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Award winning home care at Everycare Wirral

Home care award Wirral The Homecare Awards highlights the top 20 most recommended home care providers in each of the 11 regions throughout the UK.

The Awards are based on thousands of independent reviews, from the most important people, our clients. Clients who have experienced, evaluated and appreciated the individually tailored care services that we provide. The recognition from these independent reviews is important to us, they show us that we are achieving our goal, which is to provide outstanding and genuine care within our community. We are dedicated to provide the highest quality of Client services, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and Company Spirit.Wirral award winning home care

Everycare Wirral’s Registered Care Manager Dawn Macdonald was thrilled to receive the acknowledgment of this award and is immensely proud of her Professional Care Assistants, “whose consistent hard work and dedication to providing a fantastic level of care has allowed their Clients to live their lives to the fullest.

There is no better recommendation than from the people who use our service, each and every day. We also realise how much reviews can help when people are looking for care for a loved one and they can trust that these are genuinely, honest reviews.

We are honoured to be rated by our Clients within the top 20 care providers in the North West of England and will endeavour to continue providing a high standard of care for our clients.”

Female physical fitness – 90% less likely to develop dementia

Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study published the March 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study measured the women’s cardiovascular fitness based on an exercise test.

When the highly fit women did develop dementia, they developed the disease an average of 11 years later than women who were moderately fit, or at age 90 instead of age 79.

“These findings are exciting because it’s possible that improving people’s cardiovascular fitness in middle age could delay or even prevent them from developing dementia,” said study author Helena Hörder, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden. “However, this study does not show cause and effect between cardiovascular fitness and dementia, it only shows an association. More research is needed to see if improved fitness could have a positive effect on the risk of dementia and also to look at when during a lifetime a high fitness level is most important.”

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Dementia – What not to say?

For somebody living with dementia, language and communication can become more difficult over time.

How and when language problems develop will depend on the individual, as well as the type of dementia and the stage it is at. While the person living with the condition may have issues with recall or finding the right word, the words that other people use are important too. A poor choice of language can be both hurtful and frustrating.

Good communication can be key to helping somebody to live well with dementia. Here are a few of the words and questions to avoid in conversation.

To find out more about the 7 things not to say to somebody with dementia visit the Alzheimer’s Society website

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care says the National Audit of Dementia.

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY LOGOThe National Audit of Dementia, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) today (Thursday 13 July 2017) found hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed.

Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making hospitals more “dementia-friendly”, the audit shows. Overall nearly 70% of carers rated care as excellent or very good, and 75% said that the person with dementia was definitely treated with respect by staff.

Many more hospitals are providing dementia awareness training to all groups of staff, and 96% have a training framework for dementia care, up from 23% in the first round of audit in 2011. Nearly all hospitals (94%), have created dementia “champions” to lead change and support staff, following former recommendations. Staff however said they could not always access specialist support, especially out of hours.

To read more visit the Alzheimer’s Society website