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The month of April is Stress Awareness Month – so all this month, we will be taking a look at stress and providing you with some hints & tips of healthy coping mechanisms for you to implement. Here are our first top 5 tips to help reduce stress:

  1. Start your day with Breakfast
  2. Find 10 minutes during your day to meditate or listen to relaxation track
  3. Keep changing your daily routine, meet a friend or colleague for lunch and allow time to relax and enjoy it
  4. Switch from drinking coffee to a healthier alternative such as green tea or fruit juice
  5. Organise your work by setting priorities

We will be uploading some more tips throughout the month to help you manage your stress and some practical steps on how you can relax your mind and body.

With World Parkinson’s awareness day upon us we are coming together for #uniteforparkinsons. his incurable disease affects nearly 10 million people in their everyday lives and we are joining their communities around the world to raise awareness on a larger scale. Parkinson’s is a neurological condition which develops progressively differing in speed and stages for
each individual. People who have this condition aren’t able to produce the chemical dopamine due to the nerve cells that create this could have died. Even though there isn’t a definitive reason as to why this happened, researchers believe it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

As these conditions continue to develop these individuals could be reliant to care at home including domiciliary, palliative and respite care. Secure Healthcare Solutions work with clients with similar situations and we thoroughly enjoy providing a service which benefits our clients living at home as well as those in nursing homes. Living with Parkinson’s can vary from person to person however in the severe cases full time live in care are required which not everyone is able to cater for. As care at home is becoming more appealing, domiciliary carers are able to help out as and when needed.

Secure Healthcare Solutions are joining together to show our support for #uniteforparkinsons why don’t you show your support and spread the word!

 

Welcome to April! What a beautiful month it is. This month we have stress awareness month and with stress being such a common strain that affects everyone every single day, we are spreading the
word across April to help you understand the signs and symptoms of stress. With confrontational circumstances being the cause of an individual’s mental and emotional strain it
leaves people feeling deflated, depleted and low energy levels which are all common symptoms of stress. There are many different symptoms that can cause a person to feel stressed which stems
from different situations.

Working within the healthcare industry and providing to a range of different clients working within NHS hospitals and private homes we are fully aware of how these settings can be quite stressful. With
our temporary staffing solutions, we are able to take the stress off of you and help you find the solution to your problem. With healthcare professionals struggling to cope with their stress levels;
normally being overworked with not enough time away, we as an agency are happy to help relieve stress and help all allied healthcare professionals have a happy, balanced life.
Over the month, Secure Healthcare Solutions are going to be spreading the awareness of stress and how to cope with it to help you feel as happy and confident as our agency workers.
Social media tips So I was thinking this could be put either on the instagram and facebook stories or in a branded square similar to the training one posted across the month to help people know how to prevent
stress.

Summer is coming! Who else is glad that winter is over? I’m sure our Registered Nurses and Healthcare assistants are glad that they aren’t waking up to the cold. With constant work coming in for our temporary staff we have been able to provide our clients with a high-quality service.

Our agency nurses and carers work within client’s homes, private healthcare and within the NHS, they have shown their dedication to providing a bespoke service and professionalism in every scenario they are placed in. At Secure Healthcare Solutions, we pride ourselves on our excellent RGN’s, RMN’s, RNLD’s, HCA’s, Support workers and NHS staff as they are our community. They are the reason Secure Healthcare Solutions are one of the leading agencies within the UK and continuously represent the company the highest standard.

This month we have selected our carer of the month due to her dedication to her work, dropping things at the last minute to cover urgent shifts and to her applauding reviews from clients who constantly asking for her back we have selected Dorothy for HCA of the month. Our nurse of the month has shown a high-quality service within nursing homes and throughout the NHS being able to be placed on a block booking and moving on to different wards to help accommodate for the hospital, for this we have selected Patience.

We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the temporary staff that helps solve our client’s solutions. A massive round of applause and thanks is shown not just to these wonderful ladies but also to our Secure Healthcare Solutions family. Thank you for your support.

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As we reflect on March we couldn’t be any prouder to select Patience and Dorothy for their dedication, hard work and passion for their job. Here’s to the selected HCA and Nurse of March!

