Aid kit course    When we see any injured person or get any injuries, we must look for a doctor. But, the injured person might have a minimal lifetime to see a doctor. Or, the situations might be worsening if you wait for a doctor. In such circumstances, the first aid kit course might be a life savior method for that person. Besides, there are many importances to taking the first aid course.   Saving life   The first aid course works as a life savior treatment, while a person faces any major accident. TI decreases the recovery time of that person. Besides, the first aid treatment might prevent the short-time or long-time disability of the person.   Giving relief to the victim   The first aid treatment can't diminish the injury of the wounded person. But, it can provide instant relief to the person before going to a doctor.   Helpful in worse situations   There are no alternative antidotes for a person having a worse condition after a significant accident. First aid treatment is a considerable remedy for controlling the worse conditions.   Quick response   If a person takes the first aid treatment after getting injured, he might recover soon. After making the first aid treatment, the doctor's surgery shows a quick response over the injury. Consequently, the patient gets recovery from his pain very soon.   Ensures safety   After cutting or scratching on the skin, the bacteria attack quickly over the wounded place. As a result, the injury becomes worse and takes a long time to recover. Sometimes, it goes to severe, severe disease. So, a person must take the first aid kit as a primary treatment to lessen the injury.   Therefore, it is mandatory to receive the knowledge of the first aid courses Medway to prevent the worse situation. Without the proper knowledge, we can't give correct treatment on accurate time.  
    Nov 19, 2019 223
  • 05 Nov 2019
    Neck pain can be a sign of something serious and this is why if you suffer from severe neck pain time to consider for Chiropractors help. The chiropractors are trained to treat neck pain and are also qualified ones. Simply by searching for Chiropractor Near Me you will find many qualified chiropractors around you who can perform chiropractic neck adjustment and help in treating your neck pain. The chiropractic neck adjustment is also called cervical manipulation and the qualified chiropractors perform it in treating the neck pain of their patients. With the neck adjustment the neck pain can be relieved effectively and one can notice an improve ability to turn or tilt head with great reduction in pain and stiffness of the neck.   Neck Exercises For Neck Pain Relief If you want your neck to stop hurting then there are some useful neck exercises to try out and get fast relief from neck pain. You may perform simple neck stretching exercises such as forward and backward tilt and holding your chin toward your shoulder for 10 to 15 seconds and then tilting in another position.   Stretching Sometimes sleeping in an unsuitable position or posture problems also causes neck pain and in this cases the neck exercises helps a lot in relieving from the neck pain. Apart from the neck exercises, you can also try simple stretches to loosen up your muscles and this also helps in alleviating the neck pain and avoiding stiff necks.   Applying Heat Or Cold Press Studies show that applying heat or cold press is useful in loosening the muscles and improving the stiffness of the neck. However, there are things to know about before applying heat or cold press to get neck pain relief. It is usually recommended to apply a cold press first and then heat press. It is because heat presses sometimes causes the muscles to tighten and this is why after applying a cold press it is better to go for heat pads.   Neck Pain Relief Ointments And Creams Currently there are many effective neck pain relief creams and ointments which work great in fast relief from pain and muscle stiffness. The neck pain relief sprays are a great choice at times of busy schedules and when you require fast pain relief. However, before purchasing and using pain relief creams and ointments it is important to check for the ingredients and quality and also the age group for which it is suitable.
    176 Posted by john wayne
  • Neck pain can be a sign of something serious and this is why if you suffer from severe neck pain time to consider for Chiropractors help. The chiropractors are trained to treat neck pain and are also qualified ones. Simply by searching for Chiropractor Near Me you will find many qualified chiropractors around you who can perform chiropractic neck adjustment and help in treating your neck pain. The chiropractic neck adjustment is also called cervical manipulation and the qualified chiropractors perform it in treating the neck pain of their patients. With the neck adjustment the neck pain can be relieved effectively and one can notice an improve ability to turn or tilt head with great reduction in pain and stiffness of the neck.   Neck Exercises For Neck Pain Relief If you want your neck to stop hurting then there are some useful neck exercises to try out and get fast relief from neck pain. You may perform simple neck stretching exercises such as forward and backward tilt and holding your chin toward your shoulder for 10 to 15 seconds and then tilting in another position.   Stretching Sometimes sleeping in an unsuitable position or posture problems also causes neck pain and in this cases the neck exercises helps a lot in relieving from the neck pain. Apart from the neck exercises, you can also try simple stretches to loosen up your muscles and this also helps in alleviating the neck pain and avoiding stiff necks.   Applying Heat Or Cold Press Studies show that applying heat or cold press is useful in loosening the muscles and improving the stiffness of the neck. However, there are things to know about before applying heat or cold press to get neck pain relief. It is usually recommended to apply a cold press first and then heat press. It is because heat presses sometimes causes the muscles to tighten and this is why after applying a cold press it is better to go for heat pads.   Neck Pain Relief Ointments And Creams Currently there are many effective neck pain relief creams and ointments which work great in fast relief from pain and muscle stiffness. The neck pain relief sprays are a great choice at times of busy schedules and when you require fast pain relief. However, before purchasing and using pain relief creams and ointments it is important to check for the ingredients and quality and also the age group for which it is suitable.
    Nov 05, 2019 176
  • 15 Sep 2019
    Most of us do some sort of sports or exercises and as a result having an injury to our ankles are quite common. But that shouldn’t prevent us from indulging ourselves in the sports that we like. That said, there are steps that we can take to prevent or minimize the chances of injuries to our ankles.   Step1-Ankle Circles   Sit down on a plain ground with your legs bent in front of you. Cross one leg over the other and do slow circles with the raised ankle. You should make sure that you circle your ankle clockwise and counterclockwise to get the optimum benefit.   Step2-Ankle Alphabet Just maintain the same position as the previous exercise and spell out the alphabet with your ankle. It works on the range of motion in your ankle.   Step3-Calf Raises   This exercise is meant to condition ankle to have more control your body shifts weight. To do this, you should stand with your feet about hip-width apart, put your weight onto your toes, and slowly lift your heels off the ground.  Have your ankle in a neutral position to stop them from rolling out   Step4-Shin Raises   It's similar to calf rising but in this case, you raise your toes instead of your heels off the ground. Maintain Firm control as you lift your toes up and down to prevent your ankles and toes from rolling in.   Single-Leg Balance   Through this exercise, you can not only strengthen your ankles but also the rest of your lower body. For this exercise what you need to do is to stand on your one foot, bend your standing knee slightly and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Your leg may shake but this is a sign that your muscle is working. Control your ankle to reduce the shaking. Summing up, the exercises above if followed in the right manner, will not only strengthen leg muscles but also prevent future injury to your ankles. However, if you do sustain an injury, you should consult with an Ankle Specialist London. They are better equipped to deal with your problems  
    310 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • Most of us do some sort of sports or exercises and as a result having an injury to our ankles are quite common. But that shouldn’t prevent us from indulging ourselves in the sports that we like. That said, there are steps that we can take to prevent or minimize the chances of injuries to our ankles.   Step1-Ankle Circles   Sit down on a plain ground with your legs bent in front of you. Cross one leg over the other and do slow circles with the raised ankle. You should make sure that you circle your ankle clockwise and counterclockwise to get the optimum benefit.   Step2-Ankle Alphabet Just maintain the same position as the previous exercise and spell out the alphabet with your ankle. It works on the range of motion in your ankle.   Step3-Calf Raises   This exercise is meant to condition ankle to have more control your body shifts weight. To do this, you should stand with your feet about hip-width apart, put your weight onto your toes, and slowly lift your heels off the ground.  Have your ankle in a neutral position to stop them from rolling out   Step4-Shin Raises   It's similar to calf rising but in this case, you raise your toes instead of your heels off the ground. Maintain Firm control as you lift your toes up and down to prevent your ankles and toes from rolling in.   Single-Leg Balance   Through this exercise, you can not only strengthen your ankles but also the rest of your lower body. For this exercise what you need to do is to stand on your one foot, bend your standing knee slightly and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Your leg may shake but this is a sign that your muscle is working. Control your ankle to reduce the shaking. Summing up, the exercises above if followed in the right manner, will not only strengthen leg muscles but also prevent future injury to your ankles. However, if you do sustain an injury, you should consult with an Ankle Specialist London. They are better equipped to deal with your problems  
    Sep 15, 2019 310
  • 15 Sep 2019
    CBD hemp oil is derived from the cannabis plant and surprisingly the hemp oil contains no psychoactive ingredients but comes with certain proven health benefits. This must be why, currently CBD oil is becoming more and more popular and people are reaping the newly found benefits of it. If you are yet wondering on what makes the hemp oil so special then you have landed yourself on the right page. In here, we have chalked down some of the best points of cbd oil hemp benefits for which it is gaining its popularity.   Reduces The Chance Of Spreading Cancer CBD oil is known to carry certain compounds which have promising anti-cancer properties to fight various types of cancer and reduce the chance of spreading it. Currently more and more exciting studies on the effectiveness of CBD oil in treating cancer-related problems is uncovering new pathways and is indeed a breakthrough among the conventional prescribed drugs.   Reduces Cholesterol Levels Hemp oil is great substitute oil for vegetarian diets because it contains high amount of essential omega fatty acids   which is found in non-vegetarian items. And, what more is that the CBD hemp oil also speeds up and accelerates metabolism by burning fats and this in turn also makes it great oil for diabetics. Rejuvenates Skin And Slows Down Aging Process CBD hemp oil is gaining its popularity in high-end spas in where expert therapists are incorporating it in skincare regimes.  The hemp oil contents some of the most essential natural oils which is vital for building skin’s protective barrier.   Where to Buy Genuine Products Which Comes With Authentic CBD Oil Hemp Benefits There are many available products featuring itself as ‘CBD hemp oil’ and often time it might get overwhelming on determining the authenticity of it. Moreover, with the sudden popularity of various food items and skin care products featuring the content of CBD hemp oil in it, one is left uncertain in finding the best product in terms of quality and taste. When determining the best CBD hemp oil product one must first identify personal need and then focus on the ingredient quality.   And, what more is that if you are looking for a CBD oil product for muscle pain relief or for other health concerns then it is best to consult with a doctor or CBD expert for determining the correct dosage and the right type of CBD hemp oil product to seek after.
    283 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • CBD hemp oil is derived from the cannabis plant and surprisingly the hemp oil contains no psychoactive ingredients but comes with certain proven health benefits. This must be why, currently CBD oil is becoming more and more popular and people are reaping the newly found benefits of it. If you are yet wondering on what makes the hemp oil so special then you have landed yourself on the right page. In here, we have chalked down some of the best points of cbd oil hemp benefits for which it is gaining its popularity.   Reduces The Chance Of Spreading Cancer CBD oil is known to carry certain compounds which have promising anti-cancer properties to fight various types of cancer and reduce the chance of spreading it. Currently more and more exciting studies on the effectiveness of CBD oil in treating cancer-related problems is uncovering new pathways and is indeed a breakthrough among the conventional prescribed drugs.   Reduces Cholesterol Levels Hemp oil is great substitute oil for vegetarian diets because it contains high amount of essential omega fatty acids   which is found in non-vegetarian items. And, what more is that the CBD hemp oil also speeds up and accelerates metabolism by burning fats and this in turn also makes it great oil for diabetics. Rejuvenates Skin And Slows Down Aging Process CBD hemp oil is gaining its popularity in high-end spas in where expert therapists are incorporating it in skincare regimes.  The hemp oil contents some of the most essential natural oils which is vital for building skin’s protective barrier.   Where to Buy Genuine Products Which Comes With Authentic CBD Oil Hemp Benefits There are many available products featuring itself as ‘CBD hemp oil’ and often time it might get overwhelming on determining the authenticity of it. Moreover, with the sudden popularity of various food items and skin care products featuring the content of CBD hemp oil in it, one is left uncertain in finding the best product in terms of quality and taste. When determining the best CBD hemp oil product one must first identify personal need and then focus on the ingredient quality.   And, what more is that if you are looking for a CBD oil product for muscle pain relief or for other health concerns then it is best to consult with a doctor or CBD expert for determining the correct dosage and the right type of CBD hemp oil product to seek after.
    Sep 15, 2019 283
  • 29 Aug 2019
    While during winter you might often tend to neglect your skin, summer is the season when you start noticing any small issues, such as dryness, lack of tan or irritations. Being prepared and looking your best when the temperatures start rising means focusing more on your skincare routine and knowing a few useful tips on the mater. You can improve the appearance of your skin in no time, as long as you take a few necessary steps. So what exactly are you recommended to do tho have healthy, vibrant and youthful skin? Here are some useful suggestions to look into, which could provide you with the appealing results you’re targeting:   Shorten your showers One of the things you can start with is taking shorter showers. Everybody loves to take a long, hot shower, but this can actually cause harm to your skin, contributing to its dryness. A five minute shower is usually recommended here. The water should also be lukewarm instead of hot. It might be a bit hard to get used to, but you will notice a difference once you make a habit out of it. After the shower, try to not rush into soaking all the water from your skin with a towel, let it partially dry on its own. Use a moisturizer daily The next key factor to improve the texture and appearance of your skin is to use a moisturizer on the daily. This will prevent you from dealing with fine lines on your face and will keep the skin vibrant on the rest of your body. When you are moisturizing after taking a shower, it’s preferably to pat the product instead of rubbing it, and to apply the moisturizer while the skin is still damp. What this will do is lock in the moisture and give you that glow you want. Choose spray tan to get a bit of colour If you haven’t been sunbathing in a while now, you might not feel comfortable wearing shorts or mini skirts because you aren’t exactly pleased with the colour of your skin. Having summer-ready skin means getting a bit of tan as well. However, resorting to sunbeds isn’t exactly a healthy option to consider, neither is actual sun exposure, so you shouldn’t be taking any risks just for cosmetic reasons. Luckily, nowadays, you have other alternatives that will make you look equally great, without coming with any potential risks. Spray tanning is an option many women resort to lately. It’s an easy way to get the colour you want and you won’t have to worry about sunburns, and other more serve problems that might come with sun exposure or sunbed tanning. However, keep in mind that you should choose the right spray tan option as well. Before booking this type of service do your research, find out what products they are using, and make sure you are getting the best for your money. Also, before you go for a spray tan session, prep your skin properly. You need to exfoliate and wax/shave prior to your appointment. Not taking the right steps before your spray tan could slightly affect the end results obtained. Replace your body wash Although you might already be using a moisturizer each time you get out of the shower, if your body wash isn’t exactly good, your skin might still get unnecessarily dry.  It’s not just about how short your showers are, but what you are using as well. Find a body wash with moisturizing properties, an emollient that will hydrate your skin while you are washing it and prep it for the actual moisturizer applied afterwards. Choose the right facial aesthetician Going for a professional facial from time to time is necessary, especially during summer when your complexion might seem more dull or irritated. However, just because you’ve booked an appointment at a salon somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll get the treatment you desire. It’s important to research your options carefully and find an aesthetician that knows how to do their job properly. This is even more relevant if you’ll be opting for extractions as well, and not just a hydrating or moisturizing process. Shave correctly If you usually prefer shaving as a hair removal technique, instead of waxing, you might often deal with stingy and aesthetically unpleasant razor burns. Your legs won’t look as perfect as you would want them if they are irritated and have razor burns all over. Replace your razer regularly – a sharper blade will allow you to shave more easily. Keep your shave strokes short, and also use lukewarm water when you’re doing this, instead of hot water. Close the pores using a cooling body spray when you’re done – it actually does make a difference. Wear sunscreen Last but not least, one major factor to remember here is to keep your skin protected against the sun. SPF should be your skin’s best friend during summer. Sunscreen will not only help you combat the risk of sunburns but will help you keep your skin youthful looking as well. You already know that skin exposed to too much sunlight, although tan, will age much faster than it should. Find a cream with SPF, and also check if your foundation has sunscreen in it. The products you use here should include 30 SPF and above for maximum protection. Over time, doing so will keep your skin supple and beautiful. Healthy, glowy is something every woman wants. There are a few things you need to pay attention to if you want to always look impeccable when a bit more skin is showing. For summer-ready skin, each one of the tips mentioned above is equally important to follow.  From taking shorter showers and using a better body wash to choosing spray tan instead of sunbathing, all of these recommendations will help you get and maintain the lovely glow you are seeking. Your skin can be beautiful and healthy, as long as you take care of it properly, and as you can see, it’s not as difficult as you might have assumed.
