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How to care for someone with dementia at home

How to care for someone with dementia at home

Many people who live with dementia do so within their own home with the help of family and friends. Their home is generally the environment a person with dementia would prefer to live in – as discussed in our article ‘Why dementia care is so much better at home’ - but...

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ENA Sponsors Boccia England

ENA Sponsors Boccia England

At ENA, we are passionate about supporting all of our clients to reach their maximum potential, no matter what their age, disability or health condition. Understanding each person’s goals, and helping them to work towards those, is a vital part of how we tailor our...

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Domiciliary Care Worker Job Description & Duties

Domiciliary Care Worker Job Description & Duties

Domiciliary care is a very rewarding vocation for many people. For these people, a natural tendency to truly care about how their client feels and how well they do their job will make all the difference. But it takes a combination of a desire to care for others,...

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Live-in Carer Job Description & Duties

Live-in Carer Job Description & Duties

Live-in carer job description Becoming a live-in carer isn’t just a career decision, it’s a lifestyle change. A highly trained live-in carer lives with the client at home, supporting their day-to-day needs as an alternative to residential care. As the carer, you may...

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Live-in Carers: Working Hours & Breaks Explained

Live-in Carers: Working Hours & Breaks Explained

Working as a live-in carer in the UK is a rewarding career that pays well. Helping your clients to maintain their independence and stay in their own home is fulfilling for you and invaluable for clients. Read on as we answer frequently asked questions about the...

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Every day is different as an ENA live-in carer

Every day is different as an ENA live-in carer

Thinking about a job in social care? Beth Britton interviews ENA’s Recruitment Manager Catherine Wingrove to find out what it takes to be a live-in carer and the rewards that are on offer. Thanks to high-profile campaigns like the Department of Health and Social...

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How our live-in carers can support your nutrition and hydration

How our live-in carers can support your nutrition and hydration

Eating, drinking and mealtimes, in general, should be a really positive part of everyone’s day, but for many people who need care and support the enjoyment can easily be lost if food preparation or consuming food or drinks is a struggle, or personal preferences aren’t...

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Making caring visible and valued for Carers Week 2021

Making caring visible and valued for Carers Week 2021

Living at home has always been the preferred option for most elderly and disabled people. Indeed, in relation to living with dementia we reported in our blog, ‘Why dementia care is so much better at home’ that, “85% of people would choose to live at home for as long...

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ENA supports Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021

ENA supports Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021

For last year’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, we were particularly struck by the stories that were shared by people living with spinal cord injuries. From Peter to Josh, Naomi to Carol, every account published by the Spinal Injuries Association was deeply personal...

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Spotting the early signs of dementia

Spotting the early signs of dementia

With increased dementia awareness, brought about in part from years of campaigns like Dementia Action Week and Dementia Friends, more people than ever before knowing something about dementia and how it begins. With that knowledge, however, often comes the worry that...

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How our live-in care helps you to connect with nature

How our live-in care helps you to connect with nature

“Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world.” This quote from Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of The Mental Health Foundation,...

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Let’s talk about multiple sclerosis

Let’s talk about multiple sclerosis

At ENA we don’t just provide care and support. We are passionate about the conditions we specialise in and champion the individuals who live with those conditions. Understanding both the person and their health challenges is vital in order to provide the optimum...

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The role of families in good social care provision

The role of families in good social care provision

In her third article for us, Beth Britton draws on her personal experiences of social care services to offer advice on how families and care providers can work together. I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced social care from the perspective of a family...

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Living with Parkinson’s: Matt Eagles’ story

Living with Parkinson’s: Matt Eagles’ story

In her second article for us, Beth Britton looks at the real-life experience of living with Parkinson’s As someone who’s done a lot of media work I’ve had a fair few interviews, but one that has always stood out for me is my 2017 interview for health communications...

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Sleeping better when you have dementia

Sleeping better when you have dementia

One of the most difficult aspects of living with dementia can be a change in sleeping habits. Lack of sleep can make confusion worse and the fatigue can be debilitating, affecting the person’s ability to participate in tasks of daily living, hobbies or interests....

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Why COVID-19 vaccination is SO important to us

Why COVID-19 vaccination is SO important to us

After a very dark and difficult time for the whole of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the welcome reports that the UK has reached its initial vaccination target has provided some much needed good news. However, this has been tempered for everyone in social...

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Positive ways to communicate with a person who has dementia

Positive ways to communicate with a person who has dementia

In her first article for us, Beth Britton gives tips and advice to enable meaningful engagement with a person who has dementia. Communicating with a person who has dementia, especially as their dementia becomes more advanced, is probably one of the areas of care and...

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Making your rehabilitation programme work for you

Making your rehabilitation programme work for you

Rehabilitation: It’s a word that can both inspire and frustrate those who are plunged into a rehabilitation programme following an injury or the onset or progression of an illness. At ENA we support many clients who are beginning or continuing a rehabilitation...

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Coping with incontinence

Coping with incontinence

One of the most common symptoms we support our clients with is urinary incontinence, which is where a person unintentionally passes urine. Despite the fact that millions of people experience some form of urinary incontinence in their lifetime, it is a condition that...

