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In 2020, home care nursing was the second fastest growing job sector in the UK, with an increase of over 150%, according to data published by Indeed. 7 out of the top 10 fastest growing jobs are in the healthcare sector.

Although there are nurse staffing shortages, and with the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for Nurses, this highlights that there are opportunities for Nurses to explore career options and to discover new nursing roles. With an increase for the number of home care jobs, we understand that it is important to educate nurses to adapt and make moves from a hospital environment to home care.

71% of people that require care and support, prefer to remain in their own home, as they age. We live in an ageing population and the number of individuals requiring care and support continues to increase. With a growing need of individuals preferring home care close to their loved ones and around their loved ones, there is a growing need for Nurses to work within a home care setting.

For a Nurse job, a nurse degree will be required. Individuals will start nursing careers as registered general nurses and have opportunities to progress careers to become specialist nurses.

For a Nursing Degree, there is grants available to receive £5,000 funded by the government to support with university fees. Click here to find out more.

Nurses.co.uk outlines that there are over 669,854 registered Nurses in the UK and a nursing degree is considered to be the most employable in the UK, 94% of graduates discover a job within 6 months of finishing their degree. When starting your career within the nursing industry, it is a job for life and it has excellent career progression opportunities, depending on your willingness to gain qualifications and experience.

Some of the major benefits of working as a Nurse at Secure Healthcare Solutions within a home care environment include:
– Rewarding salaries, higher compared to RGN roles in hospitals
– Flexible shifts around your availability
– Healthier relationships with service users

Home Care Nursing
Home Care Nursing

Within the UK, there is various different types of Nurses in the UK. A RGN is the most common type of Nurse in the UK. This is the best way to start your Nursing profession, after getting your Nursing licence. Within the homecare environment, Nurses will work closely with healthcare staff, CCG’s and doctors to ensure quality care and support has been provided. You then have opportunities to progress to become RNLD or RMN nurses, where qualifications and training will be required.

Some of the key responsibilities of a Nurse include:

  • Assisting in the safe ordering of medicines, storing and administering.
  • Completing nurse notes accurately, ensuring all notes are up to date.
  • Assessing care needs and ensuring care plans and records are assessed, up to date and accurate.
  • Visit the client daily to assess their needs, always seeking to improve care delivered to clients.
  • Ensure that each clients dignity is respected and client information is kept confidential.
  • Communicating with care home staff and nurses to share information about the patients care needs.
  • Attend and communicate in meetings if required, sharing important information.
  • Completing any other duties required by the care manager, senior nurse or doctors to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • As a healthcare agency, we are hiring registered nurses, RMN’s and RNLD nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes and for home care. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our Nurses free training to allow them to become specialist Nurses and for career progression. Join our team of valued Nurses, where we offer great rewarding salaries and benefits.

Find out more about Nursing jobs in the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449.

Working as a healthcare assistant, the role is generally varied and can include working alongside Nurses in care homes, hospitals or within GP’s.
If you are considering a career in care, then becoming an HCA could be the role for you to specialise.

For a HCA role, there is no set requirements, however there is certain skills and personal characteristics that you must have for you to pursue this career option.
– You need to be patient and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
– Have a caring and friendly personality
– For this role stamina and endurance is required, as there is a lot movement involved
– Great communication skills to use effectively with service users and great listening skills
– Ability to work well with others, this includes service users, healthcare professionals and with family members
– Excellent written and spoken English skills are required
– Willing to undertake personal care (washing, assisting with toilet etc.)

Working as HCA has many responsibilities, these could be regular routine responsibilities and can also change depending on the clients needs, you need to have the ability to adapt to certain situations.

As a healthcare assistant, you will be providing care and support to those in need:
– Washing and dressing patients if required
– Serving and assisting with food preparation to feed patients
– Assistance with movement around the house
– Making and changing beds
– Assistance with toileting
– Taking and recording basic interventions such as blood pressure, temperature and finger prick testing, weight etc.
– Listening and talking with patients
– Sterilising equipment
– Keeping supplies and equipment in order
– Administering basic medicine and bandaging wounds if required. For this, HCA’s will be provided training to apply this
to service users

Healthcare Assistant
Healthcare Assistant

How Secure Healthcare could help?
Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we require 6 months experience and we provide full training to allow you to gain skills and knowledge to support service users. Our services are regulated by the CQC.