Did you know that almost half of the world’s population don’t receive full coverage for the essential health care services that they require? Or that near 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty due to not being able to pay for their healthcare?

The UK is lucky to have the NHS, however, most countries don’t have the same luxuries as we do. We are capable of providing training for Nurses and Healthcare assistants to provide the highest quality of care required to ensure our country doesn’t fall to a similar fate to others. As a country we are fortunate to be able to provide live in carers and domiciliary care to individuals who struggle to leave their homes on the other hand poorer countries are required to travel miles in order to see a doctor to provide them with medication or receive treatment for any illnesses they may have which can cost a wealthy amount.

Universal health coverage (UHC) allows communities the opportunity to receive healthcare services for a small cost ensuring that individuals are able to get better without having to suffer from financial hardship. There services include health promotion to prevent, treat, rehabilitate and offer palliative care. With this in place their services are easily accessible to everyone who shows the more significant causes of diseases or death and assures that their good quality allows improvement to the individuals who receive these services.

As nation we are lucky to receive the healthcare that we are provided. With allied healthcare professionals at hand to query a mild cough to extreme diseases we have a healthcare service in place to ensure we are constantly healthy; whereas poorer countries are required to rely on UHC to help with their health. World Health Day is today, and we are asking you to cherish the healthcare industry as much as we do as we are a fortunate nation to receive such luxuries other countries aren’t able to receive. Thank your doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants for the service they provide; don’t take advantage of the national health services in place see your local pharmacy instead because the doctor’s appointment you’ve booked may be more useful to another individual.

On the 24th March 1882, a Doctor name Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis which still affects people every day. World Tuberculosis Day (TB) is a way to spread the word in relation to the economic, social and health significances caused by TB. Due to this day over 130 years ago, we were able to open the doors in investigating a cure for the disease.

With nearly 30,000 people being affected by this deadly infectious disease each day, around 4,500 people lose their lives to this illness every 24 hours. With the contributions from around the world since the year 2000, healthcare professionals have been able to defeat and save around 54 million peoples live from TB.

This year’s theme for World Tuberculosis day is ‘It’s time.’ We never know when something could change in our lives. So, value your time with the people around you, enjoy every moment you have and live every second to the maximum.

Secure Healthcare Solutions are proud to support the elimination of racial discrimination with a diverse workforce sharing our services to everyone.

As a human being, we are born free and equal, none of us is any different from one another. We may be different races. We may be diverse in the languages we speak. Our cultures could be completely different. However, we are all born with the same rights.

As an agency, we have a variety of staff types such as nurses, healthcare assistants and support workers who work within the NHS and the private sector. Each candidate is different and diverse in many ways however as a company we treat everyone with the same equality and respect as we treat one another.

The exceptional office team allow our healthcare professionals to feel as though they are part of a family or community rather than a workplace. With the friendly team here for every nurse, healthcare assistant and support worker, we also pride ourselves in making our clients feel part of the Secure Healthcare Solutions family.

Being able to have a workplace that is solidified by feeling like a family unit, Secure Healthcare Solutions have the full confidence that we are racially diverse and accepting of any race or culture that join our family.

In the past the UK as a country has suffered with extreme weather conditions, particularly during winter – March is no different. The highest temperature on average is 10 degrees and 2 degrees for the lowest.

It is in this time when we have to pay more attention to our elderly loved ones, as this cold weather can translate into health problems or worsen conditions, especially during stormy or distressing weather. The exposure to cold can cause our own temperature to drop below the normal level which can, in turn, lead to hypothermia.

Domiciliary care or care at home is one of the best options to take care of our elders during this time, as it allows the patient to stay in the comfort of their own home receiving the best care.

With our care at home services, you can rest knowing that your loved ones are in good hands – Our highly trained carers make sure that our elders are safe and warm in their own homes.

However, there are many ways all of us can each other in ensuring loved ones are prepared for colder days and adverse weather. We are urging friends and family to share some tips on how to deal with cold temperatures:

Avoiding Falls & Bumps

  • Stretch your muscles and joints before going for a walk
  • If the weather conditions are too rough, make arrangements for someone to shovel and salt the drive.
  • Install handrails on the outside and inside of the property.
  • Wear thick shoes with non-slip rubber soles – Plastic and leather soled shoes tend to be the worst for walking on slippery paths.

