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Everycare (UK) are pleased to announce the opening of it’s newest office in Hastings, East Sussex. Everycare have been providing care in Eastbourne in Sussex since 1997 and the new office in Hastings expands the companies coverage of the county.
The new office will cover Hastings, St Leonards on Sea, Bexhill on Sea, Battle, Ninfield and the surrounding areas and is a franchised office owned and operated under licence by Mr Ali Rastgoye.
Ali said ‘With Everycare already having delivered care in Sussex for 20 years I’m delighted to be able to bring quality care to the people of Hastings’. He added ‘The fact that Everycare had such a great name for providing a quality service made them the obvious choice for me to work with as a business partner’
Ali lives in Hastings with his wife Lucy who is a solicitor in a local law firm.
Live in carers for the elderly, although still only catering for a tiny proportion of the older population are now becoming an increasingly mainstream choice.
But the choice between finding a care home for relatives unable to manage on their own and leaving them to struggle on in their home could become a thing of the past amid surging demand for live-in “companion carers”.
Once a virtually unheard-of option, a small network of companies providing full-time live-in carers, say they are experiencing a rise in demand in the wake of waves of scandals about standards in care homes and traditional homecare agencies as well as headlines over soaring fees. According to the Live-in Care Hub, a network of 14 small and medium sized companies offering live-in care set up two years ago to promote the sector at present only around 10,000 families currently make use of it although all have reported growing interest. By comparison, around 290,000 older people in England and Wales live in care homes, according to the last census.
To read more about why live in carers are becoming more sought after – click here.
As the government struggles with the social care budget the true scale of the problem is highlighted by the Local Government Association.
As part of their review of possible alternative ways to pay for the care of our ageing population a recent review indicated that ‘The numbers of elderly people going without care, paying for it themselves or relying on family and friends currently outstrip those getting council help by four to one.’
For further details of the governments funding plans click on the link
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.
Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths.
The Office for National Statistics says the change is largely due to an ageing population.
People are living for longer and deaths from some other causes, including heart disease, have gone down.
Also, doctors have got better at diagnosing dementia and the condition is now given more weight on death certificates.
For decades, numerous attempts to find a drug that might slow the progress of the disease have failed. Without an effective drug treatment, doctors and scientists have pragmatically focused on treating people’s symptoms.
Recently, a new trial drug, aducanumab, has emerged that offers strong hope, particularly for those with mild symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Early trials show the drug works by reducing the build-up of amyloid, another protein implicated in the disease, which clumps together in plaques years before the tau forms tangles.
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