We will not throw you in the deep end, we can arrange shadow shifts to be completed. This is where, you will shadow a senior member of the team, allowing you to get hands on experience, gain confidence and understand the role. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions.

For our healthcare assistants, we provide ongoing support, through training and qualifications, we also supervise and carry out spot checks to identify any potential training needs.

At Secure Healthcare, you can choose when you want to work, so if you require full-time hours, part time or extra shifts alongside your regular job, then a flexible role could be just for you.

Secure Healthcare is always hiring health care assistants across the West Midlands and Staffordshire. We are always seeking highly passionate health care workers to join our care team. If you believe, you have the right skills and characteristics, or want to find out more about the benefits of working for Secure Healthcare.

Sobia’s experience of working as a healthcare assistant

Sobia’s experience of working as a healthcare assistant at Secure Healthcare.

“For a healthcare assistant role, you have to have a strong character and be passionate about providing care. Working as a carer is not an easy ride, there is daily responsibilities based on individual client needs, however there is unexpected challenges that arise over the course of providing care”.

We have healthcare jobs across the Midlands & Staffordshire, whether you are seeking part time, full time or the odd shifts around your availability, then discover the latest roles using our job search tool or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449.

There is over 40 million people that have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. Approximately 27 million people have received both doses to provide maximum protection and here at Secure Healthcare Solutions we highly encourage individuals to come forward to be vaccinated to help protect against the threat of the new variants.

Public Health England outlines that 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are highly effective against the (Delta) variant, identified in India. This reduces the risk of hospitalisation and death, which prevents the NHS hospitals being overwhelmed and to prevent another lockdown occurring in the UK.

PHE research carried out shows that individuals that received a single dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have an 80% lower risk of death, and the second dose provides 85 to 90% protection against COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides 80% protection after one dose and 97% after 2 doses.

The UK is one of the leading nations to have vaccinated the population. Over 60% of the population has been vaccinated.
Click here to find out more about the COVID 19 vaccine.

Secure Healthcare Solutions is in the healthcare industry and is a healthcare staffing agency providing quality care and support to service users within care homes, hospitals and for homecare. Our staff members get priority to receive the COVID 19 vaccine and our patients that we care and provide support for have had the priority to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. As the people that we provide care for in the vulnerable category, we highly encourage individuals to take the vaccine.

We provide our service users PPE, including gloves, face masks and sanitiser. Our staff are also provided this too and appropriate PPE clothing to ensure our service users feel comfortable and safe. As a healthcare agency, safety is imperative for us when it comes to COVID 19 and we ensure that we follow all the government guidelines.

COVID 19 vaccine
COVID 19 vaccine

Our healthcare staff and patients are regularly tested for COVID 19 through rapid lateral flow home tests kits.

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we understand that there is a lot of negative rumours about the vaccine, whether it is safe and the long-term side effects of the vaccine.

Who should not receive not receive the vaccine?
– Pregnant women
– Children under 16 (Moderna)
– Children under 18 (Astrazeneca/Oxford vaccine & Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine)
– History of allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to ingredients in the vaccine, if you unsure about this, before being vaccinated, ask members of staff.

Side effects of having the COVID-19 vaccine
There are many side effects of taking the COVID 19 vaccine, that are generally mild and should not last longer than a week.
These include:
– A sore arm, where the needle has been put in
– Fatigue
– Headaches
– Body aches
– Feeling or being sick

If you have any of the symptoms above, it is recommended to take paracetamols

If you want to find out more about how we support our service users and also how we support our staff with COVID 19 to ensure safety and individuals feeling comfortable, then please feel free to call us on 0121 285 9449. We highly encourage all our staff and service users to take the COVID 19 vaccine.

Working in the summer as a healthcare worker for a healthcare agency can be difficult because of the warm weather conditions. It is important that you stay cool and cool yourself down to prevent exhaustion.
Warm weather can cause health risks. It is vital that you identify the signs if someone is struggling in the warm weather and what you should do to protect yourself and service users from the heat.
There are various symptoms that individuals can experience in heat. These include:
* Heat stroke, which is life threatening illness in which the body temperature may be above (41 °C) within a short a short period of time.
* Heat cramps, muscle pains or spasms that occur during heavy exercise. Generally, you get these in your abdomen, arms and legs.
* Difficulty breathing and increased heart rate
* Dehydration, nausea or vomiting
* Difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, faintness and changes in behaviour
* Heat can affect the heart and respiratory system

Secure Healthcare’s tips to keep your body temperature down
Take regular showers and baths
We highly encourage you to take regular cool showers or baths. If you are providing home care for an individual, it may require you to assist an individual with a shower or bath. Even though it can be difficult during a warm period, it is important that patients regularly have a bath.