    312 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • While during winter you might often tend to neglect your skin, summer is the season when you start noticing any small issues, such as dryness, lack of tan or irritations. Being prepared and looking your best when the temperatures start rising means focusing more on your skincare routine and knowing a few useful tips on the mater. You can improve the appearance of your skin in no time, as long as you take a few necessary steps. So what exactly are you recommended to do tho have healthy, vibrant and youthful skin? Here are some useful suggestions to look into, which could provide you with the appealing results you’re targeting:   Shorten your showers One of the things you can start with is taking shorter showers. Everybody loves to take a long, hot shower, but this can actually cause harm to your skin, contributing to its dryness. A five minute shower is usually recommended here. The water should also be lukewarm instead of hot. It might be a bit hard to get used to, but you will notice a difference once you make a habit out of it. After the shower, try to not rush into soaking all the water from your skin with a towel, let it partially dry on its own. Use a moisturizer daily The next key factor to improve the texture and appearance of your skin is to use a moisturizer on the daily. This will prevent you from dealing with fine lines on your face and will keep the skin vibrant on the rest of your body. When you are moisturizing after taking a shower, it’s preferably to pat the product instead of rubbing it, and to apply the moisturizer while the skin is still damp. What this will do is lock in the moisture and give you that glow you want. Choose spray tan to get a bit of colour If you haven’t been sunbathing in a while now, you might not feel comfortable wearing shorts or mini skirts because you aren’t exactly pleased with the colour of your skin. Having summer-ready skin means getting a bit of tan as well. However, resorting to sunbeds isn’t exactly a healthy option to consider, neither is actual sun exposure, so you shouldn’t be taking any risks just for cosmetic reasons. Luckily, nowadays, you have other alternatives that will make you look equally great, without coming with any potential risks. Spray tanning is an option many women resort to lately. It’s an easy way to get the colour you want and you won’t have to worry about sunburns, and other more serve problems that might come with sun exposure or sunbed tanning. However, keep in mind that you should choose the right spray tan option as well. Before booking this type of service do your research, find out what products they are using, and make sure you are getting the best for your money. Also, before you go for a spray tan session, prep your skin properly. You need to exfoliate and wax/shave prior to your appointment. Not taking the right steps before your spray tan could slightly affect the end results obtained. Replace your body wash Although you might already be using a moisturizer each time you get out of the shower, if your body wash isn’t exactly good, your skin might still get unnecessarily dry.  It’s not just about how short your showers are, but what you are using as well. Find a body wash with moisturizing properties, an emollient that will hydrate your skin while you are washing it and prep it for the actual moisturizer applied afterwards. Choose the right facial aesthetician Going for a professional facial from time to time is necessary, especially during summer when your complexion might seem more dull or irritated. However, just because you’ve booked an appointment at a salon somewhere doesn’t mean you’ll get the treatment you desire. It’s important to research your options carefully and find an aesthetician that knows how to do their job properly. This is even more relevant if you’ll be opting for extractions as well, and not just a hydrating or moisturizing process. Shave correctly If you usually prefer shaving as a hair removal technique, instead of waxing, you might often deal with stingy and aesthetically unpleasant razor burns. Your legs won’t look as perfect as you would want them if they are irritated and have razor burns all over. Replace your razer regularly – a sharper blade will allow you to shave more easily. Keep your shave strokes short, and also use lukewarm water when you’re doing this, instead of hot water. Close the pores using a cooling body spray when you’re done – it actually does make a difference. Wear sunscreen Last but not least, one major factor to remember here is to keep your skin protected against the sun. SPF should be your skin’s best friend during summer. Sunscreen will not only help you combat the risk of sunburns but will help you keep your skin youthful looking as well. You already know that skin exposed to too much sunlight, although tan, will age much faster than it should. Find a cream with SPF, and also check if your foundation has sunscreen in it. The products you use here should include 30 SPF and above for maximum protection. Over time, doing so will keep your skin supple and beautiful. Healthy, glowy is something every woman wants. There are a few things you need to pay attention to if you want to always look impeccable when a bit more skin is showing. For summer-ready skin, each one of the tips mentioned above is equally important to follow.  From taking shorter showers and using a better body wash to choosing spray tan instead of sunbathing, all of these recommendations will help you get and maintain the lovely glow you are seeking. Your skin can be beautiful and healthy, as long as you take care of it properly, and as you can see, it’s not as difficult as you might have assumed.
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  • 29 Aug 2019
    Bad foot health can cause problems in the entire body, which is why looking after your feet is essential. Many things can be done to keep the feet healthy and prevent problems. There is nothing more important than preventative foot care. Keep on reading to learn how to care for your feet and keep them in tip-top condition. With a little bit of time and effort, you can give your feet a fabulous makeover.   Avoid sharing footwear It is tempting to share shoes with your partner, friend, child or anyone else in the family. Tempting as it may be, do not do it. Footwear is a thriving ground for different germs and microbes. You can get fungal infections just by wearing other people’s shoes. The point is that it is not safe to share shoes. Do not wear another person’s sandals or flip-flops. You can get athlete’s foot or, worse, a virus that causes acne-like whiteheads. To keep your feet healthy, always wear your own shoes. Shoes are not sharable. A pair of sneakers or boots undergo a change after a period of use. This means that they change in response to the shape of the feet. If you wear someone else’s shoes, you will not feel comfortable. This is because the footwear has adapted to suit a specific pair of feet and it might not meet your needs. As you can see, there are disadvantages in terms of comfort. Do not borrow or lend shoes.   Maintain a healthy weight Think about shedding a few pounds. Obesity can have a negative effect on foot health. The extra weight that is placed on the feet makes it more difficult to stand or move around. Not only is there physical stress on the skin and bones, but also the extra weight can change foot structure and function. If you do not have a healthy weight, you risk developing arthritis and suffer from pain. Losing weight will result in a slimmer you and happy feet. You do not have to be obese to experience problems. Even people who have just a couple of extra pounds can experience a change in posture. What happens is that the knees come closer and move the body weight to the insides of the feet. To maintain a healthy weight, you have to eat a high-protein breakfast, drink lots and lots of water, chew your food slowly, and stay away from fast-food. It is recommended to lose weight slowly. This way, you can keep the pounds off forever. Wear wider fit shoes The style of footwear plays an important role in your overall health. If you wear ill-fitting shoes, you are bound to deal with corns, calluses, and, most importantly, pain. Shoes like this weaken the feet, ankles, knees, not to mention your back. Wear wide fit shoes. The pair will last a lifetime and will give your feet the necessary space to breathe. You can find the perfect fit, whether you are looking for wider fitting sandals or boots in the latest styles. Sizing discrepancies exist between different brands, but you can order a pair of shoes that are just right for your feet. It is important to understand that each person is unique and so are you. You must buy shoes that are extremely wide and deep. Footwear of this kind will boost your comfort and help you look stylish. In case you did not know, wide fitting shoes are available in all styles and colours. There are so many options to choose from that you will not know what to take home. Make sure that you need wide fit shoes. If you have recurring blisters or cannot get rid of bunions, you may need special footwear. Wash your feet every day You wash your feet as often as you can. However, is it enough? According to health professionals, it is necessary to wash our feet every day. Why? Because they sweat more than other parts of the body and can harbour odour-causing bacteria. There are so many microorganisms living on the feet that it is impossible to say which ones cause the stench. Wash your feet on a daily basis and prevent bacteria build-up. Clean all the areas of the feet, in particular, the underside of the toes and between them. It is recommended to use mild soap. It is great if you have sensitive skin. What is more, mild soap softens the skin and does not take away is natural nutrients. Even if your feet do not look dirty, you should still wash them. If you keep your feet clean, you can prevent staph infections, athlete’s foot, and plantar warts. Make sure that a day does not go by without washing your feet. Never walk barefoot If you are like everyone else, you like going barefoot every once in a while. You like to feel the earth under your feet. You might want to be careful walking barefoot because the reward is not always worth the risk. You might injure yourself or contract a bacterial disease. You should never remove your shoes. Wear proper-fitting shoes and try to alternate between different pairs of shoes. Think twice about walking barefoot. It is not a good idea to let your feet be free. If you want to practice walking barefoot, use pillows. You will have better control of your foot position and get relief from ill-fitting shoes. Do this exercise in your home. If you must. Start slow and practice walking on safe surfaces. In the end, make sure to examine your feet for injuries. Some activities can put a strain on the feet, which leads to injury. Anyway, you will want to ensure that everything is okay. To sum up, think about your feet and take good care of them. Proper foot care can increase your quality of life, make you more productive, and increase your ability to be self-sufficient. Protect your feet and your health. Making small changes in your life will really make a difference.  
    305 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Bad foot health can cause problems in the entire body, which is why looking after your feet is essential. Many things can be done to keep the feet healthy and prevent problems. There is nothing more important than preventative foot care. Keep on reading to learn how to care for your feet and keep them in tip-top condition. With a little bit of time and effort, you can give your feet a fabulous makeover.   Avoid sharing footwear It is tempting to share shoes with your partner, friend, child or anyone else in the family. Tempting as it may be, do not do it. Footwear is a thriving ground for different germs and microbes. You can get fungal infections just by wearing other people’s shoes. The point is that it is not safe to share shoes. Do not wear another person’s sandals or flip-flops. You can get athlete’s foot or, worse, a virus that causes acne-like whiteheads. To keep your feet healthy, always wear your own shoes. Shoes are not sharable. A pair of sneakers or boots undergo a change after a period of use. This means that they change in response to the shape of the feet. If you wear someone else’s shoes, you will not feel comfortable. This is because the footwear has adapted to suit a specific pair of feet and it might not meet your needs. As you can see, there are disadvantages in terms of comfort. Do not borrow or lend shoes.   Maintain a healthy weight Think about shedding a few pounds. Obesity can have a negative effect on foot health. The extra weight that is placed on the feet makes it more difficult to stand or move around. Not only is there physical stress on the skin and bones, but also the extra weight can change foot structure and function. If you do not have a healthy weight, you risk developing arthritis and suffer from pain. Losing weight will result in a slimmer you and happy feet. You do not have to be obese to experience problems. Even people who have just a couple of extra pounds can experience a change in posture. What happens is that the knees come closer and move the body weight to the insides of the feet. To maintain a healthy weight, you have to eat a high-protein breakfast, drink lots and lots of water, chew your food slowly, and stay away from fast-food. It is recommended to lose weight slowly. This way, you can keep the pounds off forever. Wear wider fit shoes The style of footwear plays an important role in your overall health. If you wear ill-fitting shoes, you are bound to deal with corns, calluses, and, most importantly, pain. Shoes like this weaken the feet, ankles, knees, not to mention your back. Wear wide fit shoes. The pair will last a lifetime and will give your feet the necessary space to breathe. You can find the perfect fit, whether you are looking for wider fitting sandals or boots in the latest styles. Sizing discrepancies exist between different brands, but you can order a pair of shoes that are just right for your feet. It is important to understand that each person is unique and so are you. You must buy shoes that are extremely wide and deep. Footwear of this kind will boost your comfort and help you look stylish. In case you did not know, wide fitting shoes are available in all styles and colours. There are so many options to choose from that you will not know what to take home. Make sure that you need wide fit shoes. If you have recurring blisters or cannot get rid of bunions, you may need special footwear. Wash your feet every day You wash your feet as often as you can. However, is it enough? According to health professionals, it is necessary to wash our feet every day. Why? Because they sweat more than other parts of the body and can harbour odour-causing bacteria. There are so many microorganisms living on the feet that it is impossible to say which ones cause the stench. Wash your feet on a daily basis and prevent bacteria build-up. Clean all the areas of the feet, in particular, the underside of the toes and between them. It is recommended to use mild soap. It is great if you have sensitive skin. What is more, mild soap softens the skin and does not take away is natural nutrients. Even if your feet do not look dirty, you should still wash them. If you keep your feet clean, you can prevent staph infections, athlete’s foot, and plantar warts. Make sure that a day does not go by without washing your feet. Never walk barefoot If you are like everyone else, you like going barefoot every once in a while. You like to feel the earth under your feet. You might want to be careful walking barefoot because the reward is not always worth the risk. You might injure yourself or contract a bacterial disease. You should never remove your shoes. Wear proper-fitting shoes and try to alternate between different pairs of shoes. Think twice about walking barefoot. It is not a good idea to let your feet be free. If you want to practice walking barefoot, use pillows. You will have better control of your foot position and get relief from ill-fitting shoes. Do this exercise in your home. If you must. Start slow and practice walking on safe surfaces. In the end, make sure to examine your feet for injuries. Some activities can put a strain on the feet, which leads to injury. Anyway, you will want to ensure that everything is okay. To sum up, think about your feet and take good care of them. Proper foot care can increase your quality of life, make you more productive, and increase your ability to be self-sufficient. Protect your feet and your health. Making small changes in your life will really make a difference.  
