Home Care Advice

In this category you can find articles relating to home care advice. Many people prefer to receive care at home when they get older, or for health reasons at any age. Our articles have information on how to find the right type of care at home for you, how much you can expect to pay for your care, how it may affect your state pension, and what help you can get with home care services costs for your local council or social services department.

We understand that finding care for yourself or your loved one can be incredibly stressful; particularly if you don’t know anything about the care available in your area, how it works or what it costs. It can be very confusing, but we’re here to help. We offer a care needs assessment as a starting point and go from there.

Great Park Homecare offer a variety of domiciliary care and support options including personal care, care for older people, care for people with dementia, long term or short term care, live-in care, care for those that need a little companionship day to day and much more.

You can also find details of our latest reports from the Care Quality Commission in our home care advice. The CQC are the independent regulator of all health and social care services across England. Their job is to ensure that the care provided in our clients’ homes meets the National Standards of quality and safety.

Winter home safety tips for the elderly

Winter home safety tips for the elderly

Getting ready for the winter weather   The winter months are nearly upon us and as the weather gets colder, Keeping warm and safe becomes increasingly important for our seniors. If you have a loved one that is elderly and lives alone, helping them stay safe is...
The Importance of Social Interaction For Elderly People

The Importance of Social Interaction For Elderly People

The Importance of Social Interaction For Elderly People What is the importance of social interaction for elderly folks? Let’s talk about it. When it comes to social interactions, most of us don’t think about them too deeply. We go and see friends, family, or even just...
The Symptoms of High Blood Pressure in Elderly People

The Symptoms of High Blood Pressure in Elderly People

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure in elderly people? Let’s take a look. Low blood pressure is something which can affect anyone, but it is a dangerous occurrence which can be life-threatening. Low blood pressure is typically considered to be anything which...
The Benefits of Lifelong Learning For Seniors

The Benefits of Lifelong Learning For Seniors

There are many benefits to lifelong learning for seniors. Let’s take a look at some of them. When people begin to get older, this usually precedes a period of mental decline. This is largely due to the fact that as the body ages, the brain begins to slow down, and...
Eye tests for the elderly

Eye tests for the elderly

For anyone who has older people in their life who haven’t seen an Optician in a while, we recommend an eye test at least every two years (or as recommended by an Optometrist). It is not just about getting a pair of glasses, it is about improving confidence and...
What Are Good Hobbies For Seniors?

What Are Good Hobbies For Seniors?

When it comes to our senior residents, we’ve put a lot of time into finding the best hobbies for them to enjoy in their free time. Part of this is making sure they are both engaging enough to keep our residents’ minds active and enjoyable enough to become an important...