Drink regularly
While providing personal home care to an individual during the warm weather, one the most important things is to stay hydrated, particularly by drinking water and juice regularly. On average you are supposed to drink 2 litres of water a day, however during the warm weather we encourage you increase this intake. If you are providing care for an individual, you should monitor their daily fluid intake to ensure service users are hydrated.

Wear comfortable clothing
For our live-in carers, it is advised to wear clothing that is appropriate for warm weather conditions. This could be by wearing loose clothing which helps individuals feel comfortable. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our employees short sleeve tops and clothing appropriate for warm weather conditions. When providing care to patients it is important that they are dressed appropriately and feel comfortable, particularly during the warm weather.

healthcare worker
healthcare worker

Eat cold foods
During the warm weather, we encourage you to eat cold food, as opposed to hot food, eating food with high water content will also keep you hydrated, eating healthy foods such as fruits and salads contributes to a large amount of water to your diet.

Stay in the shade
When it is really hot, stay in the shade as much as possible to avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion, it is recommended to stay in the shade as much as you can. Although sun is the best way to receive vitamin D, it is important to wear sunglasses and sun cream when outdoors to protect you from the sun.

Ventilated room
The room should be ventilated to ensure there is fresh air coming into the house. This is generally done by opening windows within the property. You could also use fans and air conditioning to ensure yourself or somebody you provide care for feel comfortable.

As a healthcare company, it is important that our staff and service users feel comfortable during the warm weather. Our staff have been professionally trained to deal with individuals in the warm weather.

Contact us on 0121 285 9449 or email us on homecare@securehealthcaresolutions to see how we can support you as staff or provide home care for your loved ones during the warm weather.

Over the last 10 years, there has been a major increase for children requiring Complex Care. There has been a 50% increase of individuals requiring Complex Care and there are over 100,000 children and young people that have complex needs.

One of the main reasons for this is because there has been an increase in the number of babies born with complex disabilities.
Caring for a young individual with complex needs can be difficult, particularly because young children are likely to be very needy at a young age, growing up. Young children that have complex needs attend school and it is important the correct support and care are provided around their education.

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide complex care for young children, which is person-centered specialist support for young adults that have a long-term health condition, which could be due to a chronic illness, disability, or when discharged from hospital for care or treatment. As a healthcare agency, we understand that a young individual’s care needs are unique, therefore it is vital that we provide tailored care and support to care for these needs.

Complex Care
can be provided within a home environment, as Live-in care which is around-the-clock care in the comfort of your own home. Visiting care is when care is provided on an hourly basis when you require support, it may be for a few hours a day. Respite care is when care is delivered on a short-term basis, as individuals’ loved ones could be busy with other commitments or could be on holiday, also if the individual has been discharged from hospital extra support and care may be required to help you loved ones recover.

Those with a long-term illness or injury will benefit from Complex Care to accommodate towards individual needs. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we have a team of clinical Nurses with years of medical expertise and experience who work collaboratively with case managers to ensure the right level of care is provided

NHS funding for young children that require Complex Care
The NHS provides funding for young individuals that have complex health needs, and qualify for FREE social care which is funded by the NHS, known as NHS continuing healthcare.

Complex Care
Complex Care

Young individuals that require complex care will be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals to assess care needs.
To discover more about Complex Care funding provided by the NHS, click here

There are many Complex Care conditions that we provide care and support for.
Including:
– Acquired brain Injury
– Spinal cord injuries
– Renal care
Palliative care
– Cerebral palsy
– Neurological conditions (MS & MND)
– Stroke & hypertension
– Parkinson’s and Huntington’s
Diabetes care
– Catheter, bowel & stoma care
– Tracheostomy care
– Gastronomy care
– Ventilated patients
Continence care
– PEG feeding
– Tracheostomy care

For those that are seeking Complex Care for yourself or a loved one, find out more about our Complex Care services by clicking here and contact our team on 0121 285 9449.

If you are seeking Complex Care within a care home or at home, Secure Healthcare offers this across the Midlands and Staffordshire.

Find out more about our Complex Care services and if you have any questions or queries, please contact one of the team members who are happy to help.