    Aug 29, 2019 305
  • 26 Aug 2019
    Since the widespread acceptance of cosmetic surgery, we have compiled the list of best cities to undergo this procedure. So just in case you are interested in getting a nip and tuck here and there, here are the cities to go to.  1.  Orlando, Florida Miami is not the only city in Florida that has the best plastic surgeons. Orlando is also making a name for itself in the field of plastic surgery. Oppenheimer Plastic Surgery is one clinic whose works speak volumes. Not only are patients treated with the utmost care, but they are treated with love. Dr. Oppenheimer does not claim to be the best plastic surgeon Orlando has seen; instead, he wants to be known as the kindest in the field.  2.  New York Being the center of innovation and technology, it is no wonder that New York is included in this list. According to statistics, this city has over 600 surgeons ready to be of service and has 9 hospitals where these kinds of procedures can be done.   3.  Los Angeles, California Being the heart of beauty and the city of Hollywood, Los Angeles also ranks high in the best cities to go to for your cosmetic surgery needs. However, if you want to get Los Angeles doctors, you must be ready with the cost as procedures done here are costly.
    391 Posted by Rana Tarakji
  • Since the widespread acceptance of cosmetic surgery, we have compiled the list of best cities to undergo this procedure. So just in case you are interested in getting a nip and tuck here and there, here are the cities to go to.  1.  Orlando, Florida Miami is not the only city in Florida that has the best plastic surgeons. Orlando is also making a name for itself in the field of plastic surgery. Oppenheimer Plastic Surgery is one clinic whose works speak volumes. Not only are patients treated with the utmost care, but they are treated with love. Dr. Oppenheimer does not claim to be the best plastic surgeon Orlando has seen; instead, he wants to be known as the kindest in the field.  2.  New York Being the center of innovation and technology, it is no wonder that New York is included in this list. According to statistics, this city has over 600 surgeons ready to be of service and has 9 hospitals where these kinds of procedures can be done.   3.  Los Angeles, California Being the heart of beauty and the city of Hollywood, Los Angeles also ranks high in the best cities to go to for your cosmetic surgery needs. However, if you want to get Los Angeles doctors, you must be ready with the cost as procedures done here are costly.
    Aug 26, 2019 391
  • 21 Aug 2019
    History has illustrated that the ancient people have been using cannabis to treat a host of ailments from as far back as 2900 B.C. One of the main components of cannabis is CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a ‘cannabinoid’ which is the term for one of the 108 chemical components of cannabis. CBD can be derived from either industrial hemp or marijuana, both of which are varieties of the cannabis plant.   In 1940, an American organic chemist named Roger Adams was able to isolate the CBD compound but he failed to describe what it was. Not until 1960 was an Israeli organic chemist named Raphael Mechoulam able to successfully separate and define the chemical structure of CBD. It was then determined that CBD has none of the psychoactive components of cannabis.   This started the battle to legalize CBD. By the 1950s, CBD was illegal in all 50 states because it was derived from the cannabis plant which was outlawed. When CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, it is diluted with either coconut oil or hemp seed oil to create CBD oil.   Recently, a barrage of CBD products has been introduced into the market and enjoyed extensive media and internet coverage. These include creams, capsules, tinctures, patches, CBD oil, food supplements and drink. CBD products are now being sold in pharmaceuticals, grocery stores, gyms, and medical dispensaries around the country. Before, they can only be obtained through online suppliers who were definitely not licensed to distribute them.    That is until the US Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill in December which included provisions for the legalization of industrial hemp. The removal of hemp from the controlled substances list meant that CBD extracted from industrial hemp also became legal. The Farm Bill is passed every 5 years and proposed legislation cover national policies for agriculture, nutrition, forestry and conservation.   Under federal law, CBD can now be legally dispensed. However, it is still subject to FDA regulations when its sale is accompanied by therapeutic claims. It is also subject under the rules of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. CBD from the marijuana plant remains restricted by the DEA because of its alleged potential for abuse. This makes access to the compound difficult for scientists who want to study more of CBD’s effects.   So what makes CBD so popular and controversial? CBD has beneficial effects such as calmness, relief and relaxation similar to other cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, unlike THC which is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD does not have the mind-altering effects normally associated with cannabis use. This characteristic makes CBD a more desirable option for people who want to reap the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids without experiencing the accompanying ‘high’.   CBD’s effectiveness for a variety of ailments has long been widely-touted. Some of the popular uses for CBD that are supported by promising research findings include reduction of depression and anxiety, relief from chronic pain, management of insomnia, and treatment of acne and other skin problems.   However, CBD’s strongest scientifically-backed evidence by far is its positive effects in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. In particular, those that cannot be controlled by anti-seizure medications such as the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome. The internet has numerous videos of the amazing therapeutic benefits of CBD on pediatric patients. In fact, clinical trials revealed that CBD was able to successfully minimize the monthly frequency of seizures in children by as much as 44% and, in some cases, completely stop them.   As expected, certain side effects like diarrhea, poor appetite, drowsiness, and vomiting occurred among the subjects. However, they were all manageable and the data gathered was so strong that, on June 2018, the results gave rise to the release of Epidiolex, the first ever FDA-approved medicine for the treatment of these conditions. Epidiolex is an oral solution that contains purified CBD.   After decades of a legal battle for the approval of CBD, it has now been legalized in all 50 US states. Every day, more and more breakthroughs are being discovered and studies are underway to determine CBD’s beneficial effects. These include the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and behavioral disorders like schizophrenia.   In addition, projections for the CBD market in the US are expected to reach $20 billion by the year 2020. At present, CBD and its products are still prohibited in many countries around the world, but with the influx of new discoveries about its therapeutic benefits, this practice may just be reversed.
    384 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • History has illustrated that the ancient people have been using cannabis to treat a host of ailments from as far back as 2900 B.C. One of the main components of cannabis is CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a ‘cannabinoid’ which is the term for one of the 108 chemical components of cannabis. CBD can be derived from either industrial hemp or marijuana, both of which are varieties of the cannabis plant.   In 1940, an American organic chemist named Roger Adams was able to isolate the CBD compound but he failed to describe what it was. Not until 1960 was an Israeli organic chemist named Raphael Mechoulam able to successfully separate and define the chemical structure of CBD. It was then determined that CBD has none of the psychoactive components of cannabis.   This started the battle to legalize CBD. By the 1950s, CBD was illegal in all 50 states because it was derived from the cannabis plant which was outlawed. When CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, it is diluted with either coconut oil or hemp seed oil to create CBD oil.   Recently, a barrage of CBD products has been introduced into the market and enjoyed extensive media and internet coverage. These include creams, capsules, tinctures, patches, CBD oil, food supplements and drink. CBD products are now being sold in pharmaceuticals, grocery stores, gyms, and medical dispensaries around the country. Before, they can only be obtained through online suppliers who were definitely not licensed to distribute them.    That is until the US Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill in December which included provisions for the legalization of industrial hemp. The removal of hemp from the controlled substances list meant that CBD extracted from industrial hemp also became legal. The Farm Bill is passed every 5 years and proposed legislation cover national policies for agriculture, nutrition, forestry and conservation.   Under federal law, CBD can now be legally dispensed. However, it is still subject to FDA regulations when its sale is accompanied by therapeutic claims. It is also subject under the rules of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. CBD from the marijuana plant remains restricted by the DEA because of its alleged potential for abuse. This makes access to the compound difficult for scientists who want to study more of CBD’s effects.   So what makes CBD so popular and controversial? CBD has beneficial effects such as calmness, relief and relaxation similar to other cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, unlike THC which is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD does not have the mind-altering effects normally associated with cannabis use. This characteristic makes CBD a more desirable option for people who want to reap the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids without experiencing the accompanying ‘high’.   CBD’s effectiveness for a variety of ailments has long been widely-touted. Some of the popular uses for CBD that are supported by promising research findings include reduction of depression and anxiety, relief from chronic pain, management of insomnia, and treatment of acne and other skin problems.   However, CBD’s strongest scientifically-backed evidence by far is its positive effects in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. In particular, those that cannot be controlled by anti-seizure medications such as the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome. The internet has numerous videos of the amazing therapeutic benefits of CBD on pediatric patients. In fact, clinical trials revealed that CBD was able to successfully minimize the monthly frequency of seizures in children by as much as 44% and, in some cases, completely stop them.   As expected, certain side effects like diarrhea, poor appetite, drowsiness, and vomiting occurred among the subjects. However, they were all manageable and the data gathered was so strong that, on June 2018, the results gave rise to the release of Epidiolex, the first ever FDA-approved medicine for the treatment of these conditions. Epidiolex is an oral solution that contains purified CBD.   After decades of a legal battle for the approval of CBD, it has now been legalized in all 50 US states. Every day, more and more breakthroughs are being discovered and studies are underway to determine CBD’s beneficial effects. These include the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and behavioral disorders like schizophrenia.   In addition, projections for the CBD market in the US are expected to reach $20 billion by the year 2020. At present, CBD and its products are still prohibited in many countries around the world, but with the influx of new discoveries about its therapeutic benefits, this practice may just be reversed.
    Aug 21, 2019 384
  • 15 Aug 2019
    A live-in carer must undertake many different tasks as part of their job and one of these is helping to take care of an elderly patient’s pets. If you are thinking about homecare or live-in carer as a career it may surprise you to learn that one of your jobs will be to look after your patient’s pet. If you are a pet owner yourself or a keen animal lover then this won’t be too onerous a task but if you’ve never had to take care of an animal before what can you expect? You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk) but in the meantime here are a few pointers.   Pets can be family members too Whether a budgie, fish, cat or dog, a pet is often a much loved and cherished part of the family and may have been with the family, or the person you are caring for, a long time. As such they deserve to be cared for with the same dedication that the owner would show as the presence of a loved and familiar pet can be of enormous comfort to its owner especially when everything appears to be changing in their life – such as their care.   The benefits that the companionship of an animal brings to elderly people in general is well documented and there are numerous care institutions which now allow visiting animals, often dogs but sometimes other creatures, to be brought into homes where older people can enjoy their company for a while. The sight of a dog snoozing at the feet of an elderly resident aids relaxation and calmness and can really help improve the quality of life of a person.   Owning a pet can be particularly beneficial for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The familiarity of a feeding, grooming or walking routine can help to calm agitated minds and combat loneliness and depression. A friendly animal can also help a distressed person to engage in cases where they are unable to do so around people.   Get extra help where needed Most pets are exactly like humans in that they thrive on a regular routine, appropriate exercise and companionship. When you start to care for an elderly person make a good start by making friends with their pet wherever possible and ask about feeding, cleaning and exercise schedules. Any veterinary medications that are needed should be noted and administered correctly. Where a dog is involved it will need daily walks to maintain good health so walking time should be factored into your daily routine.   Sometimes though, with the best will in the world it can be difficult to give adequate time and attention to a pet if your elderly patient is especially demanding or has complex needs. In these cases you should reach out to others who can help, perhaps the patient’s family or friends. Or enquire in the local area about respite or temporary pet sitting or dog walking services; many pet sitters care for all different animals.
    308 Posted by Anna Preston
  • A live-in carer must undertake many different tasks as part of their job and one of these is helping to take care of an elderly patient’s pets. If you are thinking about homecare or live-in carer as a career it may surprise you to learn that one of your jobs will be to look after your patient’s pet. If you are a pet owner yourself or a keen animal lover then this won’t be too onerous a task but if you’ve never had to take care of an animal before what can you expect? You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk) but in the meantime here are a few pointers.   Pets can be family members too Whether a budgie, fish, cat or dog, a pet is often a much loved and cherished part of the family and may have been with the family, or the person you are caring for, a long time. As such they deserve to be cared for with the same dedication that the owner would show as the presence of a loved and familiar pet can be of enormous comfort to its owner especially when everything appears to be changing in their life – such as their care.   The benefits that the companionship of an animal brings to elderly people in general is well documented and there are numerous care institutions which now allow visiting animals, often dogs but sometimes other creatures, to be brought into homes where older people can enjoy their company for a while. The sight of a dog snoozing at the feet of an elderly resident aids relaxation and calmness and can really help improve the quality of life of a person.   Owning a pet can be particularly beneficial for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The familiarity of a feeding, grooming or walking routine can help to calm agitated minds and combat loneliness and depression. A friendly animal can also help a distressed person to engage in cases where they are unable to do so around people.   Get extra help where needed Most pets are exactly like humans in that they thrive on a regular routine, appropriate exercise and companionship. When you start to care for an elderly person make a good start by making friends with their pet wherever possible and ask about feeding, cleaning and exercise schedules. Any veterinary medications that are needed should be noted and administered correctly. Where a dog is involved it will need daily walks to maintain good health so walking time should be factored into your daily routine.   Sometimes though, with the best will in the world it can be difficult to give adequate time and attention to a pet if your elderly patient is especially demanding or has complex needs. In these cases you should reach out to others who can help, perhaps the patient’s family or friends. Or enquire in the local area about respite or temporary pet sitting or dog walking services; many pet sitters care for all different animals.
    Aug 15, 2019 308
  • 15 Aug 2019
    Dementia patients are prone to confusion and anxiety but by understanding their needs they can be made to feel more safe and secure.   Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a life-changing decline in mental ability. Alzheimer’s is the most common form – affecting 60-80% of patients, with Vascular Dementia, often caused by a stroke, the next most common variety.   Research by the Live In Care Hub shows that dementia is the most feared illness with 34% saying they fear suffering it in later life. The research, published in the “No Place Like Home” report, also revealed that 52% of people are happier to talk about the condition than they were 10 years ago.   The increased awareness and willingness to discuss dementia is good news for dementia sufferers as it encourages those caring for them to learn about their needs and provide a secure, safe and familiar environment.   Core Symptoms To be considered dementia, at least two of the following areas must be affected: Memory Communication and language Ability to focus and pay attention Reasoning and judgement Visual perception   Many patients become agitated and scared when difficulty remembering impacts on their daily life. For example, forgetting which drawer the spoons are in or walking into the bedroom instead of the bathroom. If their language skills are diminishing, they may have difficulty in making themselves understood and may find it hard to listen to and follow instructions if their attention span dwindles. Another area where those with dementia can struggle is with mobility, even around familiar areas, as problems with visual perception can make rugs look like holes and thresholds look like steps.   Familiar Surroundings Memory is strengthened by repetition so it is important to keep changes to the home environment to a minimum. It can help to label doors, drawers and cupboards with the contents to help the patient locate items with the minimum of fuss. It is for this reason that many dementia patients decline if they need to move to a care home – learning new surroundings and routines simply confuses their damaged brain and they find it hard to adapt. In so many ways they are better being cared for with in-home care or live-in care at home.   Careful alterations can support independence One change that is useful to make is to remove rugs and mats – even ones taped to the floor. As mentioned above, these can be seen as holes or steps and turn into trip hazards, thus increasing the risk of falls. Good lighting helps so ensure that curtains are opened and lights fitted with bright enough bulbs. Carpets are usually a better choice as the noise of walking across a hard floor can be disorientating to sufferers, and should contrast with the walls so the edges are clear.   Remembering who’s who It can be difficult for those with dementia to keep track of new faces. If in home care is required then the same carers should be requested so that the patient recognises them. Labelled photographs, together with times when the carer will be present, can be helpful. If the sufferer has live in carers then placing a photograph of the current carer in a prominent position will help avoid anxiety.              
