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Five things to consider when choosing a live-in nursing provider
Choosing a live-in nursing provider for your loved one is a massive responsibility. To help you narrow down your options, we've created a checklist of things to ask prospective agencies.
“My family member has been diagnosed with a type of dementia – How can I help?”
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is a life-changing moment for a person and their family and friends. It can lead to a variety of emotions being expressed, from sadness to anger, relief to worry, and feelings of fear or a sense of loss are also common.
The importance of good nutrition & hydration for the elderly
How can I encourage my client or loved one to eat and drink? How do I know if they are malnourished? Is rapid weight loss normal? We answer all these questions and more in our latest blog post in support of Nutrition and Hydration Week.
Care at Home Plus: “The support is fantastic”
Carer Rose Clark explains why she is enjoying the additional support and more personal approach of working directly for Consultus through our fully managed service, Care at Home Plus (CHP).
“I’m worried that my family member may be developing dementia”
To help you feel more informed at this frightening and overwhelming time, we've highlighted the signs and symptoms to be aware of and explained the diagnostic process.
Inge Coetzer - Recommend a Friend
Consultus carer Inge Coetzer, the winner of our June 2018 Recommend a Friend prize draw. Here, she shares how she spent her prize.
Carer Tips: Personal care
Good personal hygiene is critical for health and wellbeing, but it can be difficult to maintain our standards as we get older. Here are some tips to help you support your clients with their personal care.
Stay on your feet: How to prevent a fall
Despite the shocking statistics, falling is not an inevitable part of ageing. There are steps you can take to help minimise the risk of yourself or your loved one having a fall.
Exercise for a Busy Carer
We understand the demanding working hours that being a live-in carer calls for, but are you using your time off to care for yourself?