An individual with a learning disability often finds it difficult to understand and perform day to day tasks. Tasks may take longer to perform and some may require support from a carer to complete care. The individual living with a learning disability may find it difficult to process complicated information, interaction with other people can be a struggle, apart from primary carers who they are likely to have built a relationship with. Statistics show that 1.5mn people have a learning disability. Sometimes learning disabilities can be associated with conditions such as autism, individuals living with a learning disability will not require the same level of care. To find out more about various learning disabilities click on the link.

Individuals with learning difficulties may struggle to undertake day to day tasks, particularly if they have autism, these individuals may struggle to cook and clean, to being unable to fill in paperwork and pay bills. Individuals problems may vary and the care and support required will also differ.

Individuals living with learning difficulties often find it difficult to mix with society, and often have trouble looking after themselves. If you or your loved ones are struggling to cope alone, we encourage you to contact us, so we can support and provide care for individuals with learning difficulties.

Our live-in carers will follow a structured tailored care plan devised by our care managers after an initial care assessment has been carried out. The care plan has been devised to ensure loved ones feel safe and secure around their surroundings.

Carers will identify and adapt learn the preferences of the individuals to create a detailed care plan which will enable them to live independently. It is our carers responsibility to ensure that individuals physical and emotional needs are met. Our live-in carers may assist individuals with cooking, cleaning, washing, assisting with grocery shops or attending various places.

Our carers will develop a strong friendly relationship with the individual requiring care. They aim to involve your loved one with as many different activities aligned to the individuals interests, to keep them engaged and ensure there is a routine.

Disability Services
Disability Services

Caring for a loved one with a learning disability can be difficult, however we are here to support you. Whether this is caring for an individual in a care home or home care, we offer effective and affordable care to ensure your loved one is well looked after and supported. We offer 24-hour care if required, to be as flexible as you need us to be.

We offer the following learning disability services at Secure Healthcare Solutions:

* Domiciliary care provided within individuals personal homes.
* Registered care and nursing care within a care home or at the individuals own home.

Our specialist areas of learning disability include:

* Autism spectrum disorder
* Schizophrenia
* Personality disorder
* Anxiety/mood disorders
* Obsessive compulsive disorder

We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Please visit the link to find out more about our rating
If you are seeking learning disability support care for your loved ones, get in touch with our care team today, contact us on 01902 302 017 or email homecare@securesolutions.co.uk

We completely understand how difficult it can be to see a loved one being affected by a terminal illness, which is where we can help by providing specialist palliative care and support to ensure your loved ones experience a quality of life and enjoy time with the family.

What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is when specialist care and support is provided to yourself or your loved ones that have a terminal illness, also to support friends and family.

WHO reports that each year an estimated 40million people require palliative care at home, worldwide only 14% of people who need palliative care currently receive it.

The aim of Palliative Care at home is to ensure you have a good quality of life, which includes you enjoying your time that you have left with your loved ones and being as active as possible.

Palliative care is offered to people with the following illnesses:
* Cancer
* Heart disease
* Blood and bone marrow disorders
* Cystic fibrosis
* End-stage liver disease
* Kidney failure
* Lung disease
* Parkinson’s disease
* Stroke

Home care Palliative Care

ONS stats show that ‘80% of people would like to spend their end of life in their own home. We work alongside medical teams to try and make this possible. With a majority of the people wanting to spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their loved ones, our services accommodate this important need and we appreciate that our clients want to remain in a familiar environment, surrounded by happy memories and things they enjoy.

Personal and domestic care
Individuals that have a lifelong condition may seek support and care to help with day-to-day tasks. Support could range from bathing, washing, meal preparation, household chores, and assisting with movement around the house. We are always here to support yourself or your loved ones.

Live-In-Care
Around-the-clock support to assist yourself or your loved ones in your own home, whether that is to provide support at any time of the day or night. The benefit of a live-in carer is that they understand the needs of individuals and get to know routines. Live-in-care can be provided as long as it is required. This can ease day-to-day responsibilities, so individuals can spend precious time with family and friends.

Palliative Care
Palliative Care

Respite Care
Care and support delivered on a short-term basis, as an individual’s loved ones may be busy with other commitments, or could be on holiday, and if an individual has come home from hospital, you may require extra support to help your loved ones recover.

If you are seeking end of life palliative care at home, across the Midlands and Staffordshire, then here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we are here to care and support you. Discuss your palliative care needs with us on 01902 302017, for us to provide you the best care and support tailored to your needs.