    318 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Dementia patients are prone to confusion and anxiety but by understanding their needs they can be made to feel more safe and secure.   Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a life-changing decline in mental ability. Alzheimer’s is the most common form – affecting 60-80% of patients, with Vascular Dementia, often caused by a stroke, the next most common variety.   Research by the Live In Care Hub shows that dementia is the most feared illness with 34% saying they fear suffering it in later life. The research, published in the “No Place Like Home” report, also revealed that 52% of people are happier to talk about the condition than they were 10 years ago.   The increased awareness and willingness to discuss dementia is good news for dementia sufferers as it encourages those caring for them to learn about their needs and provide a secure, safe and familiar environment.   Core Symptoms To be considered dementia, at least two of the following areas must be affected: Memory Communication and language Ability to focus and pay attention Reasoning and judgement Visual perception   Many patients become agitated and scared when difficulty remembering impacts on their daily life. For example, forgetting which drawer the spoons are in or walking into the bedroom instead of the bathroom. If their language skills are diminishing, they may have difficulty in making themselves understood and may find it hard to listen to and follow instructions if their attention span dwindles. Another area where those with dementia can struggle is with mobility, even around familiar areas, as problems with visual perception can make rugs look like holes and thresholds look like steps.   Familiar Surroundings Memory is strengthened by repetition so it is important to keep changes to the home environment to a minimum. It can help to label doors, drawers and cupboards with the contents to help the patient locate items with the minimum of fuss. It is for this reason that many dementia patients decline if they need to move to a care home – learning new surroundings and routines simply confuses their damaged brain and they find it hard to adapt. In so many ways they are better being cared for with in-home care or live-in care at home.   Careful alterations can support independence One change that is useful to make is to remove rugs and mats – even ones taped to the floor. As mentioned above, these can be seen as holes or steps and turn into trip hazards, thus increasing the risk of falls. Good lighting helps so ensure that curtains are opened and lights fitted with bright enough bulbs. Carpets are usually a better choice as the noise of walking across a hard floor can be disorientating to sufferers, and should contrast with the walls so the edges are clear.   Remembering who’s who It can be difficult for those with dementia to keep track of new faces. If in home care is required then the same carers should be requested so that the patient recognises them. Labelled photographs, together with times when the carer will be present, can be helpful. If the sufferer has live in carers then placing a photograph of the current carer in a prominent position will help avoid anxiety.              
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  • 15 Aug 2019
    It’s said that the joy of reading never leaves you. Getting stuck into a good book or favourite magazine is a wonderful way to pass the time whatever your age.   The joy of becoming totally immersed in a good read is something which often has its roots in childhood and most keen readers will tell you that reading is something which is invaluable as a tool for relieving stress or simply for passing a few hours. According to the Live-in Care Hub many older people find their days significantly enhanced when they have access to reading materials.   Indeed, according to their No Place like Home report many carers, whether they are providing live-in care 24/7 or regular home care services during the day, have confirmed that elderly people are happiest when they have familiar things like their favourite books around them. When your senior relative has a bookshelf groaning with books it can be difficult wondering what book to get for them that they haven’t already read. Here are some suggestions.   Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen This award-winning book, recommended for elderly people by Goodreads, tells the story of love between two people from different worlds.   The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway This is about an old fisherman and his battle for survival against rough seas. It’s a fairly simple and short but absorbing tale.   Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo This would be a lovely story to read to the grandkids as well as being one that can whisk you away to a world of a young boy, his grandmother and a magic cape.   Making the Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa An extraordinary true story of the cat who knew when people at the end of their lives needed the comfort he could provide. Heart-warming and inspiring.   The Little Lady Who Broke All The Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg A 79 year old woman dreams of escaping her humdrum life and robbing a bank. She and four friends decide to rebel against the ordinary and go on to have fun adventures.   Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Set in a traditional English village this book explores the local characters, their travails and foibles.   One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Richard Proenneke An inspiring read for those with an adventurous streak.   These are just a few general suggestions of course but you can also consider books relating to hobbies and interests whether that be gardening, wildlife, caravans, motorcycles or crafts. The choice is endless.   Audiobooks and E-Readers   For people who are blind or partially-sighted or who have difficulty in concentrating audiobooks or podcasts are a godsend. Simply download some onto an easily accessible device which they or their carer can operate. The RNIB have a large collection of talking books for the blind.   An e-reader like the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great option as it has options to set font size for easier reading and the screen is glare-free even in bright sunlight. Downloading books is simple to do and the device is very user-friendly.    With all these options, both for books to try and for devices to read them on, there’s really no reason your elderly relative or friend shouldn’t be able to enjoy reading, wherever they may be!
    354 Posted by Anna Preston
  • It’s said that the joy of reading never leaves you. Getting stuck into a good book or favourite magazine is a wonderful way to pass the time whatever your age.   The joy of becoming totally immersed in a good read is something which often has its roots in childhood and most keen readers will tell you that reading is something which is invaluable as a tool for relieving stress or simply for passing a few hours. According to the Live-in Care Hub many older people find their days significantly enhanced when they have access to reading materials.   Indeed, according to their No Place like Home report many carers, whether they are providing live-in care 24/7 or regular home care services during the day, have confirmed that elderly people are happiest when they have familiar things like their favourite books around them. When your senior relative has a bookshelf groaning with books it can be difficult wondering what book to get for them that they haven’t already read. Here are some suggestions.   Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen This award-winning book, recommended for elderly people by Goodreads, tells the story of love between two people from different worlds.   The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway This is about an old fisherman and his battle for survival against rough seas. It’s a fairly simple and short but absorbing tale.   Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo This would be a lovely story to read to the grandkids as well as being one that can whisk you away to a world of a young boy, his grandmother and a magic cape.   Making the Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa An extraordinary true story of the cat who knew when people at the end of their lives needed the comfort he could provide. Heart-warming and inspiring.   The Little Lady Who Broke All The Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg A 79 year old woman dreams of escaping her humdrum life and robbing a bank. She and four friends decide to rebel against the ordinary and go on to have fun adventures.   Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Set in a traditional English village this book explores the local characters, their travails and foibles.   One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Richard Proenneke An inspiring read for those with an adventurous streak.   These are just a few general suggestions of course but you can also consider books relating to hobbies and interests whether that be gardening, wildlife, caravans, motorcycles or crafts. The choice is endless.   Audiobooks and E-Readers   For people who are blind or partially-sighted or who have difficulty in concentrating audiobooks or podcasts are a godsend. Simply download some onto an easily accessible device which they or their carer can operate. The RNIB have a large collection of talking books for the blind.   An e-reader like the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a great option as it has options to set font size for easier reading and the screen is glare-free even in bright sunlight. Downloading books is simple to do and the device is very user-friendly.    With all these options, both for books to try and for devices to read them on, there’s really no reason your elderly relative or friend shouldn’t be able to enjoy reading, wherever they may be!
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  • 15 Aug 2019
    Thinking of becoming a live-in carer? If you aren’t sure if it’s the right job for you then perhaps these unexpected benefits will change your mind. There are many reasons why someone chooses to become a live-in carer. Perhaps you’ve cared for an elderly relative and wish to continue caring for others once they’ve passed away or moved into residential care. Perhaps you’ve worked in a care home and now want a change of job to something that offers a bit more flexibility. Or perhaps it’s all new to you and you just like the idea of making someone’s twilight years just that little bit more comfortable, whether it’s by providing regular home care or actually living with the person needing care.   A rising elderly population means you’ll never be out of a job Perhaps unsurprisingly, research by the Live in Care Hub, published in their “No Place Like Home” report, found that an overwhelming majority of people would prefer to remain in their own home, with a carer if necessary, rather than move into residential care. This, coupled with rising numbers of older people, means there is likely to be high demand for live-in care at home in the future meaning you can be pretty sure you won’t be out of a job any time soon.   You may reduce your living costs considerably There are many different shift patterns for live-in carers to reflect the differing needs of their clients. Some carers choose to offer a level of care that allows them to make their clients home their own. This allows them to reduce their living costs by avoiding the need to own or rent accommodation for nights that they spend away from the home.   Even carers who work with a client who needs more constant care, and therefore change shift on a regular basis, can keep the running costs of their own home low as it requires less heating and cleaning whilst not in use. Some enterprising carers even rent their own dwelling for short-term lets when they are not using it!   You won’t be lonely Many carers starting their first live-in care position worry that they will become lonely or isolated from their own friends and family. All carers are entitled to regular breaks in which some choose to use to leave the client’s house and meet with friends for coffee or to attend meetings of clubs and activities.   Plus, there’s always your client to talk to. Part of the role of live-in carer is to provide companionship and many old people are always ready to chat about the weather, their family, what’s on TV or reminisce about their past. And unlike the majority of care homes live-in care enables clients to remain with their pets, so if you like animals you may well find yourself caring for a dog, cat, goldfish – even a pony or llama – as well as your client. In fact, many live-in carers are “empty nesters” who are looking for a career to fill the gap where raising a family once sat and find live-in care to provide them with the ideal combination of a caring role, company and career.
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  • Thinking of becoming a live-in carer? If you aren’t sure if it’s the right job for you then perhaps these unexpected benefits will change your mind. There are many reasons why someone chooses to become a live-in carer. Perhaps you’ve cared for an elderly relative and wish to continue caring for others once they’ve passed away or moved into residential care. Perhaps you’ve worked in a care home and now want a change of job to something that offers a bit more flexibility. Or perhaps it’s all new to you and you just like the idea of making someone’s twilight years just that little bit more comfortable, whether it’s by providing regular home care or actually living with the person needing care.   A rising elderly population means you’ll never be out of a job Perhaps unsurprisingly, research by the Live in Care Hub, published in their “No Place Like Home” report, found that an overwhelming majority of people would prefer to remain in their own home, with a carer if necessary, rather than move into residential care. This, coupled with rising numbers of older people, means there is likely to be high demand for live-in care at home in the future meaning you can be pretty sure you won’t be out of a job any time soon.   You may reduce your living costs considerably There are many different shift patterns for live-in carers to reflect the differing needs of their clients. Some carers choose to offer a level of care that allows them to make their clients home their own. This allows them to reduce their living costs by avoiding the need to own or rent accommodation for nights that they spend away from the home.   Even carers who work with a client who needs more constant care, and therefore change shift on a regular basis, can keep the running costs of their own home low as it requires less heating and cleaning whilst not in use. Some enterprising carers even rent their own dwelling for short-term lets when they are not using it!   You won’t be lonely Many carers starting their first live-in care position worry that they will become lonely or isolated from their own friends and family. All carers are entitled to regular breaks in which some choose to use to leave the client’s house and meet with friends for coffee or to attend meetings of clubs and activities.   Plus, there’s always your client to talk to. Part of the role of live-in carer is to provide companionship and many old people are always ready to chat about the weather, their family, what’s on TV or reminisce about their past. And unlike the majority of care homes live-in care enables clients to remain with their pets, so if you like animals you may well find yourself caring for a dog, cat, goldfish – even a pony or llama – as well as your client. In fact, many live-in carers are “empty nesters” who are looking for a career to fill the gap where raising a family once sat and find live-in care to provide them with the ideal combination of a caring role, company and career.
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  • 13 Aug 2019
    Information, resources and tips to help you care for yourself whilst caring for an elderly relative, which can be very challenging.   Statistics tell us that within the UK, 1 in 5 people aged between 50 and 64 are carers  and around 65% of older carers (aged between 60 and 94) have long-term health issues themselves on top of caring. The same studies also revealed that nearly 70% of older carers say that their caring position causes them to have problems with their mental health. Not all older carers are caring for their parents and could be caring for their children, partner or friend. However, many older carers are caring for their parents, or one of their parents, which can have many unique challenges including:   Struggling with the role reversal with your parent Handling the various moods and emotions of a parent who requires care (they may feel bitter, embarrassed or resentful) Handling the physical and emotional behaviour of a parent with dementia Missing a parent who is no longer 'themselves' because of dementia Dealing with the responsibility of keeping a parent safe and in good health Coping with the physical challenges of caring Balancing family life and a career with your caring role Struggling with your own emotions of resentment, anger, bitterness, sadness and more   These are just some of the challenges that can arise when you care for a parent. When caring for your Mother, there may be particular challenges that come from your position. Your Mother may have been the one you always turn to for advice, the one you always admired for her strength and togetherness, the one who always looked out for you. It can be so hard to handle the change, particularly when the bond with your Mother is strained whilst you need to provide adequate care to ensure her wellbeing.   How To Cope With Caring For An Elderly Mother   To care for your Mother well, you must put yourself first. Unfortunately that is not always the main priority of caregivers. In fact, most caregivers struggle to put themselves first, which can result in caregiver burnout eventually. Caregiver burnout is where a person is physically and emotionally exhausted from caring and they are then unable to provide care to themselves or their loved one whilst trying to recover from the breakdown. It can take years to get over a breakdown, so it is important to try and avoid it. Can you include any of the following in your life to help you cope with your caregiver position?   Hobbies that are just for you Exercise A healthy diet Abstinence from bad habits that you lean on to cope Regular chats and support from your GP, friends, family and neighbours Any activities that help you stay in touch with your own worth and identity   The more healthy and balanced your life is and the more emotional support you allow yourself to take, the better.   Is It Time To Consider Respite Care? If you are doing everything you can to cope with caring for your elderly Mother but you know you need a little more support, perhaps it is time to consider respite care. Home care agencies can provide home care to your loved one as a one off, once a week, for a set time everyday, or for holiday cover. Professional carers will come to your home and care for your loved one, allowing you the time to relax, run errands, spend time with friends and family, or simply to get outdoors and get some time away from the home. If you think you might need more support long-term, you could speak to home care agencies about long-term at home care where the carer lives in your home and cares for your loved one. This is a great alternative to residential care and means your loved one remains at home with you, but you are able to relieve some or all of your caregiver duties.   It can be hard to swallow your pride and recognise that you can't do it all, all the time. To enquire about home care services or respite care, speak to some local care agencies. Also speak to your doctor about getting a care assessment for your Mother and take a look at The Live-in Care Hub for more information about live-in care. Your Mother deserves to be happy and healthy, and so do you. Reaching out for help is a really important step to take if you need some support with your caregiving role.
