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AUG
07

All About Home Care retains prestigious award for the second year running

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We're delighted to have been awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Home Care Provider (South East England)' by leading review website, Home Care UK – one of only three in Kent to make the grade, and with cu stomers judging our services as 10 out of 10! The homecare.co.uk Top 20 Home Care Provider Awards 2019 shine a light on the most recommended home care ...
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JUL
25

How to look after your elderly relative in the heat

With the mercury rising this summer and temperatures are expected to soar , it's easy to get caught up in all the fun of summer. However, while you might be looking forward to enjoying these blistering days at the beach or relaxing with friends, they can be a challenge for many vulnerable people, including the elderly, according to the NHS .  ...
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JUN
04

Giving back for Volunteers’ Week

Helping people is a great way to give something back to your community, and what better way to help others than by volunteering.  This week is Volunteers' Week and we're showing our support and giving thanks to everyone who helps others, as well as encouraging everyone to get out and volunteer. Volunteers' Week Volunteers' Week  takes pla...
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MAY
16

Supporting Stroke awareness month

​At All About Home Care, we're keen to help support the local community on all issues affecting the elderly. One of those issues is stroke; with 59% of victims being over the age of 69, it's a disease we want to help spread awareness of.  This May, Stroke Association are encouraging people to wear purple for stroke awareness month and to raise...
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MAY
03

Dementia Action Week in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks

If you or somebody you know lives with dementia, it doesn't have to make you feel cut off from society. D ementia is something we should be tackling together and that's why we're acting.  From the 20 th to the 26 th May, the Alzheimer's Society is working to unite people across the community for Dementia Action Week and the All about Home Care...
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MAY
03

Living well following a diagnosis of Dementia

Everyone forgets things from time to time – we might not remember where we last put our keys or walk into the kitchen and completely forget why.  But if you notice mum or dad starting to forget things more commonly and you think it's affecting their everyday life, then that might be a sign of dementia.   One of the challenges facing peopl...
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APR
17

‘I have the support I need to feel like I am doing a good job’

Something we pride ourselves on at All About Home Care is our excellent carers and the friendly atmosphere we provide for them. This is something that one of our staff members, Sarah, was drawn to when she joined us.   Seeing Sarah not only enjoy her job so much but also grow and progress into a new role has brought a smile to our faces. It's ...
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JAN
24

Keeping active as we age

We can't stop the ageing process but with a few changes to our routine we can counteract some of the effects.  Here are our tips for helping you – or mum or dad – keep active, so you enjoy the best possible health and quality of life. Regular physical activity Balance is an important sense we all have, but as we age our reaction times get slow...
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NOV
08

World Diabetes Day 2018

Would you know how to look after a family member with diabetes? That's one of the questions being posed as part of World Diabetes Day 2018. This year's theme is about helping families prevent, spot and manage the condition, which is more prevalent among the elderly. On the 13 th November, our local group supporting people living with diabetes in Se...
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AUG
23

'All About Home Care is almost too good to be true'

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'All About Home Care is almost too good to be true' 'I previously worked for a company which was providing 15-minute visits, which was just enough time to give someone their tablets, sign the book and then leave to get to the next appointment. You become a carer because you care about people, and I didn't like that I was rushing in and rushing out ...
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AUG
13

Reducing falls risk with Parkinson's

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The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the UK is about 145,000; that's around 1 adult in every 350. People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died. One of the common symptoms of Parkinson's is reduced mobility, which increases the risk of falls. Loss of m...
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AUG
03

Living well in older age

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'Old age is no place for sissies' – Bette Davies. Bette Davies was right – things do generally become more challenging as we get older. But not necessarily; more and more people are living active and fulfilling lives well into their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. Look at the latest statistics from the DVLA. More than 4.5 million people in the UK are dri...
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JUL
27

International Day of Friendship

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30th July is International Day of Friendship; set up by the United Nations, the aim was to unite people and bring peace around the world. But friendship has many more benefits beyond promoting international harmony: it's key to our wellbeing – and it's central to the services that we provide for our home care clients. The benefits of friendship The...
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JUL
09

'I simply love my job'

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Jenny has been in the care industry for 20 years and had been on the point of leaving the industry, when she came across an advert for All About Home Care. From the interview, she knew we were different. "I worked for one domiciliary care company for 15 years. It continually changed hands and I felt the clients weren't getting the things they neede...
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JUN
28

Keeping your elderly relative safe in the heatwave

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The sun has finally come out to play and while it may be about time, it's important that you know the best way to care for your elderly loved ones in the ongoing heatwave. Here are some tips to help them stay safe. Keep cool Overheating is a massive problem but there are a few ways you can combat this: Keeping out of direct sunlight: make sure they...
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JUN
12

We're in the Top 20!

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All About Home Care are delighted to have been awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Home Care Provider (South East England) 2018' by Home Care UK, the UK's leading home care review website. All About Home Care is the only domiciliary care provider in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks areas to have been listed in the South East's Top 20, and one...
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JUN
12

Let's Talk About Diabetes

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More than 20,000 people in West Kent are known to be living with diabetes – and the real figure may be as high as 25,000. But talking about the condition can still be awkward for many. That's why this year's focus for Diabetes Week is to encouraging people to talk about their diabetes, their challenges and concerns. Diagnosing diabetes Diabetes is ...
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JUN
14

Care Quality Commission gives All About Home Care highest rating in West Kent

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We are pleased that, following a CQC inspection in April, our service is rated as 'Outstanding' overall. As well as the overall rating, inspectors rate five individual aspects of the service. All About Home Care was rated 'Outstanding' for being caring, well-led, and responsive to people's needs, and as 'Good' for being safe and effective. We are p...
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OCT
26

Alzheimer's Society Parliamentary Reception

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Theresa May has confirmed her ongoing support to make the UK a better place for those living with dementia in a letter to Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Society, he revealed at a Parliamentary Reception attended by David Barrett yesterday. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Alzheimer's Society's Parliamentary Reception in ...
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MAY
11

Invitation to Dementia & Later Life Advice Event, Tunbridge Wells Bowls Club, 13 April 2016

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​ David and Kieron from All About Home Care would like to invite you to join them at the Tunbridge Wells Bowls Club on 13 April, where there will be the opportunity to find out more and get advice on dementia and later life. The event will consist of short, informal presentations, followed by the opportunity to explore your individual issues and co...
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