Or to find out more about our palliative care services, click here

It does not matter how much help is required, we are here to help by providing quality care and support, whether you require it short-term or long term.

At Secure Healthcare Solutions, we offer many great benefits to join us as a Nurse. If you are seeking a Nursing career without some of the stresses of the NHS, particularly increasing workloads, low team morale, and low pay, then why not join a nursing agency and benefit from higher pay rates and flexible working hours.

Adzuna states that “Year-on-year pay for Agency nurse jobs has increased by 7.9% year-on-year, in comparison to an annual change of -0.4% for all jobs”. Find out more by clicking here

Increased Pay Rate
Working in a healthcare nursing agency gives you a higher hourly rate, compared to a full-time permanent position. Adzuna outlines that ‘the average agency nurse salary is £46,000, compared to the average Nurse salary of £36,000’.

As Nurses are highly in demand in the UK, whether you require full-time or part-time hours of work, then this is a great benefit of joining a Nursing agency work. The benefit of a nursing agency is that you can pick additional shifts to increase your income as a Nurse.

Skills Development
As a nursing agency in the West Midlands, we provide great opportunities for our staff to progress their careers. If you are seeking higher rates of pay, then being an experienced trained Nurse is required. We have a wide range of courses and training options for continued professional development, this is done internally by our healthcare trainers. Sessions range up to 3hrs, at Secure Healthcare Solutions we reward our staff with career development and high earnings.

Flexible Working Hours
In this modern age, we understand that people have busy lifestyles, which is why setting shifts around your availability is important and it allows you to have a balanced lifestyle. We offer you shifts around your childcare or other personal commitments. Whether you require full-time or part-time work, then we are here to help. If you are retired from Nursing, but still want some income, then you can arrange some shifts to suit your lifestyle.

Accepting Shifts is Easy
Selecting shifts is straightforward and simple. For our healthcare team, we have an app that allows our healthcare staff to select shifts around their availability. You can pick up as many shifts as you want.

Developing Healthy Relationships with an Agency
With a healthcare agency, you have an account manager which allows you to develop a healthy relationship with the account manager, so they understand your needs, to match you with the correct roles, depending on your experience and training. They will organize training for you to allow you to progress your career and increase your earnings.

Nursing agency
Nursing agency

Opportunities for Experience in Multiple Settings
Working in a nursing agency provides you experience in various healthcare settings in different areas, you have the opportunity to work in care homes, hospitals, and home care nursing. By doing this you are able to build experience within specific areas and develop relationships to then specialize in a certain area of interest to you.

We have many Nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our Nurse roles and secure a role with us today.

At Secure Healthcare Solutions, our diverse Nurses are a crucial part of the front-line team of incredible key workers who have been great during these difficult times. We appreciate the hard work that they have done and continue to do so.

In the UK, 1 in 5 people is from an ethnic minority background, equivalent to 20% of people in the NHS.

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we believe in diversity and equality, we employ a wide range of Nurses from diverse backgrounds. Approximately 40% of our Nurses are from an ethnic minority background. We ensure that we provide our Nurses from all ethnic backgrounds with training and qualifications to allow them to advance their careers with us to become senior Nurses. As a company that values diversity, we ensure that we respect individual’s cultures and beliefs. Research by McKinsey & Company shows that ‘ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform companies with minimal diversity’.

A workforce that encourages learning
By having a diverse workforce of Nurses, it promotes a learning mindset, where people from various cultures have new knowledge which they can share and be open to learning to develop knowledge. This is important, as healthcare continues to develop, and having a workforce that is open to new forms of learning will ensure that you will be able to adapt better to these changes and find it less difficult to develop a new set of skills.

Strong individual motivation
When there is a lack of diversity in the workforce, individuals generally may not feel comfortable communicating with others and unable to express their true personality traits, as they are worried about fitting in, as opposed to being themselves. Feeling like you do not fit in, can lead to increased stress and make you feel depressed. Having a diverse work environment, where individuals’ culture and ethnic background is respected is important, so individuals feel comfortable and feel part of the team.

Effective communication with patients
Having a diverse workforce of Nurses is very important within the Healthcare sector. We live in a multicultural country and communicating with patients in another language may be required at times, as patients English may not be fluent, patients are likely to feel comfortable speaking their own language and it is important that communication with medical staff is effective to ensure the correct treatment and care is provided.