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  • Information, resources and tips to help you care for yourself whilst caring for an elderly relative, which can be very challenging.   Statistics tell us that within the UK, 1 in 5 people aged between 50 and 64 are carers  and around 65% of older carers (aged between 60 and 94) have long-term health issues themselves on top of caring. The same studies also revealed that nearly 70% of older carers say that their caring position causes them to have problems with their mental health. Not all older carers are caring for their parents and could be caring for their children, partner or friend. However, many older carers are caring for their parents, or one of their parents, which can have many unique challenges including:   Struggling with the role reversal with your parent Handling the various moods and emotions of a parent who requires care (they may feel bitter, embarrassed or resentful) Handling the physical and emotional behaviour of a parent with dementia Missing a parent who is no longer 'themselves' because of dementia Dealing with the responsibility of keeping a parent safe and in good health Coping with the physical challenges of caring Balancing family life and a career with your caring role Struggling with your own emotions of resentment, anger, bitterness, sadness and more   These are just some of the challenges that can arise when you care for a parent. When caring for your Mother, there may be particular challenges that come from your position. Your Mother may have been the one you always turn to for advice, the one you always admired for her strength and togetherness, the one who always looked out for you. It can be so hard to handle the change, particularly when the bond with your Mother is strained whilst you need to provide adequate care to ensure her wellbeing.   How To Cope With Caring For An Elderly Mother   To care for your Mother well, you must put yourself first. Unfortunately that is not always the main priority of caregivers. In fact, most caregivers struggle to put themselves first, which can result in caregiver burnout eventually. Caregiver burnout is where a person is physically and emotionally exhausted from caring and they are then unable to provide care to themselves or their loved one whilst trying to recover from the breakdown. It can take years to get over a breakdown, so it is important to try and avoid it. Can you include any of the following in your life to help you cope with your caregiver position?   Hobbies that are just for you Exercise A healthy diet Abstinence from bad habits that you lean on to cope Regular chats and support from your GP, friends, family and neighbours Any activities that help you stay in touch with your own worth and identity   The more healthy and balanced your life is and the more emotional support you allow yourself to take, the better.   Is It Time To Consider Respite Care? If you are doing everything you can to cope with caring for your elderly Mother but you know you need a little more support, perhaps it is time to consider respite care. Home care agencies can provide home care to your loved one as a one off, once a week, for a set time everyday, or for holiday cover. Professional carers will come to your home and care for your loved one, allowing you the time to relax, run errands, spend time with friends and family, or simply to get outdoors and get some time away from the home. If you think you might need more support long-term, you could speak to home care agencies about long-term at home care where the carer lives in your home and cares for your loved one. This is a great alternative to residential care and means your loved one remains at home with you, but you are able to relieve some or all of your caregiver duties.   It can be hard to swallow your pride and recognise that you can't do it all, all the time. To enquire about home care services or respite care, speak to some local care agencies. Also speak to your doctor about getting a care assessment for your Mother and take a look at The Live-in Care Hub for more information about live-in care. Your Mother deserves to be happy and healthy, and so do you. Reaching out for help is a really important step to take if you need some support with your caregiving role.
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  • 13 Aug 2019
    Find out about the nutritional needs you may have as somebody with less mobility and how to achieve new nutritional goals for optimum health.   Making and preparing meals when you have issues with arthritis or other mobility problems can be very challenging. The simple act of slicing a cucumber, opening a jar or even just making some toast can be very difficult and as a result your nutrition can suffer. 1 million adults aged 65 or over in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnourishment and many of those people may struggle because of issues with mobility. Adversely, the right nutrition is very important for anyone but particularly those who are less mobile. As we age our nutritional needs change and a big challenge can be getting the right nutrients on fewer calories and ensuring we don't consume too many calories. If you are less mobile the already present challenge of nutrition becomes even more challenging. Here are some tips to help you maintain your nutrition if you are less mobile:   Count Your Calories If you move less you require fewer calories. It is important for you to count your calories and ensure you are getting the right nutrition from the smaller amount of food you are consuming. It can be challenging to do this but so important as weight gain is only going to cause further issues with mobility and increase your risk of obesity related diseases like Type 2 Diabetes.   Consider Some Help At Home The Live-in Care Hub completed a study that found that most people would prefer to avoid residential care if they are unwell or unable to care for themselves and residential care might not even be appropriate for you if you simply need some help with basic tasks. The same study showed that somebody who has live-in care is much more likely to enjoy the food and drink they want, than someone within residential care. Home care services can be really useful to help with shopping and cooking nutritious meals for you. Home care services can also help maximise your mobility and help you stay as independent as possible.   Pack In The Protein For the elderly and those who are less mobile protein is so important. When you don't get enough protein in your diet you lose body fat, lean mass and muscle and you can't maintain the strength you currently have let alone build more strength. So, you could even be limiting your ability to improve mobility just by not eating enough protein. Some great protein sources  are eggs, lean meat and legumes.   Maintain Good Bone Health Falls can be really tricky injuries to recover from as you age, so it is important to keep your bones as strong as possible with exercise and diet. Although calcium is important when it comes to your bone health, a good variety of fruits and vegetables is also important.     It is important that you seek specific advice for good nutrition to ensure that your health and vitality is optimum as you age. With changing nutritional needs as we get older some simple tweeks can make a huge difference. The right diet changes and support could even boost your mobility, if not maintain it along with good levels of health, for an active and healthy later life.
    496 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Find out about the nutritional needs you may have as somebody with less mobility and how to achieve new nutritional goals for optimum health.   Making and preparing meals when you have issues with arthritis or other mobility problems can be very challenging. The simple act of slicing a cucumber, opening a jar or even just making some toast can be very difficult and as a result your nutrition can suffer. 1 million adults aged 65 or over in the UK are malnourished or at risk of malnourishment and many of those people may struggle because of issues with mobility. Adversely, the right nutrition is very important for anyone but particularly those who are less mobile. As we age our nutritional needs change and a big challenge can be getting the right nutrients on fewer calories and ensuring we don't consume too many calories. If you are less mobile the already present challenge of nutrition becomes even more challenging. Here are some tips to help you maintain your nutrition if you are less mobile:   Count Your Calories If you move less you require fewer calories. It is important for you to count your calories and ensure you are getting the right nutrition from the smaller amount of food you are consuming. It can be challenging to do this but so important as weight gain is only going to cause further issues with mobility and increase your risk of obesity related diseases like Type 2 Diabetes.   Consider Some Help At Home The Live-in Care Hub completed a study that found that most people would prefer to avoid residential care if they are unwell or unable to care for themselves and residential care might not even be appropriate for you if you simply need some help with basic tasks. The same study showed that somebody who has live-in care is much more likely to enjoy the food and drink they want, than someone within residential care. Home care services can be really useful to help with shopping and cooking nutritious meals for you. Home care services can also help maximise your mobility and help you stay as independent as possible.   Pack In The Protein For the elderly and those who are less mobile protein is so important. When you don't get enough protein in your diet you lose body fat, lean mass and muscle and you can't maintain the strength you currently have let alone build more strength. So, you could even be limiting your ability to improve mobility just by not eating enough protein. Some great protein sources  are eggs, lean meat and legumes.   Maintain Good Bone Health Falls can be really tricky injuries to recover from as you age, so it is important to keep your bones as strong as possible with exercise and diet. Although calcium is important when it comes to your bone health, a good variety of fruits and vegetables is also important.     It is important that you seek specific advice for good nutrition to ensure that your health and vitality is optimum as you age. With changing nutritional needs as we get older some simple tweeks can make a huge difference. The right diet changes and support could even boost your mobility, if not maintain it along with good levels of health, for an active and healthy later life.
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  • 13 Aug 2019
    Read about how to ensure your mind stays healthy and clear as you age, with great tips, tricks and information to support your mind through the years.   As we age, our physical and mental health naturally declines. However, this can be preventable or at the very least we can slow it down with a little extra effort with our lifestyle. It is so important to put the plans in place to retain the best possible health, so that later life can be as vibrant and rewarding as possible. With your mind in particular, it is naturally going to degrade to some level as you get older, and certain aspects of getting older make your brain more likely to decline, so you have to pay extra care and attention to your brain health to ensure it stays in tip top condition for the best possible brain health in your golden years. Here are X ways to keep your mind healthy in later life:   Decrease The Things That Make You Unhappy In a study completed in Boston with people over the age of 65 with amazing memories it was found that part of the success of their incredible memories was taking the steps to reduce or remove things they didn't like in their life, as early as middle age. Jobs they hated, taking more holidays, doing more activities that made them happy all contributed to preventing brain health decline as they aged. So, now is the time to reduce the things in your life that don't make you feel great, and replace them with the happiest activities, for the good of your brain health.   Maintain Your Sense Of Purpose Something that is often lost when people move into care homes, or when they age in general, is that they lose their sense of purpose. This can lead to depression which is really bad for brain health. Whether you have a gardening project, you volunteer at a local charity shop or you have a role in your local social group, maintaining your sense of purpose will help keep your brain young.   Stay Social Staying social is so important when it comes to the health of your brain. Being lonely is known to be as bad for you as smoking, so the more you can stay in touch with others the better for your brain. In fact, contact with children improves mental health in the elderly. If you struggle to stay mobile and find that is a hindrance to your social life, it might be worth looking into homecare services. Live-in care provides excellent support and companionship helping maintain your independence.   Stay Active Exercise boosts blood flow and oxygen to the brain so it is important to stay active in later life to maintain your brain health.   Eat Well Nutritional needs change as you get older so eating well is essential, for a wide variety of reasons including maintaining your brain health. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to ensure you stay sharp in later life.   If you need some help maintaining your health and wellbeing, it is important to seek help. Speak to your GP, to your homecare services provider or live-in care provider, to your social services agent or to friends and family to look into getting some support. Your brain health, and overall well being can thrive with the right routine, activities and support in place.            
    346 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Read about how to ensure your mind stays healthy and clear as you age, with great tips, tricks and information to support your mind through the years.   As we age, our physical and mental health naturally declines. However, this can be preventable or at the very least we can slow it down with a little extra effort with our lifestyle. It is so important to put the plans in place to retain the best possible health, so that later life can be as vibrant and rewarding as possible. With your mind in particular, it is naturally going to degrade to some level as you get older, and certain aspects of getting older make your brain more likely to decline, so you have to pay extra care and attention to your brain health to ensure it stays in tip top condition for the best possible brain health in your golden years. Here are X ways to keep your mind healthy in later life:   Decrease The Things That Make You Unhappy In a study completed in Boston with people over the age of 65 with amazing memories it was found that part of the success of their incredible memories was taking the steps to reduce or remove things they didn't like in their life, as early as middle age. Jobs they hated, taking more holidays, doing more activities that made them happy all contributed to preventing brain health decline as they aged. So, now is the time to reduce the things in your life that don't make you feel great, and replace them with the happiest activities, for the good of your brain health.   Maintain Your Sense Of Purpose Something that is often lost when people move into care homes, or when they age in general, is that they lose their sense of purpose. This can lead to depression which is really bad for brain health. Whether you have a gardening project, you volunteer at a local charity shop or you have a role in your local social group, maintaining your sense of purpose will help keep your brain young.   Stay Social Staying social is so important when it comes to the health of your brain. Being lonely is known to be as bad for you as smoking, so the more you can stay in touch with others the better for your brain. In fact, contact with children improves mental health in the elderly. If you struggle to stay mobile and find that is a hindrance to your social life, it might be worth looking into homecare services. Live-in care provides excellent support and companionship helping maintain your independence.   Stay Active Exercise boosts blood flow and oxygen to the brain so it is important to stay active in later life to maintain your brain health.   Eat Well Nutritional needs change as you get older so eating well is essential, for a wide variety of reasons including maintaining your brain health. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to ensure you stay sharp in later life.   If you need some help maintaining your health and wellbeing, it is important to seek help. Speak to your GP, to your homecare services provider or live-in care provider, to your social services agent or to friends and family to look into getting some support. Your brain health, and overall well being can thrive with the right routine, activities and support in place.            
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  • 13 Aug 2019
    Find out about key challenges of elderly care in both live-in and residential settings, as well as common advantages and benefits to this kind of job.   There are currently over 11.8 million people in the UK aged over 65 which means there are lots of jobs constantly being created within the care industry. Working within care can be extremely rewarding, enabling you to work within a profession that truly makes a difference to others. The right senior care really makes a difference to people’s lives.   However, working with the elderly doesn't come without its challenges, including many that don't crop up in other jobs. If you are considering carer jobs or care home jobs, it is important to think about the challenges you might face in this industry so you can be as prepared as possible.   Here are some common challenges of caring for the elderly:   Your Client Might Not Ask For Help It is extremely common for carers to work with clients who do not ask for help. They may not think they need any, they might think it undermines their independence, they might be too proud. Being gentle, understanding and willing to always try but never force is important. In the case of safety though, you have to tactfully step in.   It Is Physically Demanding It is physically demanding to work within care. At the very least you are likely to be on your feet all day and at most you will be lifting and moving your clients as part of the job. The physical demands of caring are quite challenging so it is important to be physically fit within this type of job.   Your Client Might Not Recognise You Dementia comes with some huge challenges for carers, including the fact your client might not recognise you. They may also not understand your intention to help them and to keep them safe. This can be very tricky to navigate when you're a carer, but with some specialist training and a lot of patience and kindness, there's always a way to maintain your clients wellbeing and happiness. With research showing that people with dementia find live-in care better than a care home a role as a live-in carer can be particularly rewarding.   Particularly Sensitive Situations As a carer you might need to help somebody use the toilet, to help clean them after they go to the toilet. You may be helping them have a bath or shower, to help them dress. This can be a hurdle to get used to at the beginning of your career. A sensitive and compassionate approach to this kind of care is a must.   Letting Go Like any caring person, you will likely get attached to at least some of your clients. This is normal and can be a lovely part of the job, but it doesn't come without its heartbreak. As their health declines, as they get more dementia symptoms or pass away you may find it very tough.   If you are interested in live-in carer jobs, or care home jobs then it is important to understand the challenges involved in this kind of career. You can find out more at The Live-in Care Hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk) or contact a live-in care agency or local care home for more information. It can take time to get used to some of the difficulties associated with caring for the elderly and infirm, and even the most experienced carers still need support and training with certain aspects of the job. All of that aside, the job is still very rewarding and offers some fantastic benefits.      
