Spotlight on: Dementia Care at Unique Senior Care Spotlight on: dementia care Living with dementia can be a frightening and debilitating experience, and poses challenges for both individuals and their families. According to The Alzheimer’s Society, one in six people over the age of 80 have dementia and it is one of the main causes of disability later in life. When elderly people living with dementia need extra care, tailored one-to-one at-home care is often the preferred option over residential care. This is because changes to their routine or environment can seem particularly daunting and can [...]
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The 2018 flu jab – what you need to know The 2018 flu jab - what you need to know Autumn is here and with it has come the inevitable drop in temperature – and hot on the heels of this colder weather is the dreaded flu season! The flu is nasty for all ages, but is particularly dangerous for the elderly, who are often more susceptible to viruses and have weaker immune systems to fight them with. The good news is that an enhanced flu vaccine for elderly people has just been announced. But what [...]
Spotlight on: Companionship Care at Unique Senior Care Spotlight on: Companionship Care at Unique Senior Care Loneliness at any age is an upsetting issue – and one which can have serious health ramifications. Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness, which is why we offer a Companionship Care service to help prevent isolation in the older generation. Loneliness in the elderly It is easy to see why people’s social circles narrow as they get older: retiring results in less daily interaction with colleagues/customers, mobility problems can lead to attending fewer social activities and events, and [...]
National Dog Day: the benefits of owning a pet National Dog Day: the benefits of owning a pet We are a proud nation of dog lovers, but did you know that dogs and other pets can offer significant health benefits to the elderly? To celebrate National Dog Day on Sunday 26th August, we are taking a look at the advantages of owning one of these cuddly creatures in your older years! Companionship, cuddles and cardio Owning a dog – or indeed another type of pet – is a brilliant way of combatting loneliness in the [...]
Have you thought about respite care this summer? Have you thought about respite care this summer? Summer is here and many of us will be looking forward to a much-needed holiday! Is your idea of a sunshine getaway jetting off to an idyllic beach or taking the kids camping? These relaxing breaks are an important part of the year. But they can often take a back seat if you are responsible for looking after an elderly relative. Respite care could be a solution. Family members often feel guilty about leaving their loved ones in the care [...]
Beating the stigma of fraud amongst the elderly Beating the stigma of fraud amongst the elderly July is Scams Awareness Month, and here at Unique Senior Care we think it’s particularly important to highlight the devastating effects of fraud on the elderly. A recent study has shown that a shocking number of elderly fraud victims are too embarrassed to tell anyone. There are more older people being targeted than ever. With increased concerns over the increased isolation of this generation, it is vital that we break the taboo. Shocking statistics Over 30 per cent of [...]
Taking care in the hot summer weather this year Taking care in the hot summer weather this year Did you know that people aged 65 years and older are at increased risk of heat-related illness in hot weather conditions? And even if you’re younger, taking care when the mercury rises to above 30°C is vital to avoid the serious implications of heat stress. At Unique Care, we want to make sure you and your loved ones are able to make the most of this unexpected heatwave while staying safe in the sun, so we’ve compiled a [...]
Is Care More Needed Now More Than Ever? Is Care More Needed Now More Than Ever? Advances in technology, medicine and science today have improved almost every aspect of our day-to-day routines. This is helping us to live longer than ever! More and more people are reaching the celebrated age of 100. But, with advanced age comes advanced needs for care. Statistics have shown that most people over 80 live alone, often with very few people to talk to. Add to this the chronic pain and disabilities that are common in the majority of this age [...]
Top 20 Home Care Awards 2018 – Unique Senior Care Winners We have been awarded the 'Top 20 Home Care Group Provider award' on Homecare.co.uk! Homecare.co.uk take great pride in the quality and trustworthiness of their reviews. The review team read every one of the 10,656 reviews before publishing on homecare.co.uk. They perform a number of checks to ensure the reviews comply with their review policy and provide the general public with an unbiased and truthful opinion of the care provider. Therfore, winning this award means a lot to the Unique Senior Care team. Home Care [...]
100 new jobs in Coventry and South Warwickshire Unique Senior Care to create 100 new jobs in Coventry and South Warwickshire Over the coming year, we hope to create more than 100 new jobs as part of a major expansion programme. Unique Senior Care already employs nearly 200 people across our operations in Coventry and South Warwickshire. We’re looking to increase our team of community carers to expand our reach across the region. We're also keen to increase the complex care available for sufferers of illnesses such as dementia and Parkinson’s. We’re looking to boost the [...]