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palliative care

What is Palliative care and how can it help?

Palliative care is also sometimes called end-of-life care. It is specialised care for those who have a terminal or serious illness. It is designed to make the end of their life as comfortable as possible. Terminal illnesses can include cancer, dementia or motor neurone disease and means an illness that cannot be cured. When you ...
Benefits of Including Physiotherapy in Care Plans For The Elderly

Top Benefits of Including Physiotherapy in Care Plans For The Elderly

As you get older you tend to not move around so much and your joints and muscles can weaken. Elderly people can suffer from poorer eyesight, pain when you move, and reduced coordination – all of which might be the reason that you can no longer get around as you once did. This is why ...
Nutrition and Hydration Week Awareness

Nutrition and Hydration Week Awareness!

We are celebrating nutrition and hydration week to highlight the importance of nutrition and hydration within the healthcare sector. Nutrition and hydration are very important, particularly for the older generation. Not consuming enough food and not being hydrated can cause fragile skin and bones, dizziness, headaches and feel weak, increased risk of infections, falls, kidney ...
Vitamin D

Secure Healthcare Solutions recommends Vitamin D throughout the year.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins required throughout the year for the human body to feel energized throughout the year. This vitamin relies on a large amount of exposure to sunlight and is known as the sunshine vitamin. The limited sunshine in the UK results in a lot of the UK being ...
Dementia care - helping with anger outbursts

Dementia Care Tips – How to help if a loved one has an angry outburst

If a loved one has dementia it can be a difficult time for all those involved. Family members that were once kind and gentle can become prone to angry outburst and accusations – through no fault of their own. When we think of the main symptoms of dementia we tend to focus on confusion and ...
food ideas for cancer care

Food Ideas For Someone On Chemotherapy

Unfortunately, going through chemotherapy is not the nicest of experiences. The harsh reality is that Chemotherapy does bring with is a variety of side effects that can’t be avoided. When going through the treatment you may feel fatigued which has the knock-on effect of a reduced appetite. It is important that you still eat and ...
home adaptations

Tips on home adaptations for home care

hIt could come to a point in your or a family member’s life when certain home adaptations are needed to be made around the home to help with everyday tasks. If you have a home carer, one of the main benefits is that you can retain your independence and live at home. Yet there are ...
do I need a home carer

Do I/ A family member need a home carer?

If you are struggling to do the things you usually do at home, then it could be that you need home care services to come and help you out. Whether this is getting out of bed, cooking or cleaning, you might find that you are having trouble. Luckily our home care services are on hand ...
why is respite care so important

What Is Respite Care and Why Is It So Important?

Respite care is there to help family members or caregivers when they need a break from the demands of looking after a sick or disabled family member. Whether you are looking for respite care in your own home or at a day-care centre, respite can be organised in advance or in an emergency should you ...
Dental nurse jobs

Why A Dental Nurse Career Is A Great Choice

If you have always wanted to be in healthcare, why not consider a career as a dental nurse? A dental nurse is an important role and involves supporting the dentist in all of the aspects of caring for a patient. You will work alongside the whole dental team and your role is a varied one ...
Care at home services

Why is care at home rising in popularity?

When it comes to a point in yours or a loved one’s life that they can no longer cope living at home, you will have to consider what the next step is. The two main options are usually live-in care or care homes. While both offer the same fundamental propositions, there are many differences between ...
Top Tips for those with difficulty swallowing dysphagia

Top Tips for those with difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)

Dysphagia is a condition that means it is hard to swallow food or liquid. Not only is this distressing in itself, but if the person it is impacting is not eating it can lead to serious problems such as malnutrition, pneumonia or dehydration. This is why it is so important to try and assist with ...
Why companionship care is so important

Why Companionship Care Is So Important

A recent report by Age UK found that over 500,000 elderly people don’t see or speak to anyone else for five to six days a week. They also found there are presently 1.4 million chronically lonely older people in England. Human beings are social creatures and not made to be alone. This is why companionship ...
Top ways to make your home more dementia friendly

Top ways to make your home more dementia friendly

When a loved one has dementia, the home can have a big impact on them and how they live their life. When someone has dementia it can be a frightening and confusing experience both for them and their loved ones. They can often experience symptoms such as confusion, memory loss and difficulty learning new things. ...
Five Questions to ask your home carer before they start

Five Questions to ask your home carer before they start

When the time comes for you to introduce a home carer to your or a loved one’s life, it can feel like a big step. You probably have a lot of questions to ask and things you are thinking about before it happens. It can feel difficult, confusing, or a bit overwhelming, but this is ...

Secure Healthcare Solutions Top Five Tips To Stay Positive During Lockdown

Exercise Although it is winter exercise can be difficult and with gyms being shut it can become more difficult for individuals to be motivated to exercise. Getting outdoors is a great way to boost your mood. It is essential to keep active to improve your mental health and stimulate your brain. Lack of exercise can ...
24-hour care

How the Covid Pandemic Has Changed Our Values

The Covid pandemic has brought a tumultuous twelve months, turning most things that we knew or took for granted and turning them on their heads. It has been a year unlike anything we have ever experienced before and even once we go back to “normal” it is likely that our values, expectations, and priorities in ...
Domiciliary Care

All You Need To Know About Domiciliary Care Jobs

As people’s lives change, support could be needed in order to assist them to live as close to an independent life as possible. This could be at any stage of life, due to a disability, old age, or mental health problems. As a domiciliary care worker, you are there to make a difference in their ...
Healthcare solutions

All you need to know about being a healthcare assistant and deciding if it is the career for you

If you are a kind, patient and caring individual looking for a new role, then a healthcare assistant job might be the one for you. Wondering if you have the right traits and just what being a healthcare assistant entails? Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions we are one of the best home care agencies in ...
Live-in care agency

The benefits of having a live-in carer

There may come a point in your loved one’s life where they can’t live by themselves in the same capacity that they once did. Whether due to an illness or that they get concerned about their safety when going about their day to day tasks, there are many reasons this might be the case. Yet ...