A Guide to Hospital to Home Care 
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
4d ago
Making the transition from a long-term hospital stay to your home can be challenging, particularly if you have complex medical needs. Therefore, transitioning from hospital to home care requires careful planning and support. Our guide takes you through how hospital to home care can improve your independence, health and well-being.  What is Hospital to Home Care? Hospital to home care considers the level of support required for the person to return home after a hospital visit. A hospital discharge can happen, provided it is done safely with your care considerations in mind. If you have dem ..read more
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Games to Help with Dementia: Our Top 5
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Sova Healthcare
3w ago
If you are living with dementia, staying active and healthy is essential. Playing games ensures you can focus on a task for an extended period while interacting with friends, family members and carers. The games you may play include ones specifically designed for children. Sova’s article includes our favourite games for people with dementia to play. After you’ve read our recommendations, you can learn more about the exercises we recommend for people with dementia. What Games to Avoid for People with Dementia? Before we discuss our five favourite games for people with dementia, some game types ..read more
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Famous People Who Have Been Diagnosed with Dementia
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
2M ago
Dementia is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life. If you’ve recently had a dementia diagnosis, the news can come as a shock to you, your friends and family. Find out which celebrities have been diagnosed with dementia in this article.  Bruce Willis  One of the most famous people to receive a dementia diagnosis in recent years was Bruce Willis. On the 16th of February 2023, it was announced by his family that the Die-Hard actor had an official diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a relatively rare form of the condition. After Willis’s dementia diagnosis, there wa ..read more
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Healthcare Franchise
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
5M ago
As the expansion of the healthcare industry in the UK shows no signs of slowing down, you may be thinking about wanting to begin your own healthcare business. Knowing how to start a healthcare business can be a difficult process, especially if you are new to the industry. Do you need specialist qualifications to operate as a franchisee? What support is available for setting up this type of business? These are a few of the questions that we get asked from people who are interested in starting a franchise with us. Our step-by-step guide will take you through the process of starting your own Sova ..read more
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The Benefits of Using a Social Companionship Service
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
5M ago
The Feeling of loneliness is something that you may experience regularly if you have a disability or health condition. Having a companion to socialise and partake in daily activities is essential for your mental and physical health. Whether it’s something as simple as having a conversation over a hot drink, or going for a walk, being able to enjoy those moments together is essential. Learn more in this article about the benefits of using a social companionship service. Assist with Regular Tasks at Home Completing daily tasks around your home can be difficult, particularly if you have a health ..read more
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Why Should You Book a Health Assessment?
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
7M ago
With the end of the year fast approaching, making sure that you and your loved ones are healthy and well is essential. As you get older, the more likely it is that you will develop potential health issues that may go undetected or miss out on vital healthcare arrangements.  While it’s common for us to attend routine dental and eyesight check-ups, it’s easy to underestimate the importance of booking in regular health screenings. Attending health assessments can find and reduce the risk of you developing serious illnesses, while also improving your wellbeing and lifestyle.  Discover mo ..read more
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Is there a link between rugby and dementia?
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
8M ago
Many sports over the years have been questioned over possible links to dementia. Football, boxing, ice hockey and American Football are a couple of sports that come to mind. Several rugby players have been diagnosed with dementia, due to the physical nature of the sport. With the 2023 Rugby World Cup currently taking place in France, there’s been a major focus on making the sport safer. England’s 2003 World Cup winner Steve Thompson’s documentary “Head On: Rugby, Dementia and Me” covered how his life changed when he was diagnosed with early onset dementia. While there has been plenty of resear ..read more
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4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Healthcare
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
10M ago
It’s likely that you may have watched Casualty or Care and be glued to your screen by how doctors, carers and healthcare assistants work hard to look after their patients. While these television shows are a fictional representation of what goes on a healthcare environment, they don’t show the day-to-day realities of working in the sector. Healthcare is an excellent career choice, particularly if you enjoy making a difference to people’s lives daily. It’s an industry that does not require a degree or extensive medical knowledge as there are various roles available for people wanting to work in ..read more
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Carers Week 2023 – Recognising and Supporting Carers in the Community
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
1y ago
It’s that time of year where communities all around the United Kingdom come together to raise awareness of unpaid and paid carers and the work they do to care for loved ones. Carers Week is an annual campaign that takes place in June every year with support from other charities. We understand how important a role our staff play in caring for friends or family members, whether that’s providing home care or specialist care services. By providing personalised care plans that suit each individual’s needs, it’ll ensure they get the care that they need. Since Carers Week 2023 has already taken place ..read more
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Things to Consider When Finding the Right Specialist Care Service for Your Loved One
Sova Healthcare Blog
by Rice Media
1y ago
It can be difficult to come to terms with if you find your loved one’s health deteriorating. Making the decision to pursue specialist care service can be a difficult one. And, here at Sova Healthcare we understand that finding the right specialist care service for your loved one is a crucial decision that requires plenty of careful consideration.  With there being so many providers to choose from, it’s important that you do your research so that you find a provider that best fits your family member’s needs. At Sova Healthcare, we understand that this can be a difficult process. Our team c ..read more
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