We are all very familiar with the term ‘frail’ as a generalised description associated with age and poor health. Increasingly however, health professionals apply the term more precisely, to mean a specific condition which should be measured, diagnosed then carefully managed (just like a diagnosis of diabetes, arthritis or other condition). Frailty is characterised by […] Read more
We are the UK’s leading specialists in helping people to find the right care. We were established 20 years ago, at first helping families who needed to choose a care home but today, we also do much more. We provide free, independent support enabling people to stay in their own home by arranging and managing all types of care packages. Our company is widely used and trusted by the NHS.
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Articles: care support and advice
We are delighted that 97 per cent of families rate CHS support as either “excellent” or “very good” in figures recently published from one of our hospital based services. The ratings come from recently published annual figures from one of our hospitals services for East Lancashire Teaching Hospital. Between April 2015 and March 2016, we worked […] Read more
What are the signs that your elderly relative is not coping living independently in their own home? What can you do?
For some, a defined crisis marks the point when an elderly person is unable to live independently in their own home. It is often precipitated by a fall, a stroke or other medical problem resulting in an emergency hospital admission. As well as the providing the necessary medical care, being admitted to hospital triggers a […] Read more
Worried about your loved one’s memory and abilities? Why it is important to consider the possibility of depression as well as dementia
There has been a much needed focused on dementia in recent years, resulting in some notable improvements in awareness and diagnosis. However, it is worth reflecting that depression is more common in old age than dementia and is particularly at risk of remaining untreated and underdiagnosed. Although dementia and depression are distinct and different conditions, […] Read more
One care option which has been growing rapidly in recent years is live-in care. This involves the carer (or a team of two) living in your home to provide support on a 24- hour basis, seven days a week. The major advantage of live-in care is of course enabling the individual to continue to live […] Read more
“I’m used to being able to sort things out in life, but finding care was something I felt wholly unprepared for. Being self-funding, we fell into a gap in terms of advice and support. The support I received from my adviser was very practical – I knew that I could get good advice from her quickly, whenever I needed it.”