Nurses
Nurses

Greater employee retention
Having a diverse range of staff, so staff feels comfortable in a work environment will increase employee retention. If staff feel comfortable, included, valued, and have the opportunity to progress, they are less likely to seek jobs elsewhere. This will ensure a great working environment with experienced diverse Nurses.

Better recruitment
By having a diverse background within the organization, individuals are more likely to apply for roles, as they respect the values of a diverse company, the company will be able to attract better talent which allows learning and development for career progression.

The CIPD provides some great information on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, find out more by clicking here

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we employ a diverse range of Nurses from various ethnic backgrounds in the West Midlands and Staffordshire. We believe in a multicultural workforce, that allows individuals to progress their careers with us.

Use our Job search tool to discover a Nurse role local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more

Providing healthcare for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding, however it can cause a lot of stress factors. You can be affected emotionally and physically, as providing care alongside your personal day to day tasks can cause a burnout. You may be providing care around the clock for years or decades and it can be overwhelming, which can make you feel like you’re in over your head.

Learning and identifying the signs of caregiver stress and burnout is important, so you can take action to prevent things from getting worse and to improve care around your availability to improve things for you and the person you are providing healthcare for.

Signs and symptoms of caregiver stress includes:

  • Anxiety, feeling depressed and irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Drinking, smoking and eating more
  • Difficulty concentrating and feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling lonely and isolated, like nobody else can help
  • Exhaustion and finding it difficult to complete simple tasks
  • Frequent headaches and low self-esteem
  • Gaining or losing weight
  • Losing interest with things that you used to enjoy

Signs and symptoms of burnout includes:

  • You may have less energy than you normally have
  • Feeling constantly exhausted, even after sleeping and taking a break
  • You have much less energy than you normally have
  • You ignore your own needs, as you are busy and do not care anymore
  • Increased sickness, such as colds
  • Waking up and dreading the day ahead

Below Secure Healthcare Solutions highlights the main tips to deal with caregiver stress and burnout.

Exercise
Finding time to work out is a great way to relax your body and mind and it can improve your mood. Getting outdoors is a great way to boost your mood. Whether it is short period of exercises such as 10–30-minute runs, daily walks or bike rides. A gym workout at home or at the gym can also be important to keep you occupied and clear your mind. Lack of exercise can increase the risk of anxiety and depression. Exercise is critical to clear your mind and negative thoughts to boost your mood.

Getting enough sleep
Approximately 25% of people in the UK have problems with sleeping on a regular basis. Having enough sleep is an important part of you overall wellbeing and can reduce stress and anxiety. For adults it is recommended to have 7-9 hours sleep per night. The NHS provides some great tips to improve the quality of your sleep which you can read by clicking here.

Hobby
Undertake a hobby such as reading, hiking, writing, cooking, learning to play a musical instrument, playing board games with your family or friends to take your mind off things and keep you occupied.

stress less as a caregiver
stress less as a caregiver

Eating well
We recommend you eating a well-balanced diet to help you feel better in general, this will help you control your moods. It is essential to have a diet that consists of proteins, high levels of vitamins, fruit and vegetables, and it is important that you are eating your five a day, also it is vital that you are hydrated by drinking enough water.

Medication and yoga to reduce stress
It is beneficial to meditate and practice relaxation techniques to help you deal with stress. There is a lot of content on YouTube which you can watch to help you learn about this. The NHS provides a lot of information abut stress and how to deal with it. Click here to find out more

Listen to music
It has been scientifically proven that music stimulates the brain and can lift your mood, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. When you are feeling stressed play your favourite music and have a singalong and dance.

Go outside
Spending time outside and breathe in the fresh air, whether it is going for a walk or run or looking at nature, it is an effective way to reduce stress.

Laugh
Laughing releases endorphins in your body which reduces the effects of stress. This could be watching comedies, playing board games with family and friends or going out for food and days out.

Reach out
You are not alone, reach out to your family members and friends to discuss matters. Having someone to talk to and listen to you is important, and extra support is something that you should be thankful for, so your problems can be solved together. As a Healthcare provider, we understand that extra care and support can be required at times, as looking after your loved ones on top of your personal day to day responsibilities can be difficult, which is why we can provide extra care and support for when you need it.

We are here to support you with homecare, whether you require it for short periods of time or longer periods, feel free to get in touch, so we accommodate care plans to suit your needs.

Click here to find out more about our homecare services and contact our Homecare team on 01902 302017 to discuss care plans to suit your loved ones needs.