Stay Indoors

  • Cold temperatures, snow, rain, and wind can all steal body heat. Wind especially as it removes the layer of heated air from around the body.
  • If you have to go outside, make sure you are covering your mouth, head and fingers.
  • Stay dry, Wet clothing chills the body quickly

Keeping Warm

  • Make sure that you are able to maintain your body temperature. You can achieve this by wearing several layers of clothes and wearing warm slippers around the house. It is recommendable wearing several layers instead of a thick one as the body warmth is trapped between the layers.
  • Make sure all the windows and doors between rooms are closed. Coming to the curtains will help to keep your house warm.
  • Have a blanket or a throw to cover your feet, shoulders or legs.
  • Make sure your central heating system has been serviced and your chimney has been swept.
  • Turn the heating on. If it is not possible heating all the rooms, make sure that the living room is kept warm and turn the heater on the bedroom before bed or place a hot water bottle in bed.
  • Never cover heaters and fires, such as with drying clothes.
  • Hot Meals are an easy way of keeping body temperature. Meals such as soups keep you warm, satiated and it is full of vitamins and minerals.
  • Keep basic food items in stock.
  • Keep a list with emergency numbers handy

Day to Day Habits

  • Make sure you keep yourself hydrated in winter, even if you are not thirsty. The recommended daily water intake is from 8-10 glasses per day.
  • Eat frequently, relative light meals.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine
  • Warm beverages and food to help you stay warm.

While at home, keep active in order to increase blood flow that will lead to warmer body heat.

Our care at home services ensures that your loved ones are protected from the dangers of cold weather, regularly checking that they are warm enough, monitoring room temperatures and ensuring the house is kept warm day & night.

Our trained Care assistants can help with daily tasks such as bathing, cleaning the house, preparing hot and warm meals whilst also offering day-to-day support and companionship.

Are you looking for care at home services? There are many benefits to choosing homecare. Care at home is a lot more flexible, offering different levels of care tailored exclusively for you.

Contact us today and find out how our qualified team of carers can help you.

The very first International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911 and is still celebrated in this day and age on the 8th March and what a day it is to celebrate. We have come such a long way from 1908 where women were subjected to inequality and maltreatment; to a day and age where women are as equal as men. With 15,000 women marching in New York City in 1908 to appeal for us to receive a pay increase, shorter hours and the right to vote; it has been over a century since and the world is a place where women and girls feel empowered every day.

This year the theme for IWD is #BalanceforBetter. With the world constantly evolving the human race needs to match this forward thinking world and create a gender-balanced universe. We all have a role and it is our job to fulfil this all the time, everywhere we go. At Secure Healthcare Solutions, we fully support #BalanceforBetter. As Balance is not considered a women’s issue and more so a business issue Secure Healthcare Solutions are proud to say we allow all of our agency nurses, support workers and Healthcare assistants the same opportunities as one another.

With a gender-balanced workplace, a collective sex of agency staff members and a cultural management team Secure Healthcare Solutions are supporting #BalanceforBetter

  

February is the month of love and we have loved our healthcare professionals. Not only have we loved them, so have our clients. Everyone needed a date this Valentines and luckily we were able to pencil some of our finest agency nurses, healthcare assistants and support workers into our client’s diary.

We have had an overwhelming applause for our agency carers and nurses over the duration of February and couldn’t be prouder over the reviews we have received. As an agency, we have been able to provide a high quality of service and professionalism due to the remarkable staff members that have joined us.  With the constant flow of work, the reliability of our healthcare professionals and the persistence of the sublime office staff; we have been able to guarantee our clients a 95% fulfilment rate!

This month we had so many incredible staff members and it was a struggle to decide the best of the best however we have come to a collective decision and our February Nurse of the month is Irene and our February HCA of the Month is Yusupha! As an agency you have set the standards for our existing and future staff, picking up every shift possible to you, helping us in urgent situations and being a joy for our clients to work with we couldn’t thank you enough.