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Whilst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting everyone, the ways in which our lives are impacted are...
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Putting the 'Personal' into Personal Care

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Providing the best quality care in local communities, on a national scale has been at the very forefront of Kare...
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Education and awareness are essentials in understanding mental health and the importance of rest. If you or anyone you know is exhibiting signs of a sleep disorder encourage them to seek help. Together, we can raise awareness about mental health and help end the stigma.
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With everything that’s going on, Stress Awareness Month and stress awareness in general have never been more important, which is why we've put together a handy list for managing stress while at home.
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Our Home Help team can be there to save your every day, no matter how little, big, or seemingly insignificant your request might be!
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During #StressAwarenessMonth so far we have looked at how you can manage stress while at home, but we are now focusing on our healthcare workers on the frontline. Those individuals providing care and support on a day-to-day basis during this pandemic must also manage their mental health effectively.
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During these unusual and unprecedented times, staying home has become more important than ever before. Read our blog to find out how we can support you and your loved ones during this pandemic. #StayAtHome.
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The Emotional Cost of Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
As the UK prepares to fight the global Coronavirus pandemic, we consider the emotional cost that this illness may have on the most lonely in our society.
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Ever wondered what our staff have to say about working with Kare Plus? Read our blog to find out what they had to say.
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We can’t stop the passage of time, but there are steps we can all take to not only limit the loss of our mobility but also to improve as we grow older.
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Care Runs Deeper with Kare Plus

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Looking for a new challenge? Want to find your next role in the healthcare field? Do you just want to try something different in the New Year? Kare Plus has a number of fantastic roles across the country to fit a number of different experience levels.
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Working in healthcare and trying to lose weight can be difficult, which is why we’ve put together some handy tips for those looking to eat a little healthier in 2020.
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Almost 200,000 elderly people will spend Christmas alone this year, we think that’s far too high. We’ve created a list of different steps you can take so support those who may be lonely with your family and within your local community.
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New year! New career with Kare Plus?

Monday, December 9th, 2019
The new year is almost here, so why not start it fresh with a new career?
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Winter is one of the busiest times of the year for our National Health Service, but there are steps we can all take to help lessen the demand.
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Norovirus is currently sweeping the country! Our blog explains what you can do to avoid it and what you should do if you've already got it!
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Four ways you can prepare for the Winter

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
A handy list of ways you can best prepare for the coldest months of the year.
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Spread the cost of Christmas with Kare Plus

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
We can help you spread the cost of Christmas this year with flexible shifts to fit around your schedule.
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NDCD 2019 - The future of dementia care

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
On #NDCD2019 , we discuss the different ways we can personally and collectively support those caring for someone with Dementia.
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The Kare Plus commitment to training

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Pay rates and work-life balance are an important element of any job, but at Kare Plus, we believe that the right training and development opportunities are just as important!
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Spotting the signs of sepsis

Monday, August 5th, 2019
As the number of sepsis cases continues to rise in the UK, it’s vitally important that we learn how to spot the signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis can really make all the difference in fighting sepsis.
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Kare Plus Blackpool, Southport and Wigan & St Helens Ooperations Manager, Andy Havlin will soon cycle from Blackpool to Paris to raise money for the Blackpool Carers Centre. Read our blog to find out more.
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More and more healthcare professionals are choosing agency work, find out why you should consider it in our blog.
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We’re excited to announce the relaunch of Home Help. The relaunch of Home Help brings with it a number of positions across the UK, want to find out more? Read our blog below.
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To help paint a picture of the different types of care this Carers Week, we’ve spoken to a number of different individuals that all provide care in different capacities.
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To help paint a picture of the different types of care this Carers Week, we’ve spoken to a number of different individuals that all provide care in different capacities.
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Being invited into a customer’s home as a carer is a huge privilege. Over time you will earn their trust and help...
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My journey with epilepsy

