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How to Find the Best Live-in Care provider for your needs

June 16, 2020 3:34 pm

Seeing as how live-in care is the number one choice when it comes protecting your relatives form COVID-19, professionals are currently in high demand. Finding the best provider of live-in care services can be a daunting task, but don’t worry – we’ve got just the thing. This entire article is, in fact, dedicated to helping you find the expert that will best suit the needs of your loved ones. We’ve got both the question that you should be asking and the answers that you’re looking for right here. A Custom-tailored experience The first and most important question to ask your future live-in care provider is whether the service is fully customisable. Companies can offer a varying degree of customisation, depending...

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Should You Wear A Face Mask?

May 29, 2020 4:23 pm

NHS has advised that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should be self-isolating (between 7 to 14 days or maybe longer depending on symptoms) and should not leave the house.  While some who are infected may only experience mild to moderate symptoms and would fall into the category to self-isolate, there may be others that are infected but show no signs of any symptoms. Such individuals may be termed as asymptomatic carriers of the virus. This means that they do not manifest any symptoms of the viral infection at all. As the virus can be transmitted via exhaled droplets, wearing a face mask for those who appear healthy or asymptomatic may reduce the transmission of the new coronavirus virus to other people. This will limit the viral...

Coronavirus

The ABCs Of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020 9:50 am

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. As it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses spread in cough droplets. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV...

How To Fund Your Care

How To Fund Your Care? (Updated)

January 23, 2020 3:13 pm

Funding for care may prove to be a daunting journey for some of us, especially when it comes to providing adequate support for your loved ones. We would like to share some tips on some common ways to help alleviate the cost of care :- Care Annuity or Care Fee Funding Plan/ Immediate Needs Annuities This is not the same as retirement annuity. In this instance, the care fee plan is purchased with a one-off lump sum payment (usually from savings, investment or property sale). This is not refundable unless capital protection is included. The income paid out by the insurance company is paid off for the rest of your life. This income is tax free! This type of policy...

Care Options – Home Care or Nursing Home

January 23, 2019 2:26 pm

It is often hard to choose care option when you know so little of what is available. We have created a useful breakdown detailing some of the pros and cons of living in a care home or receiving home care, to help you understand your choice and how to plan for your care. Let’s look at Home Care Pros Cons  You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items   If you enjoy social contact, you may find living alone lonely. Unless you make use of the wide range of community activities available!   You get to stay in your own home and keep all your items You may need to modify or adapt your home...