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Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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Care home visiting January 2022

With restrictions being eased in some situations but maintained in others, it’s difficult to get to the facts of how care home visiting is now being controlled as we enter 2022 in the UK. Here are the latest guidelines that can help. It’s worth revisiting them from time to time or whenever you are concerned […]

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Care home visiting Christmas 2021

After the many heartaches of Christmas 2020, families of relatives living in care homes will have been hoping for a more ‘normal’ approach to visiting this year. Sadly, with the incredibly rapid spread of the latest variant of Covid-19, care homes are taking action again to protect their residents. Reactions are varied amongst homes, with […]

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Checklist For Moving Elderly People To Care Homes

Collaborative Post There are many things to consider when moving older people into care homes, including the emotional state of both you and your loved one. Did you know that the average person’s house in America, for example, is about 25% of their total worth? That means that when a loved one can no longer […]

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Choosing a home for respite care

Just days after Christmas we received a message from a local care home offering “3 weeks for 2” respite care. A bit startling, but actually not at all a bad idea. After the pleasures and stresses of any festive season, carergivers may well be feeling in need of a break to recover their energies. And […]

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How to choose the right care home for your loved ones

Collaborative Post One of the hardest things you’ll have to do as an adult is making the decision as to whether or not it’s time for a loved one to move into a home. Although it may be something you don’t want to think about right now, one day the time will come. In order […]

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