Why Opting for a Live-In Carer Can Be The Right Choice for Your Loved One and Your Family
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Burley's Home Care
23h ago
In the world of care, the option to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility can often be overshadowed by emotions and logistical challenges. However, an increasingly popular alternative that is often forgotten about is the option of having a live-in carer, at home. We truly believe that live-in care can be the most beneficial option for your loved one to enable them to continue living the life they always have with minimal interruption. Quality of Care One of the most obvious benefits of opting for a live-in carer for your loved one is the unparalleled level of persona ..read more
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Raising the Banner of Parkinson’s Awareness: How Home Care Makes a Big Difference
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Burley's Home Care
1M ago
Introduction: Parkinson’s Awareness Month, observed globally every April, a reminder of the challenges faced by millions of individuals battling Parkinson’s disease. At Burley’s Home Care, we are passionate in raising awareness and providing expert care to those navigating the complexities of Parkinson’s within the comfort of their homes. Understanding Parkinson’s: Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder characterised by a deficiency in dopamine production, leading to symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulties with movement and balance. According to recent analysis by Parkin ..read more
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Embracing Transformation: A New Look for Our Company
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by Burley's Home Care
2M ago
Change is inevitable, and as the world around us evolves at a rapid pace, so must we. We are thrilled to announce that our company is undergoing a transformation—a fresh update that includes a makeover for our website and logo. As we embark on this journey of change, our goal is to bring our company into the current times and beyond. We recognize the importance of embracing innovation and digital transformation to better serve our customers and meet their evolving needs. Our website is the digital face of our company, giving key information about our services, and giving our customers an init ..read more
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Why Choosing a CQC Regulated Provider is Essential for a Positive Care Journey
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Jo Langfield
2M ago
In the world of home care, finding the right provider isn’t just about convenience—it’s about ensuring quality care for your loved ones. That’s where CQC regulated providers come in, and give you the peace of mind during the difficult process of selecting a care provider. Here’s why opting for a CQC regulated provider with a strong rating can make all the difference in your loved one’s care journey. Setting the Bar High CQC isn’t just a fancy acronym—it’s the benchmark for care quality in the UK. When you choose a CQC regulated provider, you’re essentially saying, “I want the best for my loved ..read more
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Caring for the Caregiver: Why You Need to Take a Breather
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Jo Langfield
2M ago
Caregivers like you are unsung heroes, dedicating themselves to the well-being of their loved ones. While the selflessness of all caregivers is commendable, it’s crucial that we talk about something that often gets swept under the rug – caregiver burnout. What’s Caregiver Burnout? Imagine running a marathon but never getting a chance to rest or refuel. Sounds exhausting? Well, that’s what caregiver burnout feels like. It’s when you’ve been giving your all, day in and day out, and you start to feel physically and emotionally drained. We recognise that many caregivers feel selfish in asking for ..read more
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What Makes a Good Life for Older Individuals?
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Paul Burley
2M ago
Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, not everyone has a full social calendar and visitors in and out over the festive period. We all know that January can feel like the longest month ever, forget 4 weeks to pay day it feels more like 12 and the damp, dark days don’t give positive vibes either. January has a reputation for being the most depressing month of the year.  Some elderly people may have enjoyed time away with family over Christmas and New Year, being alone at Christmas wasn’t ever something that would affect them but suddenly not having that company and being back ..read more
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Tips to Manage Stress While Caring for Elderly Parents
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Paul Burley
2M ago
One of the questions we ask our applicants at interview is how they manage stress. We all show our stress in different ways, not sleeping, irritability, perhaps drinking more than usual and we all de-stress differently.  Some people like to exercise, others a hot bath and a book some a wind down with a glass of wine and some mindless TV but de stressing is key for us all. The job can be stressful but at the end of the day we go home and have the opportunity to switch off and de stress. For the families that support their loved ones at home they cannot switch off, it is a 24./7 role they ..read more
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New BBC Radio Series on Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Paul Burley
2M ago
Introduction  Dementia is a chronic, progressive illness that affects millions of people worldwide. In the United Kingdom alone, over 850,000 people live with dementia. The condition can be overwhelming, not just for those with the illness, but also for their loved ones and caregivers. Fortunately, new research studies and innovative programs are constantly emerging to help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Recently, Burleys Home Care tuned in to the BBC Radio 4 series Dementia: Unexpected Stories of the Mind. In this blog post, we’ll share insights from one of ..read more
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Dancing for Dignity 2022 | Burleys News
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Jo Langfield
2M ago
https://www.burleyshomecareservices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Untitled-design.mp4#t=,5 Dancing for Dignity 2022 burleys home care Team We thought we would have a little fun whilst actively supporting the nationwide Campaign Dancing For Dignity. At Burleys Home Care we are proud to be Dignity Champions and raising awareness about the importance of dignity, which is something we are very passionate about. Being a care worker is extremely rewarding and we always enjoy having a sense of humour and some light-hearted fun with our service users and our community. What is Dignity in Car ..read more
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Why are routines so important for people living with dementia? Advice from a care at home agency
Burley’s Home Care Blog
by Jo Langfield
2M ago
Throughout our lives, we stick to routines, whether it be the routine of going to school, going to work or a simple routine within your household. Personal routines provide us with a sense of control in what can be busy lives. A dementia diagnosis does not remove this feeling of control or the need for routine. In fact, the time after a dementia diagnosis is often a pivotal time to put a routine in place because adapting long-standing habits can help keep the person stay calm and focussed. As a care at home agency, we can help you and your loved one implement a routine that will be long lasti ..read more
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