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The Importance of Good Nutrition for the Elderly 

Elderly people are at a higher risk of becoming malnourished, due to the increased likelihood of them having pre-existing conditions—such as dementia, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and depression—or as a side effect of medication they are taking. Research conducted by BAPEN between 2007 and 2011 found that, although malnutrition was more common amongst those… Continue reading

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Guide to Private Nursing

Private nurses are registered professionals who are trained and educated to perform a variety of medical procedures. Private nursing is a great option for those who need extra care and medical attention after an accident or due to a long-term condition. Cera has prepared a short guide to explain what private nursing is and how… Continue reading

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How to Navigate Life with a Serious Illness

Getting diagnosed with a serious condition is really difficult, as it doesn’t only impact you physically, but also mentally and in the various roles of your life as a parent, child, colleague, or friend. A serious illness can create some chaos, but it’s important to try and keep your head above water and still live… Continue reading

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Finding balance when caring for your loved ones

When the people we love are afflicted with an illness or hardship, we want to be there for them and care for them as best we can; particularly when that person is somebody close to us such as a parent, sibling or child. Those that sacrificially cared for us when we were younger, sometimes become… Continue reading

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5 Daily Habits to Reduce Stiffness

One of the most frequent questions I get asked around this time of year is: “With the weather getting colder how do I prevent my joints from stiffening up and my mobility slowing down?” What is crucial about this type problem is understanding “why” this happens. Let me explain… The joints in the body are… Continue reading

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Cera’s Guide to Live In Care

When considering care for elderly relatives, your first thought may be a care home. However, live in care can be a cheaper and more comprehensive care option. Although there are certain requirements to be eligible to have this type of care, the majority of people are able to accommodate live in carers in their home.… Continue reading

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A Guide to Respite Care with Cera

Respite care refers to the temporary care that can be provided by domiciliary care providers or residential care homes, in order to allow regular family carers to take a break. This decision will depend on the carer’s needs as well as their loved one’s condition and support needs. There are different types of respite support… Continue reading

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New Partnership with UK Care Guide

The UK Care Guide website is designed to support those looking for help and information across a range of care related topics and part of their site helps people looking for home care agencies in the UK.  As this is our specialist area, it was very natural for us to partner together.  The site contains a lot… Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions About Home Care

The thought of having someone unfamiliar in your home can be quite daunting; you may also have reservations about other factors regarding home care. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding home care that we believe are important to address so that you can make an informed decision. Here are the three common misconceptions… Continue reading