    294 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Find out about key challenges of elderly care in both live-in and residential settings, as well as common advantages and benefits to this kind of job.   There are currently over 11.8 million people in the UK aged over 65 which means there are lots of jobs constantly being created within the care industry. Working within care can be extremely rewarding, enabling you to work within a profession that truly makes a difference to others. The right senior care really makes a difference to people’s lives.   However, working with the elderly doesn't come without its challenges, including many that don't crop up in other jobs. If you are considering carer jobs or care home jobs, it is important to think about the challenges you might face in this industry so you can be as prepared as possible.   Here are some common challenges of caring for the elderly:   Your Client Might Not Ask For Help It is extremely common for carers to work with clients who do not ask for help. They may not think they need any, they might think it undermines their independence, they might be too proud. Being gentle, understanding and willing to always try but never force is important. In the case of safety though, you have to tactfully step in.   It Is Physically Demanding It is physically demanding to work within care. At the very least you are likely to be on your feet all day and at most you will be lifting and moving your clients as part of the job. The physical demands of caring are quite challenging so it is important to be physically fit within this type of job.   Your Client Might Not Recognise You Dementia comes with some huge challenges for carers, including the fact your client might not recognise you. They may also not understand your intention to help them and to keep them safe. This can be very tricky to navigate when you're a carer, but with some specialist training and a lot of patience and kindness, there's always a way to maintain your clients wellbeing and happiness. With research showing that people with dementia find live-in care better than a care home a role as a live-in carer can be particularly rewarding.   Particularly Sensitive Situations As a carer you might need to help somebody use the toilet, to help clean them after they go to the toilet. You may be helping them have a bath or shower, to help them dress. This can be a hurdle to get used to at the beginning of your career. A sensitive and compassionate approach to this kind of care is a must.   Letting Go Like any caring person, you will likely get attached to at least some of your clients. This is normal and can be a lovely part of the job, but it doesn't come without its heartbreak. As their health declines, as they get more dementia symptoms or pass away you may find it very tough.   If you are interested in live-in carer jobs, or care home jobs then it is important to understand the challenges involved in this kind of career. You can find out more at The Live-in Care Hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk) or contact a live-in care agency or local care home for more information. It can take time to get used to some of the difficulties associated with caring for the elderly and infirm, and even the most experienced carers still need support and training with certain aspects of the job. All of that aside, the job is still very rewarding and offers some fantastic benefits.      
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Find out about an amazing care role you can do that provides great personal benefits, whilst enabling an elderly person to remain in their own home.   Are you looking for the kind of career that makes you feel like you have made a difference in the world? Are you looking for a job that is as challenging as it is rewarding? Would you love to work in the kind of job that enables you to apply your training properly without time constraints or budget issues?   Perhaps it is time to start looking into live-in care.   A live-in carer provides elderly care in the clients home. The level of care provided depends on the support that the client needs. In one job you may be providing basic care and companionship, helping with person tasks and otherwise being on hand for support. In another job you could be accompanying your client whilst they go on holiday, and otherwise provide them with help with personal tasks, gardening, cooking and cleaning. Jobs may be long-term or short-term and you can provide live-in care as part of a rota with another carer (2 weeks on 2 weeks off).   The Benefits For The Client There are many benefits to a client having live-in care. The primary benefit is that they get to live in their own home, rather than moving to a residential home. 97% of people would rather not go into residential care if they become unwell or unable to care for themselves. Receiving care at home means they can stay in the place they love the most. Other benefits include: Companionship - 1.9 million older people in the UK feel ignored or invisible. Having a live-in carer helps to combat loneliness by providing immediate company and supporting mobility and independence. Nutrition and help with cooking Physiotherapy if needed Specialist care for stroke recovery or dementia Safety in the home Peace of mind for the family of the client Being able to stay with a partner Being able to keep a pet   There are many more benefits, and often ones that surprise you with every new client who has their own individual needs for live-in care.   The Benefits For You Being a live-in care is incredibly rewarding and you are making a huge difference to your clients life by supporting them at home. Other benefits of being a live-in carer include:   Saving money on household bills whilst you live in the home of your client Free and frequent training from your live-in care agency Often there is no need for qualifications to get the job (you won't be placed until you have been trained) Great pay The opportunity to travel (in some jobs) A good opportunity to apply the skills you have been taught without time restrictions or budget restrictions   There are many more benefits to being a live-in carer, many of which you find out for yourself during your placements. How To Get A Job In Live-in Care Do some research and have a look at the pay, the type of tasks you will need to do, and the type of person you need to be to be great at this kind of job. Not just anyone can be a carer, you have to be very special and very compassionate, with a real need to make a difference in a person's life. If you are already a carer in a residential home, then moving into live-in care could be an amazing next step for you. Take a look at live-in care and how it could benefit you and those you work with. It could be the best career decision you ever make.
    445 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Find out about an amazing care role you can do that provides great personal benefits, whilst enabling an elderly person to remain in their own home.   Are you looking for the kind of career that makes you feel like you have made a difference in the world? Are you looking for a job that is as challenging as it is rewarding? Would you love to work in the kind of job that enables you to apply your training properly without time constraints or budget issues?   Perhaps it is time to start looking into live-in care.   A live-in carer provides elderly care in the clients home. The level of care provided depends on the support that the client needs. In one job you may be providing basic care and companionship, helping with person tasks and otherwise being on hand for support. In another job you could be accompanying your client whilst they go on holiday, and otherwise provide them with help with personal tasks, gardening, cooking and cleaning. Jobs may be long-term or short-term and you can provide live-in care as part of a rota with another carer (2 weeks on 2 weeks off).   The Benefits For The Client There are many benefits to a client having live-in care. The primary benefit is that they get to live in their own home, rather than moving to a residential home. 97% of people would rather not go into residential care if they become unwell or unable to care for themselves. Receiving care at home means they can stay in the place they love the most. Other benefits include: Companionship - 1.9 million older people in the UK feel ignored or invisible. Having a live-in carer helps to combat loneliness by providing immediate company and supporting mobility and independence. Nutrition and help with cooking Physiotherapy if needed Specialist care for stroke recovery or dementia Safety in the home Peace of mind for the family of the client Being able to stay with a partner Being able to keep a pet   There are many more benefits, and often ones that surprise you with every new client who has their own individual needs for live-in care.   The Benefits For You Being a live-in care is incredibly rewarding and you are making a huge difference to your clients life by supporting them at home. Other benefits of being a live-in carer include:   Saving money on household bills whilst you live in the home of your client Free and frequent training from your live-in care agency Often there is no need for qualifications to get the job (you won't be placed until you have been trained) Great pay The opportunity to travel (in some jobs) A good opportunity to apply the skills you have been taught without time restrictions or budget restrictions   There are many more benefits to being a live-in carer, many of which you find out for yourself during your placements. How To Get A Job In Live-in Care Do some research and have a look at the pay, the type of tasks you will need to do, and the type of person you need to be to be great at this kind of job. Not just anyone can be a carer, you have to be very special and very compassionate, with a real need to make a difference in a person's life. If you are already a carer in a residential home, then moving into live-in care could be an amazing next step for you. Take a look at live-in care and how it could benefit you and those you work with. It could be the best career decision you ever make.
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    In this article we discuss what a carer does so you can see how your relative’s needs can be covered by care from a live-in carer.   Live in care covers a wide range of types of care and exactly what care a particular carer provides will be determined by the needs of their client. Initially the live in care provider will assess the client’s care needs, in conjunction with the family and relevant healthcare professionals, to create a care plan. This plan will detail what care you can expect.   You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub about types of care offered as there isn’t enough room to go into detail in this article.   Dressing, hair and make-up or shaving A live-in carer can ensure that your relative is appropriately dressed and offer assistance as required, perhaps pulling on socks and shoes or doing up buttons and zips.   Support with personal care and continence If your relative struggles to bath or shower safely or is having issues with continence then a carer can help ensure that they maintain a high degree of personal hygiene. Managing and prompting medication Many older people have complex medication requirements and need help with remembering when to take medication. You can rest assured that your loved one is sticking to the schedule with some help from their carer. Mobility and personal safety Keeping active is important in later life and a live-in carer can help your relative to stay safe around the home, reducing the risk of falls or injuries.  They will also take over answering the door and phone to ensure your relative can’t be scammed or conned and doesn’t feel pressured to rush. Support overnight Live-in carers expect that they will be needed to take their client to the toilet or fetch drinks if they have difficulty getting out of bed, or in ensuring that your loved one doesn’t wander into danger if they become confused and disorientated. Planning, shopping and cooking balanced meals One of the first signs that a relative is struggling is if the find shopping difficult or forget to eat, something a carer will assist with. Light housework, laundry and ironing Running the household is something a live-in carer can help with. They can also assist with personal admin, correspondence and help with day-to-day finances as well as managing appointments, such as GP or hairdresser. Pet care One big benefit of a live-in carer is that your loved one doesn’t need to give up their pet. Trips out of the house A live-in carer can support your loved one to go shopping, attend appointments or go on days out. Many have their own car and are even able to drive your loved one to visit you! Companionship and emotional support It can get lonely if you can’t get out of the house much but a live-in carer can befriend your relative and keep them company. Their presence provides peace of mind for both clients and family members, while allowing your loved one to maintain their dignity and independence during their twilight years.    
    262 Posted by Anna Preston
  • In this article we discuss what a carer does so you can see how your relative’s needs can be covered by care from a live-in carer.   Live in care covers a wide range of types of care and exactly what care a particular carer provides will be determined by the needs of their client. Initially the live in care provider will assess the client’s care needs, in conjunction with the family and relevant healthcare professionals, to create a care plan. This plan will detail what care you can expect.   You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub about types of care offered as there isn’t enough room to go into detail in this article.   Dressing, hair and make-up or shaving A live-in carer can ensure that your relative is appropriately dressed and offer assistance as required, perhaps pulling on socks and shoes or doing up buttons and zips.   Support with personal care and continence If your relative struggles to bath or shower safely or is having issues with continence then a carer can help ensure that they maintain a high degree of personal hygiene. Managing and prompting medication Many older people have complex medication requirements and need help with remembering when to take medication. You can rest assured that your loved one is sticking to the schedule with some help from their carer. Mobility and personal safety Keeping active is important in later life and a live-in carer can help your relative to stay safe around the home, reducing the risk of falls or injuries.  They will also take over answering the door and phone to ensure your relative can’t be scammed or conned and doesn’t feel pressured to rush. Support overnight Live-in carers expect that they will be needed to take their client to the toilet or fetch drinks if they have difficulty getting out of bed, or in ensuring that your loved one doesn’t wander into danger if they become confused and disorientated. Planning, shopping and cooking balanced meals One of the first signs that a relative is struggling is if the find shopping difficult or forget to eat, something a carer will assist with. Light housework, laundry and ironing Running the household is something a live-in carer can help with. They can also assist with personal admin, correspondence and help with day-to-day finances as well as managing appointments, such as GP or hairdresser. Pet care One big benefit of a live-in carer is that your loved one doesn’t need to give up their pet. Trips out of the house A live-in carer can support your loved one to go shopping, attend appointments or go on days out. Many have their own car and are even able to drive your loved one to visit you! Companionship and emotional support It can get lonely if you can’t get out of the house much but a live-in carer can befriend your relative and keep them company. Their presence provides peace of mind for both clients and family members, while allowing your loved one to maintain their dignity and independence during their twilight years.    
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Checking on a live-in carer doesn’t need to be as frequent as checking on an elderly relative, but how do you know if you’re visiting them often enough?   When your elderly relative reaches the point of requiring home care you may have already got into a routine of visiting them daily to check up on their well-being and it can seem quite alien to no longer have that responsibility.  Equally, you may feel guilt for not visiting daily and for leaving your loved one in someone else’s hands.   In safe hands All live-in carers go through a rigorous process to ensure that they are trustworthy and capable. Introductory agencies will perform through background checks including following up references and commissioning DBS searches before allowing any carers details to be passed onto families. Full-management agencies will perform equally deep checks, but additionally may provide their own training to ensure that your carer can cope with whatever the placement throws at them.   You can find out more at the live in care hub about what checks a carer is required to undergo before starting work, but what this means in practice is that you can rest assured that your parent or other elderly relation, is going to be cared for professionally and consistently by their carer. How often is too often? A live-in carer is there not just to care for their client but to help the family by taking over the care of their elderly relative. Obviously if you spend as much time at your loved one’s home as you did previously you will achieve nothing other than getting in the way of the carer’s work! Short daily visits are perfectly adequate to check that the carer has no concerns and to keep in touch with your loved one. Depending on what you, the carer and the agency have agreed these visits may be timed to coincide with the carer’s breaks, ensuring 24/7 coverage in care for your relation.   How often is too rare? Trusting your live-in carer is essential to the relationship you have with them – and once they’ve settled in you can find yourself dropping visits and putting off visiting knowing that your loved one is being cared for and happy. It is important that you still keep some kind of visiting schedule. The carer can supervise your loved one’s life but they cannot run it, and there will be many situations in which you will be required to make decisions that will require your personal attention.   How do I know if I’ve got the frequency right? You gut instinct will tell you if you are visiting too often or not often enough. If you seem to be always getting in the way then perhaps you need to visit a little less often. If there always seems to be a lot of things to discuss that have changed since the last time you visited then perhaps you aren’t coming round often enough. The beauty of live-in care is that it can be precisely tailored to the family the carer is working for, so try different frequencies until it feels right.
    348 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Checking on a live-in carer doesn’t need to be as frequent as checking on an elderly relative, but how do you know if you’re visiting them often enough?   When your elderly relative reaches the point of requiring home care you may have already got into a routine of visiting them daily to check up on their well-being and it can seem quite alien to no longer have that responsibility.  Equally, you may feel guilt for not visiting daily and for leaving your loved one in someone else’s hands.   In safe hands All live-in carers go through a rigorous process to ensure that they are trustworthy and capable. Introductory agencies will perform through background checks including following up references and commissioning DBS searches before allowing any carers details to be passed onto families. Full-management agencies will perform equally deep checks, but additionally may provide their own training to ensure that your carer can cope with whatever the placement throws at them.   You can find out more at the live in care hub about what checks a carer is required to undergo before starting work, but what this means in practice is that you can rest assured that your parent or other elderly relation, is going to be cared for professionally and consistently by their carer. How often is too often? A live-in carer is there not just to care for their client but to help the family by taking over the care of their elderly relative. Obviously if you spend as much time at your loved one’s home as you did previously you will achieve nothing other than getting in the way of the carer’s work! Short daily visits are perfectly adequate to check that the carer has no concerns and to keep in touch with your loved one. Depending on what you, the carer and the agency have agreed these visits may be timed to coincide with the carer’s breaks, ensuring 24/7 coverage in care for your relation.   How often is too rare? Trusting your live-in carer is essential to the relationship you have with them – and once they’ve settled in you can find yourself dropping visits and putting off visiting knowing that your loved one is being cared for and happy. It is important that you still keep some kind of visiting schedule. The carer can supervise your loved one’s life but they cannot run it, and there will be many situations in which you will be required to make decisions that will require your personal attention.   How do I know if I’ve got the frequency right? You gut instinct will tell you if you are visiting too often or not often enough. If you seem to be always getting in the way then perhaps you need to visit a little less often. If there always seems to be a lot of things to discuss that have changed since the last time you visited then perhaps you aren’t coming round often enough. The beauty of live-in care is that it can be precisely tailored to the family the carer is working for, so try different frequencies until it feels right.
