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Proud To Announce Our Two Great British Care Awards Regional Finalists

I am so proud that two of our care companions are regional finalists in the Great British Care Awards: Alison Stacey and Louise Hammond have both been nominated in the dementia carer category. They are both a fine example of the quality and self-drive we expect from our support companions and we wish them both

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Introducing A Brand New Look for 2019

Purple is more than just a royal colour. It stands for passion and sensitivity – qualities that the entire Eximius Support team shares. We’re so proud of our brand new uniform, we just couldn’t wait until January to share it with you!

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Why We Choose To Be Live-In Support Companions

Our partners at the Live-In Care Hub have written another heart-wrenching piece that gives some of the reasons why we choose to be live-in support companions. Helping Older People Live A Better Life: Be A Live In Carer

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How To Avoid Loneliness When You Live Alone

  Living alone can either be a choice, or as a result of different circumstances that occur in life. Either way, there may be moments in life when because you live alone, you start feeling ‘lonely’. As human beings, we often need human interaction with others we enjoy being around. Deprived of this for too

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3 Reasons Why You Probably Shouldn’t Go Into A Care Home

The traditional method of home care is moving into a care home. This isn’t often the best route to go when thinking about retirement as an elderly, or as an individual who is in need of home care support. This is due to the following 3 reasons: Life Enjoyment, Health and Finances. Our friends over

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Are You Prepared For The High Cost Of Care In Your Old Age?

Preparing Makes All The Difference Making retirement preparations for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task. There are several things to consider, such as, the best way to actually retire. In addition, we also have the overall cost of retiring to think about. Fortunately, there are several guides out there to help

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Don’t Want To Go Into A Care Home?

There Is An Alternative When we think of retirement, more often than not, we think of the traditional care-home establishments available. However, now being in the 21st century, there are alternative ways of care out there. These new alternative methods of care can be proven to be even more effective than care within traditional care-homes.

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Living with dementia in the family changes everything

  Our managing director Kate has written a touching piece about her personal experiences of living with dementia in the family: Living with Dementia in the family changes everything. I want to start by saying that by no means am I an expert on dementia! However, I have been affected by it in many ways,

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5 Key questions to ask yourself if you’re debating live-in care

Our friends at The Live-In Care Hub have written a brand new informative piece on 5 key questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure whether live-in care is good for you. You can read it here. Live-in care is an affordable alternative to the residential care home, bringing all the benefits of dedicated 1-to-1 care

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Why live-in care is increasing in popularity in the UK

Our friends at the Live-In Care Hub have put together another informative piece on the rising popularity of live-in care in the UK. Live-in care is becoming a popular choice for families who want the very best for their loved one. It is a really good alternative to residential care, and in many cases it

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How to help isolated people tackle loneliness

The team at Sentinel Care Services guest write for us this week with their tips for helping isolated people suffering from a common yet difficult to identify issue – loneliness: Feeling isolated and lonely is an increasing problem across the country, affecting millions of people and putting more pressure on our already overstretched public services.

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A better alternative to residential care homes

“97% of people would prefer not to move into a residential care home if they become ill or incapable of caring for themselves.” That’s an eye-opening figure. But looking at the unfortunate stories currently making the news, it’s not surprising people are looking into alternatives to residential care homes for their loved ones. Live-in care

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How to take the car away from an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Taking away the driving privileges from a parent with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be one of the most difficult and challenging decisions you make. But after 3 years of a diagnosis, most Alzheimer’s or dementia sufferers need to stop driving for their own safety and the safety of others. Free Alzheimers Support have a fantastically honest

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How do you overcome a parent’s resistance to having Live-in care?

Over the years I have often been asked by potential clients – “My parents just wont accept having anyone in the house so how do I overcome that?” That is a difficult one and not always resolvable…… but the easiest thing is to let us have that conversation with them. Their concerns and worries are

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Caring Christmas

It is our first Christmas at Eximius Live-in support!! I love this time of year as it is a great opportunity to really treat our clients and provide the exceptional service we take pride in. All our companions have put up trees and decorations provided by us, and generally done their best to make sure

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Malnutrition in the elderly on the increase

As a currently practicing Registered Nurse with a qualification in nutrition I continue to have a real interest in the damaging effects of malnutrition on health and illness in all sectors of the population. The elderly are a particularly vulnerable group who have been hit hard by the cuts in health and social care budgets

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Older People’s Home Care At Risk

Homecare was in the news again yesterday. The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), of which Eximius is a member, published a report – Homecare Deficit 2016. This highlighted the home care funding deficit of £513 million in the UK. The findings provided evidence of genuine risk to the viability of state funded homecare, where the

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Another Alarming Headline

Nowadays it seems as though not a day goes by without a scare story in the news about the state of health and social care in England. Yesterday the CQC warned that adult social care was fragile and had hit a ‘tipping point’ http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Care-News/cqc-warns-fragile-adult-social-care-at-a-tipping-point- You may be wondering what this actually means? The statement boils

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Welcome to the Eximius Blog

Welcome to the Eximius Blog, our very first post this morning. You may ask ‘what is a blog?’ Well, it’s a combination of two words, web and log and is basically an on-line diary. To receive salacious gossip from a personal hand written diary would make juicy reading but you won’t find that here. However,

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