Jan 20

The Helpd guide to tackling loneliness all year round

According to Age UK, the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025/6. This compares to around 1.4 million in 2016/7 – marking a staggering 49% increase in just 10 years (Age UK 2018, All The Lonely People). Whilst we welcome the increased awareness that Christmas time brings, it is …


Jan 20

5 Ways Live-In Care Improves Quality of Life

It is only natural that as we age we will begin to see changes in our physical or cognitive ability. When these changes affect the safety and welfare of your loved one, and the wellbeing of the wider family supporting them, it might be time to consider seeking extra support. Is your loved one able …


Nov 19

Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is marked on Thursday 21st November. The brief is simple, to ensure that carers are aware of their rights, let them know where to get help and support, and to raise awareness of their needs. It is also an opportunity to give unpaid carers a platform to help them use their collective …


Nov 19

What Gift Can I Buy My Elderly Relative This Christmas?

It’s that time of year again when we start frantically thinking of what to buy for our loved ones. Buying gifts for children is easy as they are always excitedly received, and we often know what our partners would like, or we can see what they need. Older relatives are not so easy to buy …


Oct 19

Caring for someone with dementia

Dementia is a complex syndrome that is not fully understood and caring for someone with dementia, whether you are a family member, or a professional carer, is not an easy task. In this guide to caring for someone with dementia, we take you through a number of frequently asked questions, which, we hope, will help …


Oct 19

Dignity in Care

At Helpd we understand the importance of treating our clients with the care and respect they deserve. We make sure through our rigorous vetting process that carers not only understand the importance of dignity in care, but that it is at the forefront of their minds when they are in your home looking after you …


Jul 19

Home Care VS Care Home Campaign

As the population of the UK ages, how to care for this growing segment is becoming an important topic. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the gross value of informal adult care in 2016 was £59.5 billion. Caring for your ageing parents, spouse, relative or friend, can be satisfying, but it can be hard and …


Jun 19

The Benefits of Being a Self-Employed Carer

What image springs to mind when you hear the word ‘carer’? For some people, it’s a nurse in a clinical uniform. For others, it’s a person wearing a shirt with an agency logo on it. This is completely at odds with how a carer might wish to be seen. In many cases, it’s not what …


Jun 19

Guide to Creating a Care Plan

  Introducing a carer into the life of a loved one is an important process. For the relationship between all parties to be successful, decisions will need to be made on both an emotional and practical level and shouldn’t be rushed. In this guide, we offer some care plan examples as well as points to …


May 19

Dementia Action Week

If someone asked you what you were like as a teenager, or if you know how babies are made, what would you say to them? To mark Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society has created a wonderful video which you can watch below. In the video, children ask people living with dementia precisely these questions, …