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Once you’ve decided that live-in care is best how do you know if a carer is going to get on with your relative?   A live-in carer lives in your loved one’s spare room. That might sound like it’s stating the obvious but it is an important point as it means that your loved one and live-in carer need to be able to get along as they will be spending a lot of time together.   Shared interests Live-in carers provide companionship as well as care. Live-in care agencies have in-depth matchmaking processes which pick out the carers from their list who are most likely to have similar interests and passions to your loved one.   A study by the Live-in Care Hub found the top-ten things carers and their clients like to talk about are:   The elderly person’s personal memories Family The Royal Family The weather Travel Food and drink Classic musicals or musical films such as The Sound of Music Politics Entertainers from the 1940s and 1950s TV series Dad’s Army   Medical needs The other main criteria for matching carers to clients is to ensure that the client’s care and medical needs are met. If your relative is suffering from dementia then a carer with specialist training in supporting dementia sufferers will be required. Carers can also specialise is Parkinson’s, stroke recovery, diabetes management, spinal injuries care and other conditions that need particular expertise.   Different carers bring different outlooks In order to provide a high-quality of 24/7 care live-in carers operate on a rota system with two or three carers working for the same client. The exact rota will depend on the needs of the client. This means there is not one, but two or three different people to be matched to your relative – and it means that your relative has a chance to make not one but two or three new friends. Many clients find it refreshing to have someone interested in the same things that they are, and to be able to discuss different things with different carers.   Sometimes elderly people find new hobbies by having an interest kindled by their carers. Knitting may be too difficult for arthritic fingers, but a comment by one of their carers might give them a new hobby rock painting – even taking the rocks to the local park to be hidden with the support of their new friend.   Not every relationship works Even with the most diligent matchmaking process sometimes two people just don’t get along whatever happens. Perhaps they’re just a little too similar and rub each other up the wrong way. Who knows! If it does turn out that your loved one isn’t getting on with one of their carers then do let your agency know. They will be able to arrange a replacement who, hopefully, will get on with your relative a little bit better. Carers want their clients to be happy and cheerful so they understand if a placement simply isn’t working out the way it should.
    296 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Once you’ve decided that live-in care is best how do you know if a carer is going to get on with your relative?   A live-in carer lives in your loved one’s spare room. That might sound like it’s stating the obvious but it is an important point as it means that your loved one and live-in carer need to be able to get along as they will be spending a lot of time together.   Shared interests Live-in carers provide companionship as well as care. Live-in care agencies have in-depth matchmaking processes which pick out the carers from their list who are most likely to have similar interests and passions to your loved one.   A study by the Live-in Care Hub found the top-ten things carers and their clients like to talk about are:   The elderly person’s personal memories Family The Royal Family The weather Travel Food and drink Classic musicals or musical films such as The Sound of Music Politics Entertainers from the 1940s and 1950s TV series Dad’s Army   Medical needs The other main criteria for matching carers to clients is to ensure that the client’s care and medical needs are met. If your relative is suffering from dementia then a carer with specialist training in supporting dementia sufferers will be required. Carers can also specialise is Parkinson’s, stroke recovery, diabetes management, spinal injuries care and other conditions that need particular expertise.   Different carers bring different outlooks In order to provide a high-quality of 24/7 care live-in carers operate on a rota system with two or three carers working for the same client. The exact rota will depend on the needs of the client. This means there is not one, but two or three different people to be matched to your relative – and it means that your relative has a chance to make not one but two or three new friends. Many clients find it refreshing to have someone interested in the same things that they are, and to be able to discuss different things with different carers.   Sometimes elderly people find new hobbies by having an interest kindled by their carers. Knitting may be too difficult for arthritic fingers, but a comment by one of their carers might give them a new hobby rock painting – even taking the rocks to the local park to be hidden with the support of their new friend.   Not every relationship works Even with the most diligent matchmaking process sometimes two people just don’t get along whatever happens. Perhaps they’re just a little too similar and rub each other up the wrong way. Who knows! If it does turn out that your loved one isn’t getting on with one of their carers then do let your agency know. They will be able to arrange a replacement who, hopefully, will get on with your relative a little bit better. Carers want their clients to be happy and cheerful so they understand if a placement simply isn’t working out the way it should.
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    If you or your loved one has complex medical needs is the only option to move into a nursing home or is live-in care still a possibility?     Life is never straightforward and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in how we age. Some people are healthy, active and happy up until their last days while others suffer from multiple conditions, each requiring careful management to ensure a good quality of life.   Research by the Live-in Care hub shows that 70% of respondents thought that their elderly relative might have to go into residential care, yet 97% of people wouldn’t want to move into a care home – even if they were ill or unable to cope on their own.   “Live-in care is just about keeping my Nan company isn’t it?” The discrepancy lies in the way in which people view home carers – especially live-in carers. The public perception is often of low-skilled workers with just enough to training to make a cup of tea and change soiled bedclothes.   The reality couldn’t be further from the dark picture the media likes to paint. Many home care roles are taken by people who have already got experience in caring for the elderly. Some have spent time looking after their own relatives and want to make it a career, while others are trained healthcare professionals who would prefer to work on a one-to-one basis with an individual client or couple.   Live-in carers are supported by their agencies who will organise training courses to cover specific areas of elderly care. It is perfectly possible to employ a live-in carer who has expertise in dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke recovery, or other conditions, and who is continuing to receive updates to their training during the time they are not at the client’s home.   “But Dad needs those injections and he can’t get out of bed on his own. Won’t he be better off in a nursing home?” Carers are trained to help transfer from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to toilet – that’s part of the service. Usually they will require the use of a hoist as they cannot lift a person single-handedly. Where the use of a hoist isn’t possible then two carers may be required to meet the needs of your father – but that still doesn’t mean he needs to move home!   Most live-in carers are not nurses and therefore cannot perform actual nursing duties such as giving injections or wound dressing. However the local District Nursing team may be able to visit, and some live-in care agencies can provide live-in nursing care – complex needs can be managed at home!   “Won’t it be cheaper in a home? Won’t they have economies of scale?” You may be surprised how cheap live-in care is compared to residential care fees, and those economies of scale can mean quality of life is compromised. For example, 81% of Live-in Care Hub clients say they get the food and drink they want, when they want it, compared to just 52% of nursing home residents and 8% of care residents think they do not get enough to eat and drink!    
    316 Posted by Anna Preston
  • If you or your loved one has complex medical needs is the only option to move into a nursing home or is live-in care still a possibility?     Life is never straightforward and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in how we age. Some people are healthy, active and happy up until their last days while others suffer from multiple conditions, each requiring careful management to ensure a good quality of life.   Research by the Live-in Care hub shows that 70% of respondents thought that their elderly relative might have to go into residential care, yet 97% of people wouldn’t want to move into a care home – even if they were ill or unable to cope on their own.   “Live-in care is just about keeping my Nan company isn’t it?” The discrepancy lies in the way in which people view home carers – especially live-in carers. The public perception is often of low-skilled workers with just enough to training to make a cup of tea and change soiled bedclothes.   The reality couldn’t be further from the dark picture the media likes to paint. Many home care roles are taken by people who have already got experience in caring for the elderly. Some have spent time looking after their own relatives and want to make it a career, while others are trained healthcare professionals who would prefer to work on a one-to-one basis with an individual client or couple.   Live-in carers are supported by their agencies who will organise training courses to cover specific areas of elderly care. It is perfectly possible to employ a live-in carer who has expertise in dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke recovery, or other conditions, and who is continuing to receive updates to their training during the time they are not at the client’s home.   “But Dad needs those injections and he can’t get out of bed on his own. Won’t he be better off in a nursing home?” Carers are trained to help transfer from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to toilet – that’s part of the service. Usually they will require the use of a hoist as they cannot lift a person single-handedly. Where the use of a hoist isn’t possible then two carers may be required to meet the needs of your father – but that still doesn’t mean he needs to move home!   Most live-in carers are not nurses and therefore cannot perform actual nursing duties such as giving injections or wound dressing. However the local District Nursing team may be able to visit, and some live-in care agencies can provide live-in nursing care – complex needs can be managed at home!   “Won’t it be cheaper in a home? Won’t they have economies of scale?” You may be surprised how cheap live-in care is compared to residential care fees, and those economies of scale can mean quality of life is compromised. For example, 81% of Live-in Care Hub clients say they get the food and drink they want, when they want it, compared to just 52% of nursing home residents and 8% of care residents think they do not get enough to eat and drink!    
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Dementia is a symptom of a number of illnesses characterised by a degradation in brain function. Here are some other facts and figures about the condition.   Research by the live-in care hub shows that dementia is now more feared than cancer. The study found that 34% of all adults fear suffering from the condition in later life, although more than half (52%) are now more comfortable talking about the condition than they were ten years ago.   With the total number of people with dementia set to rise by 38% over the next 15 years it’s vitally important that you talk to your family now, rather than later, about your wishes should dementia strike – especially if there is a family history of the condition.   What is dementia? Dementia is a symptom, not an illness. It can be caused by various illnesses, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common and thus well-known. Other forms include vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.   The precise direction dementia takes depends on the underlying cause but symptoms may include:   failure to recognise familiar people or situations disorientation mood changes hallucinations, delusions or “living in the past” reduced ability to care for oneself language loss, difficulty following a conversation or television programme memory loss, especially very short term memory   Caring for someone with dementia By 2037 the number of carers will have to have risen to 9 million to cope with rising numbers of sufferers. Currently more than 520,000 people have dementia caused by Alzheimers alone, and around 850,000 people have some form of dementia.   Sufferers of dementia respond well to highly individualised care. One sufferer may be perfectly capable of performing daily tasks – but be unable to look after themselves because their short term memory is so badly affected they cannot finish a task once started. Another may have difficulty with spatial awareness, making moving around their home difficult.   Familiarity can be important to people with dementia, and moving to a care home can be extremely unsettling.  Live in care or homecare services provided by a specialist carer trained in dementia care can be extremely beneficial, allowing the elderly person to maintain a high degree of independence. Keeping active and socialising can be extremely beneficial to people with dementia but it can be difficult for sufferers to do so without support from their family or a live-in carer. Not just a part of ageing Dementia is a specific type of brain damage and not an inevitable part of the ageing process. In fact, around 42,000 people are diagnosed with it before the age of 65. As the disease progresses you will lose your ability to think rationally so it is important to discuss your future with your family as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think there is a problem you should talk to your loved ones so that financial planning can start to support your care in the future. Ensuring that your family is aware of your wishes as regards where you live and who cares for you while you still have full mental capacity will improve your quality of care in the future.
    430 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Dementia is a symptom of a number of illnesses characterised by a degradation in brain function. Here are some other facts and figures about the condition.   Research by the live-in care hub shows that dementia is now more feared than cancer. The study found that 34% of all adults fear suffering from the condition in later life, although more than half (52%) are now more comfortable talking about the condition than they were ten years ago.   With the total number of people with dementia set to rise by 38% over the next 15 years it’s vitally important that you talk to your family now, rather than later, about your wishes should dementia strike – especially if there is a family history of the condition.   What is dementia? Dementia is a symptom, not an illness. It can be caused by various illnesses, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common and thus well-known. Other forms include vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.   The precise direction dementia takes depends on the underlying cause but symptoms may include:   failure to recognise familiar people or situations disorientation mood changes hallucinations, delusions or “living in the past” reduced ability to care for oneself language loss, difficulty following a conversation or television programme memory loss, especially very short term memory   Caring for someone with dementia By 2037 the number of carers will have to have risen to 9 million to cope with rising numbers of sufferers. Currently more than 520,000 people have dementia caused by Alzheimers alone, and around 850,000 people have some form of dementia.   Sufferers of dementia respond well to highly individualised care. One sufferer may be perfectly capable of performing daily tasks – but be unable to look after themselves because their short term memory is so badly affected they cannot finish a task once started. Another may have difficulty with spatial awareness, making moving around their home difficult.   Familiarity can be important to people with dementia, and moving to a care home can be extremely unsettling.  Live in care or homecare services provided by a specialist carer trained in dementia care can be extremely beneficial, allowing the elderly person to maintain a high degree of independence. Keeping active and socialising can be extremely beneficial to people with dementia but it can be difficult for sufferers to do so without support from their family or a live-in carer. Not just a part of ageing Dementia is a specific type of brain damage and not an inevitable part of the ageing process. In fact, around 42,000 people are diagnosed with it before the age of 65. As the disease progresses you will lose your ability to think rationally so it is important to discuss your future with your family as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think there is a problem you should talk to your loved ones so that financial planning can start to support your care in the future. Ensuring that your family is aware of your wishes as regards where you live and who cares for you while you still have full mental capacity will improve your quality of care in the future.
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Live-in care is provided on a personal basis – so does that mean you need two carers for a couple? Find out in this article.   When extra care support becomes inevitable it can seem equally inevitable that an elderly couple will need to be split up. While there are care homes that can take a couple spaces are limited and there may be waiting lists. Plus there will be two sets of fees to consider.   Unless both clients have very complex health needs it is usually the case that one home carer can provide care. With only one set of fees the cost is vastly reduced compared to the simple doubling of cost that occurs when you choose a care home. You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub about fees and agencies.   Care for one, companionship for two Often it is the case that one client needs significantly more care than the other. In some cases, bringing in a carer for the less independent person can reduce the load on the other and improve their independence as they no longer need to be a carer themselves.   A live-in carer of course provides homecare services for elderly people, but is also there for emotional support, and this can be extremely important to the client who has been providing care. Giving them a sympathetic ear to listen to them can significantly improve their mental health and give them a more positive outlook.   Different care needs, same carer It is rare that two people have precisely the same care needs as ageing affects people in different ways. A single live-in carer is able to tailor their service to the precise needs of the couple, cooking food that they both like or taking one to a hairdressers appointment while the other is at a social club. The needs of the couple as a couple can be considered providing a precisely tailored service to meet those needs.   Actually you might need two carers! While you only need to pay one fee for a couple you will probably get to know more than one carer. Carers are people, just like you but with years of experience in caring for the elderly and a significant number of hours of training in specialisms such as dementia, stroke victims or caring for Parkinson’s sufferers. If round the clock care is required then you will usually have a team of two or three carers who will work together on a rota to ensure that your loved ones are always cared for appropriately.   This ensures that your relatives will be cared for in their own home, surrounded by familiar possessions and pets and by people they can get to know and trust fully. You will need to discuss with your live-in care agency exactly how many carers will be on the rota, and for how long each will be staying with your family as it will depend on many factors such as how much support is needed overnight, and whether you are still intending to provide care during the day to allow the live-in carer a daily break from their duties.  
