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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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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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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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Buying presents for your loved ones and family members is often an enjoyable experience, especially at this time of the...
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How to change your lifestyle & age well

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
As we age, lots of simple tasks seem to become that little bit harder. In this blog, we will outline how small changes to your lifestyle can make a big impact and help you to get the most out of life. According to BAPEN, 1.3 million people over the age of 65 in the UK are malnourished. The detection, prevention and treatment of malnutrition can really help in the long run.
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Safety and security is the most important thing when you are living alone. If you are concerned, don’t worry, preparing your house for ageing doesn’t necessarily need a costly renovation. Below we outline some tips and changes you or your loved one can make, in order to ensure your home is safe as you age.
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5 Must Have Items for Homecarers this Winter

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
It's the time of the year when we all need to be a little more careful when travelling. As the nights get darker...
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What is sundowning & how to deal with it

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Sundowning is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that is also known as late-day confusion. Now that the dark nights are upon us, this issue is more prevalent than ever. Sundowning is a term for when confusion worsens in the late afternoon and evening. 20% of those with Alzheimers display signs of this.
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Keeping Yourself Safe on Shift

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Community healthcare workers are very important members of the healthcare industry. Keeping safe whilst on the road is vital to ensure a happy employee! This blog includes ways in which you can keep yourself safe when you are working out in the community.
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Keeping safe this Halloween

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Halloween is a fun time of year for most of us, but spare a thought for those are alone in their homes, possibly confused or feeling vulnerable.
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7 ways you can prepare for the cold weather

Friday, October 26th, 2018
With winter just around the corner, it is a good time to start thinking about preparing for the cold weather.
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Have you had your flu jab yet?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
As a healthcare worker, you are entitled to have a free flu jab - have you had yours yet?
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On World Mental Health Day, we detail the services and support that Kare Plus provides across the UK.
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Win 2 tickets to this years' Horse of Year Show!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Kare Plus is proudly sponsoring "The World’s Most Famous Horse Show", HOYS for the sixth year running,...
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Have you just gone back to University and looking for work? Kare Plus can help.
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6 tips for starting a nursing degree

Friday, August 24th, 2018
We’ve gathered some of our top tips on how you can get the most out of your nursing degree as well as how you can maximise your potential.
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Why homecare matters

Friday, August 24th, 2018
For many of us, remaining in our own home when we grow old is a must. However, when everyday tasks such as going...
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Intergenerational care is the practice of bringing the young and elderly together by introducing nurseries and care homes to one another.
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Research has found that a simple eye test could predict who is at the most risk of developing dementia.
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Whether you love them or hate them, stroking or cuddling a cat can have a positive effect on your mental health and is why they are often used in assistive therapy sessions.
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8 tips for staying cool in the hot weather

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Despite a brief respite from the heat, much of the UK is still experiencing its longest spell of hot weather since 1976.
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As our parents age, it’s only natural that their physical and mental health will deteriorate slowly over time. For some, it can be difficult to cope with these changes and asking for help can feel too much of a burden to place on their family.
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7 time management tips for busy nurses

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Being a nurse is an important, yet extremely busy job. If you are newly qualified, work on the ward can feel overwhelming at times, but the following simple time management tips can help you to get more done.
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As the NHS is 70 years old on the 5th of July we thought we would take the opportunity to look back at the achievements it’s made over the past seven decades.
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When choosing a homecare provider, it is important that you evaluate the quality of care which will be received.
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