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Signs your loved one may need live-in care

Caring for a loved one can be a challenging and emotional task, especially when they are struggling with physical or cognitive issues that make it difficult for them to live […]

Team Spotlight: Home Care Worker

Let’s take five minutes to ask team member Alfredo some questions to find out more about the all-important role of a Care Worker. Can you tell us about your responsibilities […]

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Complex Care Services: What you need to know

What is Complex Care? The definition of Complex Care is “home care for those with long term healthcare needs”. With complex care we give your loved one specialist support to […]

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Live-In Care Worker Jobs: What You Need to Know

A lifeline for service users, and a highly rewarding career, live-in care worker jobs require friendliness, compassion, and dedication. Sound like you? Working as a live-in carer is very rewarding. […]

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Staying safe this winter: 10 top tips

There are lots of simple tasks we can all take to keep ourselves and loved ones healthy and safe this winter.  From stocking up on warm clothing and slip-resistance shoes/slippers […]

Is care work one of the most compassionate jobs?

With reports of a social care crisis featuring regularly in the news, it can be easy to get the wrong idea about the realities of a career as a care […]

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Dementia and Christmas: A Guide | Abbots Care

Christmas can be a stressful time for anyone. But for people living with dementia, the challenges – from disruptions to routine to overly noisy environments – can be particularly distressing. […]

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Abbots Care Advent Calendar 2022

The Abbots Care Advent Calendar is available to our whole community. Join us for some festive fun throughout December.

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Team Spotlight: Care Coordinator

Super organised, fast-thinking and compassionate – that’s how we describe our team of dedicated Care Coordinators here at Abbots Care. Ensuring care is well-planned and delivered in a timely manner, […]

27 years of care : A Celebration of Abbots Care

From the beginning, Abbots Care has played a crucial part in the home care industry. This year, we celebrate 27 years in business and the amazing commitment to the community. In […]

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Parliament Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care shadows home care visit with Abbots Care

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care), MP Neil O’Brien spent the morning with Abbots Care on Thursday 13 October to see for himself home care delivered in the […]

Team Spotlight: Care Worker Liaison Officers

Let’s take a couple minutes to ask four questions with team members Michelle and Alix to find out more about the all-important role of a Care Worker Liaison Officer. Explain […]

Celebrating Success

Camille Leavold has been recgonised as one of the most influential leaders in home care. Abbots Care Co-Founder and Managing Director, Camille Leavold has been recognised in the  Home Care Insight […]

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Heat Wave Top Tips With Abbots Care

As the temperature rises, we need to think of ways to stay safe and well in the heat. Heatstroke (sometimes known as heat hyperpyrexia) can affect anyone, but factors including […]

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Domiciliary Care Worker: A Day in the Life

If you could lift people’s sprits, just by showing up for work, would you do it? That’s literally what a domiciliary care worker does. But let’s delve deeper. Imagine knowing […]

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Music and Dementia

Music uplifts us. It inspires us. It connects us to each other. But it also connects us to ourselves, linking to positive emotions, improving cognition, and stimulating memory – each […]

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Carer Burnout: The Facts

A potentially devastating issue, carrying both physical and mental health implications, carer burnout is a genuine danger faced by carers. With effects including exhaustion, anxiety, and even high blood pressure, […]

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How the Skills of a Care Worker Change Lives

The role of a care worker is a varied one; using a variety of amazing skills. And these skills change lives in a variety of ways. From empathy to dedication, […]

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Sensory Activities for Children with Disabilities

For parents of children with disabilities, Easter represents a fantastic opportunity to plan some fun, inclusive activities that will brighten everyone’s day. From accessible easter egg hunts to messy play […]

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Care Worker Jobs: The Amazing Difference a Care worker Can Make

Being a carer is more than a job. And care workers make a genuine – and genuinely amazing – difference to the lives of their service users. In fact, it’s […]

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Qualities of a Care Worker: Do You Have Them?

Carers are worth their weight in gold. They provide support, both physical and emotional, and occupy a vital role in the lives of their service users; frequently going above and […]

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Why Abbots Care? Explaining our unique approach

It may seem obvious, but careers in care require people who care. After all, people are at the heart of the care sector; staff and service users alike. So, if […]

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How To Become A Carer

Wondering how to become a carer? Want to begin your career in care and not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. With decades of experience in Health […]

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Caring for Carers: 5 Mental Health Support Tips for Carers

Carers are truly extraordinary people. They are. Selfless, devoted and utterly dedicated to supporting people. It takes a specific type of person to offer so much of themselves while looking […]

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Combatting Loneliness in the Elderly

An underexposed, but highly pertinent issue in elder care, loneliness in the elderly is extremely serious, and can contribute to anxiety and depression, as well as drastically reducing overall wellbeing. […]

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How to Make a Memory Box

Memory is precious. And finding ways to reminisce with someone living with dementia can be incredibly soothing. Dementia can be an isolating experience; and it can be particularly stressful for […]

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What does a carer do?

Simply put, a carer performs a range of tasks, depending on the needs of the person they care for. It could be medical assistance, helping out with housework, preparing meals, […]

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Abbots Care Co-Founder Receives the first Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Gold Award

Abbots Care Co-Founder and MD, Camille Leavold was rewarded the first ever Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Gold Award. The awards were officially launched in May 2021 and mirrors […]

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What is Dementia?

Seeing a loved one struggle with Dementia can be difficult, but there are lots of ways you can help and support them in living a comfortable and fulfilling life. We […]

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End of Life Care: All you need to know

What is End of Life Care? End of Life or Palliative Care is the support and care given to those who are nearing the end of their lives, helping them […]

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What is Spinal Injury Care?

What is Spinal Injury Care? Spinal Injury Care is designed for those who have suffered an injury to their spine or spinal cord. Spinal injury care often involves one or […]

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Abbots Care Ltd Hertfordshire achieves Outstanding rating by CQC

Abbots Care Hertfordshire has received a fantastic report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC),  the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The Hertfordshire branch is rated as […]

Home Care vs. Care Homes: The Difference Between Home Care and a Care Home

Are you choosing between home care or care homes for yourself or a loved one? Finding care for a family member or friend is an important decision that requires time, […]

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Abbots Care Ltd Launches Acts of Appreciation Campaign

The campaign aims to support the wellbeing of employees and boost moral throughout the workforce, alongside other staff initiatives recently launched by the company. Every month a coordinator from each […]

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Coping with Post Lockdown Anxiety

Lockdown restrictions have started to ease across the UK, and some of us are looking forward to getting back to routine and familiarity. But many people will also be feeling […]

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Dementia Awareness Week: Dementia Activities to do with your loved one

It’s Dementia Week and the perfect time to spread awareness about this life-changing affliction whilst showing support for anyone affected. So if you’re currently caring for someone with dementia during […]

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Keeping well during lockdown.

Tips for physical and mental wellbeing at during lockdown.  This year we have had to adapt to a slightly different life to the one we are used to, staying home […]

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How can a live-in carer support you and your relative?

Our friendly carers lend a helping hand so your loved one can live in their house and focus on doing what they love. Live-in care offers round-the-clock, 24-hour support. You […]

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5 Mother’s Day Activities to do with your Elderly Mum

Give the gift of time this Mother’s Day and do something you can enjoy together! Mother’s Day is about more than just gifts and cards. (They’re nice, though!) It’s an […]