    308 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Live-in care is provided on a personal basis – so does that mean you need two carers for a couple? Find out in this article.   When extra care support becomes inevitable it can seem equally inevitable that an elderly couple will need to be split up. While there are care homes that can take a couple spaces are limited and there may be waiting lists. Plus there will be two sets of fees to consider.   Unless both clients have very complex health needs it is usually the case that one home carer can provide care. With only one set of fees the cost is vastly reduced compared to the simple doubling of cost that occurs when you choose a care home. You can find out more at the Live-in Care Hub about fees and agencies.   Care for one, companionship for two Often it is the case that one client needs significantly more care than the other. In some cases, bringing in a carer for the less independent person can reduce the load on the other and improve their independence as they no longer need to be a carer themselves.   A live-in carer of course provides homecare services for elderly people, but is also there for emotional support, and this can be extremely important to the client who has been providing care. Giving them a sympathetic ear to listen to them can significantly improve their mental health and give them a more positive outlook.   Different care needs, same carer It is rare that two people have precisely the same care needs as ageing affects people in different ways. A single live-in carer is able to tailor their service to the precise needs of the couple, cooking food that they both like or taking one to a hairdressers appointment while the other is at a social club. The needs of the couple as a couple can be considered providing a precisely tailored service to meet those needs.   Actually you might need two carers! While you only need to pay one fee for a couple you will probably get to know more than one carer. Carers are people, just like you but with years of experience in caring for the elderly and a significant number of hours of training in specialisms such as dementia, stroke victims or caring for Parkinson’s sufferers. If round the clock care is required then you will usually have a team of two or three carers who will work together on a rota to ensure that your loved ones are always cared for appropriately.   This ensures that your relatives will be cared for in their own home, surrounded by familiar possessions and pets and by people they can get to know and trust fully. You will need to discuss with your live-in care agency exactly how many carers will be on the rota, and for how long each will be staying with your family as it will depend on many factors such as how much support is needed overnight, and whether you are still intending to provide care during the day to allow the live-in carer a daily break from their duties.  
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Slowing down is a natural part of ageing – so how do you know the difference between what’s normal and when there’s a real issue with mobility?   Getting old inevitably means muscles and joints don’t work as well as they used to. It’s natural to take longer to walk to the shops, or to find carrying the shopping back again a little harder. One of the best ways to avoid mobility issues is to keep active for as long as possible, which can also help improve mental health and help retain independence, but sometimes nature has other ideas and conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, heart disease and obesity can make moving around difficult. Causes of mobility problems According to Live-in Care Hub one of the biggest causes of mobility problems is falling. Falls can result in broken bones, more common in the elderly as bone density decreases with age, and loss of confidence which in turn can reduce mobility and compound the problem. Even minor slips and stumbles can shake an elderly person’s confidence in themselves.   Heart disease can be another reason older people don’t move around as much. If activity brings on angina, breathlessness or a racing pulse the sufferer may start to be less mobile, especially out of the home.   Obesity can sometimes cause issues with mobility, with fat deposits making it harder for muscles to work. Not all obesity is caused simply by poor diet – diabetes, a common complaint in later years, can make the body stockpile fat reserves. Signs to look out for Mobility problems can occur instantly – as the result of a fall for example, or can gradually become apparent. If you are caring for an elderly person it can be important to take time regularly to assess their  needs, and arrange the appropriate homecare services  to support their independence. Signs to watch out for include: taking longer to answer the door a lack of fresh food in the house not seeing friends or attending clubs for several days, missing appointments standards of housework or tidiness deteriorating finding it harder to stand up or sitting down unsteadily having difficulties with stairs, even just in one direction finding it hard to balance when walking, appearing unsteady   What should I do if I notice a problem? Mobility issues can lead to reduced mobility which can lead to further mobility problems. It is important that the issue is brought to the attention of the doctor caring for the elderly person. Some medications can cause balance problems, and if the symptoms are identified the dose can be altered or medication changed to avoid the problem getting worse. Encouraging movement can help strengthen muscles and improve balance. Suggest a walk in the garden or park. A good way to get exercise is to go swimming or attend an aquafit class – some areas have specialist sessions for older swimmers where the water is warmer and the atmosphere is calmer. Ensure trip hazards are removed from the home to guard against falls. Dementia sufferers can have problems with spatial awareness to make sure you keep doors clear and take up rugs.  
    313 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Slowing down is a natural part of ageing – so how do you know the difference between what’s normal and when there’s a real issue with mobility?   Getting old inevitably means muscles and joints don’t work as well as they used to. It’s natural to take longer to walk to the shops, or to find carrying the shopping back again a little harder. One of the best ways to avoid mobility issues is to keep active for as long as possible, which can also help improve mental health and help retain independence, but sometimes nature has other ideas and conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, heart disease and obesity can make moving around difficult. Causes of mobility problems According to Live-in Care Hub one of the biggest causes of mobility problems is falling. Falls can result in broken bones, more common in the elderly as bone density decreases with age, and loss of confidence which in turn can reduce mobility and compound the problem. Even minor slips and stumbles can shake an elderly person’s confidence in themselves.   Heart disease can be another reason older people don’t move around as much. If activity brings on angina, breathlessness or a racing pulse the sufferer may start to be less mobile, especially out of the home.   Obesity can sometimes cause issues with mobility, with fat deposits making it harder for muscles to work. Not all obesity is caused simply by poor diet – diabetes, a common complaint in later years, can make the body stockpile fat reserves. Signs to look out for Mobility problems can occur instantly – as the result of a fall for example, or can gradually become apparent. If you are caring for an elderly person it can be important to take time regularly to assess their  needs, and arrange the appropriate homecare services  to support their independence. Signs to watch out for include: taking longer to answer the door a lack of fresh food in the house not seeing friends or attending clubs for several days, missing appointments standards of housework or tidiness deteriorating finding it harder to stand up or sitting down unsteadily having difficulties with stairs, even just in one direction finding it hard to balance when walking, appearing unsteady   What should I do if I notice a problem? Mobility issues can lead to reduced mobility which can lead to further mobility problems. It is important that the issue is brought to the attention of the doctor caring for the elderly person. Some medications can cause balance problems, and if the symptoms are identified the dose can be altered or medication changed to avoid the problem getting worse. Encouraging movement can help strengthen muscles and improve balance. Suggest a walk in the garden or park. A good way to get exercise is to go swimming or attend an aquafit class – some areas have specialist sessions for older swimmers where the water is warmer and the atmosphere is calmer. Ensure trip hazards are removed from the home to guard against falls. Dementia sufferers can have problems with spatial awareness to make sure you keep doors clear and take up rugs.  
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  • 06 Aug 2019
    Caring for a loved one can be difficult, but a live-in carer can help take some of the strain as we discuss in this article.     Caring for your elderly relatives, whether they are your parents, aunts, uncles or cousins, can be a rewarding job. Being able to spend quality time with them, to really get to know them and to be able to ease their final years.   It can also be a thankless job. Research by the live in care hub shows that, when talking about caring for a parent with dementia, a whopping 78% believe they would end up resenting their loved one. The reasons for this are many and include: lack of knowledge of how to care for someone with dementia means well-meaning attempts to communicate can have adverse effects, leading to anxiety, confusion and anger in the sufferer; needing to put your own life on hold to run someone else’s can cause feelings of resentment; having to perform caring tasks, such as helping with toileting, can strain family relationships; not being able to take a break is exhausting and can lead to depression.   What does a live-in carer do? Live-in care varies from providing companionship and 24/7 supervision for an elderly person who might be a high risk of falling or having a medical emergency to providing full care for someone who cannot care for themselves any longer.   A carer can do light housework, cook nutritious meals, drive your relative to healthcare appointments or to spend time at day centres, help with toileting or bathing, ensuring medication is taken and help them get dressed and undressed at the start and end of the day. In addition to general caring responsibilities, a live-in carer will also act as a friend and companion for your loved one. They can encourage them to continue their hobbies and support them to try new experiences. Or they can just be there to make lots of cups of tea and listen to their client talking about the good old days.   Specialist care Many live-in carers have previously worked in caring or healthcare roles and have specialisms in caring for particular conditions. Dementia specialist carers, for example, understand how to communicate with a confused patient to ensure they remain happy and calm. They can suggest ways in which the home can be made more dementia friendly – and recommend which areas which should be left alone. Whilst they are not night shift workers they do accept that they may have to get up in the night to help their client use the toilet, or to prevent night wandering if they awake in a confused state. This gives you peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for even when you can’t be in their house with them.   Relief Care You may not yet need a full-time live-in carer, being happy to provide some of the care yourself. Some agencies can provide short-term cover, allowing you to take a break from your caring responsibilities. This could be to allow you to take a holiday, or on a regular basis, for example over the weekend.
    278 Posted by Anna Preston
  • Caring for a loved one can be difficult, but a live-in carer can help take some of the strain as we discuss in this article.     Caring for your elderly relatives, whether they are your parents, aunts, uncles or cousins, can be a rewarding job. Being able to spend quality time with them, to really get to know them and to be able to ease their final years.   It can also be a thankless job. Research by the live in care hub shows that, when talking about caring for a parent with dementia, a whopping 78% believe they would end up resenting their loved one. The reasons for this are many and include: lack of knowledge of how to care for someone with dementia means well-meaning attempts to communicate can have adverse effects, leading to anxiety, confusion and anger in the sufferer; needing to put your own life on hold to run someone else’s can cause feelings of resentment; having to perform caring tasks, such as helping with toileting, can strain family relationships; not being able to take a break is exhausting and can lead to depression.   What does a live-in carer do? Live-in care varies from providing companionship and 24/7 supervision for an elderly person who might be a high risk of falling or having a medical emergency to providing full care for someone who cannot care for themselves any longer.   A carer can do light housework, cook nutritious meals, drive your relative to healthcare appointments or to spend time at day centres, help with toileting or bathing, ensuring medication is taken and help them get dressed and undressed at the start and end of the day. In addition to general caring responsibilities, a live-in carer will also act as a friend and companion for your loved one. They can encourage them to continue their hobbies and support them to try new experiences. Or they can just be there to make lots of cups of tea and listen to their client talking about the good old days.   Specialist care Many live-in carers have previously worked in caring or healthcare roles and have specialisms in caring for particular conditions. Dementia specialist carers, for example, understand how to communicate with a confused patient to ensure they remain happy and calm. They can suggest ways in which the home can be made more dementia friendly – and recommend which areas which should be left alone. Whilst they are not night shift workers they do accept that they may have to get up in the night to help their client use the toilet, or to prevent night wandering if they awake in a confused state. This gives you peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for even when you can’t be in their house with them.   Relief Care You may not yet need a full-time live-in carer, being happy to provide some of the care yourself. Some agencies can provide short-term cover, allowing you to take a break from your caring responsibilities. This could be to allow you to take a holiday, or on a regular basis, for example over the weekend.
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  • 24 Jul 2019
    IPL is a method of skin treatment which is used by the medical practitioners and cosmetic, and it also includes the removal of hair, treatment of acne, and many other skin related problems. This technology uses the hand-held, high-powered computer for controlling the visible, intense, and broad-spectrum. If you want to know more about the hair removal process and how it can easily remove all the unwanted hair of your body, then you have to read the article carefully. In this article, you will learn the importance of the IPL handset and how the treatment work.  How IPL hair removal works?It is similar to the laser treatment, and it especially focuses on destroying the hair with a focused line of the light. When the light comes in contact with the hair or the root of the hair, then it will convert into a form of the heat energy and which result in vaporizing the hair.If you are going for the IPL treatment, then the doctors will ask you to wear special goggles, and before starting the treatment, they will apply a chilled over the skin.  How can you easily remove hair with the IPL handset?The handset comes with many advantages, and the best one is that you can do the hair removal treatment with ease at your home. Let us discuss the various benefits of using the handset for hair removal. 1. Less timeWhen you use the best handset for the hair removal, then you will notice that all of your unwanted hair will remove in less time. If you want to go for the best, then you can choose the handset of the RoseSkinCo, and the best thing is that they will also offer a special discount with this discount code ‘ROSE’ to get $20 off. It will be best for you to grab the deal. 2. Tighten poresIf you are doing the hair removal at your home, then you will see that the machine will tighten the pores not to grow hair on the skin. It is one of the main benefits of using the handset, and it also helps in improving the skin tone. These all are things that you need to know about the intense pulsed light treatment with the handset. You can also go for the various treatment centers for hair removal and solving some of the other skin problems.
    440 Posted by Nayem Chowdhury
  • IPL is a method of skin treatment which is used by the medical practitioners and cosmetic, and it also includes the removal of hair, treatment of acne, and many other skin related problems. This technology uses the hand-held, high-powered computer for controlling the visible, intense, and broad-spectrum. If you want to know more about the hair removal process and how it can easily remove all the unwanted hair of your body, then you have to read the article carefully. In this article, you will learn the importance of the IPL handset and how the treatment work.  How IPL hair removal works?It is similar to the laser treatment, and it especially focuses on destroying the hair with a focused line of the light. When the light comes in contact with the hair or the root of the hair, then it will convert into a form of the heat energy and which result in vaporizing the hair.If you are going for the IPL treatment, then the doctors will ask you to wear special goggles, and before starting the treatment, they will apply a chilled over the skin.  How can you easily remove hair with the IPL handset?The handset comes with many advantages, and the best one is that you can do the hair removal treatment with ease at your home. Let us discuss the various benefits of using the handset for hair removal. 1. Less timeWhen you use the best handset for the hair removal, then you will notice that all of your unwanted hair will remove in less time. If you want to go for the best, then you can choose the handset of the RoseSkinCo, and the best thing is that they will also offer a special discount with this discount code ‘ROSE’ to get $20 off. It will be best for you to grab the deal. 2. Tighten poresIf you are doing the hair removal at your home, then you will see that the machine will tighten the pores not to grow hair on the skin. It is one of the main benefits of using the handset, and it also helps in improving the skin tone. These all are things that you need to know about the intense pulsed light treatment with the handset. You can also go for the various treatment centers for hair removal and solving some of the other skin problems.
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