Friday, May 24th, 2019
A personal story from one of our employees about her journey of supporting a daughter diagnosed with epilepsy.
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During Dementia Action Week, we take a look at one of the biggest charity movements nationally supporting individuals with dementia
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Worrying about money over the summer months? Will you need to take time off work for childcare?
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Dementia is not a disease itself, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include; memory loss, confusion, mood changes, and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. These symptoms begin to appear when cells stop working properly in specific areas of the brain. There are several different types of dementia, with the most common cause being Alzheimer’s disease, but they all have the same result of reducing a person’s cognitive functions.
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Why Choose Live-In Care?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
When it comes to choosing what kind of care you or your family member needs, you need to find a service that suits everyone. For people who want to avoid the possible stress of moving out of their home and want to remain in full control of all their decisions, then Live-In Caring may be the most suitable choice.
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How managed care can improve wellbeing

Monday, April 15th, 2019
As people get older and less mobile, it can lead to an ongoing loss in quality of life. This can manifest as depression, loss of appetite, stress and even cognitive decline. Understanding why your elderly relative or friend is finding it more difficult to cope is part of finding a solution that works for them as well as for family and friends.
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Why Choose Respite Care?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Unless you look after yourself, how can you expect to look after others? Caregivers are possibly the least selfish people in the world. Looking after another human, 24 hours a day is probably as selfless as you can get.
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5 ways to combat loneliness in old age

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Did you know that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone? Two million of these people are over the age of 75. As data shows and is the case, the loneliness of older people in the UK is continuing to rise.
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4 qualities that make a great carer

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
You may be trying to decide if a career in care is right for you. A job in this industry is very much a vocation and this is what will make you suited to this career. A strong desire and to be drawn to something like caring for others can’t be taught.
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In the modern working world it is far too common for individuals to wonder what it is they can offer businesses, but...
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Kare Plus have a huge variety of services available depending on your needs. Whether full-time care is required, or if respite care is required every now and again, we have a team of specialist carers available to suit your needs. Here are the services that Kare Plus provides, and what each one of them entails.
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At Kare Plus, we are passionate about providing appropriate, person-centred care to our customers. All those who are cared for by Kare Plus have a personalised care plan to make sure that we are adhering to and fulfilling their needs.
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Age related memory loss vs dementia

Monday, February 25th, 2019
Most of us can think of a time where we couldn’t remember something. Many of us have lost keys or forgotten someone’s name. As this continues later in life we can sometimes wonder if these misplaced thoughts are something to worry about. It’s important to know the difference between forgetfulness that is inevitable and symptoms that may indicate a more serious cognitive problem.
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Managing Stress & Anxiety

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Many people get stressed from time to time, however as we age it can become harder to handle. Your fitness and lung capacity can deteriorate as you get older, and this can cause more stress and anxiety as it is harder for you to get around.
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Finding a position with Kare Plus

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Looking for a career in care? Unsure on where to start? This blog may just provide the help you need. At Kare Plus, we are often asked about the skills needed to begin a career in healthcare. If you’re interested in a homecare position, your previous background and skills aren’t as important as if you are interested in helping people within your community, then a career in healthcare could be for you. There are lots of routes into a career in this sector.
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Keep Talking About Mental Health

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Time to Talk Day is all about making sure that we’re talking about mental health. Time to Talk Day 2019 is on February 7th and it is about looking at what it takes to start a conversation about mental health.
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Different people require different things, so depending on what is best for you or your loved one, one may be preferable to the other. When considering care, it is important to look into all of the options in detail, so you can make a well-informed and appropriate decision.
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Don’t let Blue Monday get you down

Monday, January 21st, 2019
Over the past few years, the third Monday of January has been given the title of ‘Blue Monday’. It has been labelled as the most depressing day of the year - bills start to pile up and you really start to notice the bad weather. Despite this title, you definitely shouldn’t let it have an impact on your health and wellbeing.
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We all have times when we forget something, and our mind goes blank. Stress and tiredness are very much contributing factors to these moments where our recall is not as quick as it usually is. The Alzheimer’s Society says that keeping your mind active is likely to reduce your risk of dementia
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At this time of year, we can often find ourselves ready to start something new. After indulging at Christmas, the new year is a great time to start taking your health and well being into consideration to be ready for the year ahead.
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Each January, numerous individuals across the United Kingdom try to stop their consumption of alcohol for an entire...
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Many of us have moved around during our lives, some of us too many times to be able to count. Moving can be a stressful...
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Christmas is a busy and demanding time of year, and so many things can be disrupted by the change of pace that Christmas brings. The pressure to socialise is overwhelming and overindulging in food or drink can have an impact on more than just your bank balance.
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