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Domiciliary Care Worker: A Day in the Life

23rd May 2022

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 […]

Music and Dementia

11th May 2022

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

20th April 2022

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, […]

Skills of a Social Care Worker: Empathy

How the Skills of a Care Worker Change Lives

11th April 2022

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

4th April 2022

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

28th February 2022

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 […]

Qualities of a Care Worker: Do You Have Them?

10th January 2022

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 […]

Why Abbots Care? Explaining our unique approach

23rd December 2021

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

20th December 2021

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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Dementia and Christmas: A Guide | Abbots Care

17th December 2021

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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Caring for Carers: 5 Mental Health Support Tips for Carers

13th December 2021

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

22nd November 2021

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

8th November 2021

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?

19th October 2021

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, […]

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

23rd June 2021

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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Live-in Carer Job Description

17th March 2021

Considering a role in live-in care? Wondering what it’s like being a live-in carer? Discover the Abbots Care live-in carer job description, uncovering the live-in carer responsibilities, and how live-in […]

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Complex Care for the Elderly: What you need to know

27th November 2020

What is Complex Care? The definition of Complex Care is “home care for those with lasting serious healthcare issues.” With complex care, also known as continuing or long-term care, we […]

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What is Dementia?

27th November 2020

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

25th November 2020

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?

25th November 2020

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

20th November 2020

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, […]

Abbots Care Ltd Launches Acts of Appreciation Campaign

8th October 2020

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 […]

Abbots Care Ltd Hertfordshire achieves Outstanding rating by CQC

16th July 2020

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 […]

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Coping with Post Lockdown Anxiety

26th June 2020

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

15th May 2020

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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National Walking Month May: Accessible Walking Routes for the Disabled

24th April 2020

Throughout May, it is National Walking Month so to raise awareness we have compiled a list of some of the best walking routes in Hertfordshire that are accessible and suitable […]

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Keeping well during lockdown.

14th April 2020

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?

31st March 2020

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

11th March 2020

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 […]

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Mental Health of a Care Worker

10th March 2020

Mental health is a pertinent issue, becoming more recognised by the day. According to the Mental Health Foundation, every week one in six adults will experience some kind of mental […]

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The Best Cathedrals and Churches in England

6th January 2020

Explore our list of the best cathedrals and churches in England. This includes grand structures in the capital and less well-known but equally beautiful churches. Take your loved one to […]

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Most Accessible Attractions in the UK

18th December 2019

There’s loads of exciting things to see and do all over the UK, with plenty of them being easily accessible. If you’re looking for a way to spend some quality […]

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The Top 6 Christmas Activities for the Elderly in Hertfordshire

2nd December 2019

The festive season is about having fun with friends and family. But you don’t have to be a spring chicken to get involved, so we’ve created a list of the […]

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Home Care at Christmas; How to Make the Season Enjoyable for All

7th November 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and whether you work in care, or have a loved one who receives care, you can never be too prepared. We’re not […]

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So You Want to Become a Care Worker: What to Think About Next

24th October 2019

In the UK today, there are over 1.34 million social care workers [1] – that’s an incredibly huge amount of adults who are choosing a health and social career. For […]

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Encouraging Independence Through Home Care

1st October 2019

The conversation about independence is a frequent one around anyone being cared for, or who has a loved one receiving care. After all we’re all human; and we all want […]

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Respite Care for Children: What You Need to Know

30th September 2019

It is never an easy decision to leave a family member or loved one in someone else’s care, even if it is only for an afternoon or one day, as […]

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Abbots Care Recipe Guide

18th June 2019

Eating healthy meals is important at any stage of life. Following a few nutritional guidelines every day will help you and your family stay healthy and allow those at any […]

Planning Respite Care Ahead of the Summer Holidays?

21st May 2019

According to the latest research from Carers UK, one in eight people living in the UK – 6.5 million people in total – are carers. This means they provide crucial care […]

Why Is Dementia On The Rise?

7th May 2019

GLOBAL RISE IN DEMENTIA A number of reports have recently suggested that dementia and other neurological diseases are on the rise, and not just in the western world but globally. […]