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Hiring a care worker – Employer Challenges and What to do about them

It may seem like a piece of cake but in reality, being an employer has many nuances. If you’re hiring a caregiver privately, you need to take responsibility for your employee. Typically, people who receive Direct Payment or self-fund their care hire care workers independently.  Let’s look at what it’s like to be an employer […]

Hiring a care worker –

It may seem like a piece of cake but in reality, being an employer has many nuances.

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Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores or pressure sores, are a genuine concern in elderly care. These ulcers occur when continuous pressure damages the skin and underlying tissues, ranging from persistent redness to deep, bone-exposing sores.

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How to look after the elderly in a heatwave

With temperatures across the UK soaring over the last few days and being expected to rise even further in the coming weeks,

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Partnering with Surewise

Surewise announces partnership with Pair my Care. Surewise will be provide Insurance to all caregivers using the Pair my Care platform.

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Partnering with Collective Benefits

Pair my Care has partnered with Collective Benefits to Provide Bespoke Insurance and Support for Carers. The partnership will provide self employed care workers with access to savings on food, fuel, technology, and more. “We are excited to partner with Collective Benefits to provide our carers with the support they need” Nicholas Kelly, CEO of […]

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Hiring a care worker – Employer challenges

It may seem like a piece of cake but in reality, being an employer has many nuances. If you’re hiring a caregiver privately, you need to take responsibility for your employee.

New Pair my Care app for caregivers

We are excited to introduce the new app! You can manage your profile, make updates and get easy access to all your information. Our developers have been working tirelessly to fortify our app and we have been listening to your feedback to make you like it even better. We hope the new app will bring […]

What are my options for care at home

When you first start to look into your options for care at home, it can sometimes feel confusing or overwhelming due to the range of different options available. We’ve compiled a list explaining each type of care at home, to help you to choose the option that’s best suited for you and your needs. What […]

How to support someone needing care to utilise technology

Technology for some can still be a little scary and can create its own anxiety. We can all see the benefits of technology in our everyday lives. However, as someone gets older and realises they need a little extra support, we need to consider making them a part of the conversation on how to better […]

Is personal care the same as homecare?

Personal care involves assisting with tasks of personal nature, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, moving and handling, etc. Personal care can be provided in any care based setting such as at home and a care home. Home care is when care is provided to the service users in their own homes. It can be […]

How to look after the elderly during the current conditions

Cold weather can be dangerous for the elderly in the community Currently it’s -2 in the UK according to the met office, with some parts of the UK seeing temperatures closer to -6. It’s a good time to remember how to support those in our community that might be more vulnerable. It is essential to […]

Homecare and domiciliary care, what is the difference?

There isn’t truly any difference between home care and domiciliary care. They are the same since both involve delivering care to someone in the comfort of their home. This care can be anything from personal assistance to live-in care or complex care for conditions such as dementia. The difference is down to difference in naming. […]

What training do care workers need?

Being a carer can be immensely rewarding but requires dedication and hard work. You don’t need a formal qualification for many social care jobs. However, a working knowledge of the social welfare system is a must. You can learn on the job, and the agency you join will also give you basic training for 3 […]

What is Reablement care?

What Is Reablement Care, and How Is It Different From Ongoing Care If someone has a sudden deterioration in their health and cannot perform daily life activities on their own, they may need temporary care to adapt and live independently again. This temporary care is called reablement care, intermediate care, or aftercare.  Research by SCIE […]

Live-in care vs care homes

When people get to a stage in their lives where they no longer feel that they can live independently, then many will start to consider care as a solution. If you are looking for the best option for your loved one, We will explore 2 options: live-in care, and care homes. To help you make […]

What is Live-in care

If you’re looking into the care options available for a loved one, but don’t feel comfortable with the idea of sending them to a nursing home, then live-in care can be a great solution. It’s one of the most practical and comfortable care solutions, and is definitely worth considering. Summary of Live-in Care Live-in care […]

What are my options for care at home?

What is care at home? When you first start to look into your options for care at home, it can sometimes feel confusing or overwhelming due to the range of different options available. We’ve compiled a list explaining each type of care at home, to help you to choose the option that’s best suited for […]

The future of adult care in the UK: looking ahead five years

Patient Empowerment The landscape of the healthcare system in the U.K. is exceptionally complex, and pressure for improvements continues to grow. With an ageing population and a declining birth rate, it’s imperative to find the best way to provide individualised and effective care for adults. What is the future of adult care and the healthcare […]