What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a much-misunderstood term. It comes from the little-known verb ‘to palliate’, which means to improve symptoms of a disease without aiming to cure it. The focus is therefore not on treatment to heal, as with other branches of medicine, but in trying to ease, maintain and or stabilise the patients’ life. Palliative

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What is the Difference Between a Residential Care Home and a Nursing Home?

Despite the fact that they are often used interchangeably, ‘residential care homes’ and ‘nursing homes’ are two separate concepts offering different levels and types of care. A residential care home is where you or your loved one might go if you are not able to safely live in your house anymore, due to physical infirmity,

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The Benefits of Sensory Activities with the Elderly

Sensory activities are activities which stimulate our 5 senses – namely vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste.   If you had the chance to sit and watch the heart-warming Channel 4 programme entitled “Old People’s Home for 4 Year-Olds ” (October 2018), which has two series in different residential homes for the elderly, then you will

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Respite Care and it’s Benefits

Respite care is care provided in a Care Home or similar organization for a short period of time on a temporary basis to someone who needs 24/7 care. This may be for rehabilitation purposes, or to allow the resident to get a feel of living in a care home or for a personal carer to

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Things to Bring for a Loved One in a Dementia Care Home

Visiting your loved one in their new elderly home can be a strange experience at first, particularly if they have a condition like Alzheimer’s where they were unable to fully understand the transition. Leaving their home to come to a dementia home in Cambridgeshire is often a real upheaval. Here are ten things that you

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What Qualities Do You Need To Be A Care Worker?

There’s a high standard for care workers and staff, mainly because working with the elderly can be a difficult job that requires patience and kindness. Loyal, committed and caring staff not only ensure that the care home can keep running efficiently, but it also makes it easier for residents to feel safe and relaxed when

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Mental Health and Care Homes

Even though the stigma surrounding mental health is slowly being lifted, it’s estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health condition within their lifetime, making it a growing concern for society. When the mental difficulty takes hold, it can be easy for individuals to lose their sense of reality, find themselves changing

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What is Dementia?

Dementia can be difficult to experience as a family and can cause stress and unhappiness. While the frustration of watching this happen to someone you love might feel like it’s too much to bear, support and specialist dementia care is available to help you and your loved ones every step of the way. What is

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Choosing a Care Home: The Checklist

As medical care improves and life expectancy increases, ever more people are looking to live out their golden years in a home-from-home care facility. When this time comes for you or your loved one, you may look at several care homes before deciding on the right one.     At Paxton Hall Care Home we

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