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Responding to the risks of autonomic dysreflexia

Responding to the risks of autonomic dysreflexia

In our 27 years’ experience of supporting people following a spinal injury, one of the greatest concerns many of our spinal injury clients have is developing autonomic dysreflexia (AD). This sudden rise in the person’s blood pressure can have severe and even fatal...

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The skills and values you need to become a live-in carer

The skills and values you need to become a live-in carer

As a company providing care and support for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, it is vital that when we are recruiting our live-in carers we find individuals who are able to demonstrate our core values and who possess the skills our clients need. Far...

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ENA scoops Outstanding Care Award during COVID-19 Pandemic

ENA scoops Outstanding Care Award during COVID-19 Pandemic

Our dedicated care team at ENA, based in Welwyn Garden City, were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards. We at ENA were awarded an Outstanding Achievement plaque by HCPA to display...

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Maximising independence, choice and control

Maximising independence, choice and control

The cornerstone of everything we seek to achieve for our clients is maximising their independence, choice and control. These principles run throughout all ENA services, no matter what the needs or health challenges of our clients, and are vitally important to every...

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Creating a dementia-friendly home

Creating a dementia-friendly home

One of the singularly most important ways in which a person can live as well as possible at home after a diagnosis of dementia is through modifying their environment. This may sound counter-intuitive given that people with dementia are known to find familiarity...

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Reducing the risk of falls in the home

Reducing the risk of falls in the home

There is no doubt that having a fall is something that terrifies older and vulnerable people and their families immensely. Even relatively minor falls can damage the confidence of elderly and frail individuals, and of course if the fall is more serious, it can lead to...

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Living and dying at home – How to support your loved one

Living and dying at home – How to support your loved one

As we wrote about in our recent blog, Why needing care doesn’t have to mean leaving home, many people are so determined to remain at home that they will only leave when they are, “Carried out in a box.” Indeed, in the National Bereavement Survey of 2011, 71 percent of...

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How Parkinson’s care at home can support a positive life

How Parkinson’s care at home can support a positive life

As documented by singer Ozzy Osbourne’s admission earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, later admitting in an interview that he doesn’t have “that much longer”, being told you have Parkinson’s and living with the effects of it are tough for...

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Why dementia care is so much better at home

Why dementia care is so much better at home

More families than ever before are being affected by dementia, with current figures suggesting that 52 percent of the UK population (34.5 million people) know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. Most types of dementia begin with relatively mild...

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Why needing care doesn’t have to mean leaving home

Why needing care doesn’t have to mean leaving home

Our homes are very special places – personal havens in a busy world that reflect our personalities, tastes and choices. As we age, our homes often take on additional meaning as important places of security, independence and control. Most people would fiercely defend...

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Your Life Story — create a life story book with Dementia UK

Your Life Story — create a life story book with Dementia UK

Dementia UK has created a template to create a 'Life Story Book'. Asking users to build a personal biography supported by friends, family or care workers. We don't have to have a story that's good enough for a movie to enjoy the small moments we have had with friends...

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ENA renews Sponsorship with Southern All Star Boccia Team

ENA renews Sponsorship with Southern All Star Boccia Team

ENA Care Group is proud to renew its sponsorship of the Southern All Star Boccia team. ENA provided the team with a brand new iPad to facilitate improvements in the team's training. The iPad will enable the team to be able to monitor scoring, review statistics and...

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ENA becomes an affiliate to SOLLA

ENA becomes an affiliate to SOLLA

ENA Care Group have proudly become an affiliate to the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA), enabling our existing and new live-in care clients to access a wealth of knowledge, support and advice surrounding their later-life plans. SOLLA is a not-for-profit...

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ENA Care Group donates to Dementia Group, CST Today

ENA Care Group donates to Dementia Group, CST Today

ENA Care Group recently paid a visit to CST.Today in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. The trip was to see the vital work they do in the community providing services to those living with Dementia. The event held on the day marked a year in CST’s new home. Mitch...

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Brexit Guidance for Care Staff

Brexit Guidance for Care Staff

The UK Government has published an update on EU citizens who wish to come to live and work in the UK after the UK leaves the European Union on 31st October 2019. These arrangements are in addition to those already available for non-British EU nationals already in the...

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ENA Care Group rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

ENA Care Group rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

ENA Care Group (European Nursing Agency) has been rated 'Good' following its recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission in July 2019. The rating forms part of the hard work that the team have been applying over the past twelve months to improve the quality of...

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Easter Holidays — how to make this holiday work for everyone

Easter Holidays — how to make this holiday work for everyone

Easter with the family and activities for people with dementia With Easter approaching, many families are getting together over the long weekend to spend time with each other. Family times can be busy, chaotic and full on. Organising such an event with your family can...

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Thousands of falls in elderly could be prevented

Thousands of falls in elderly could be prevented

It can feel like a slippery slope once an elderly parent takes a fall at home. What may have initially been a minor injury, can lead to; repeated visits to the hospital, an increase in medical prescriptions and the sense that their overall health is deteriorating. A...

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ENA statement in response to CQC Inspection

ENA statement in response to CQC Inspection

At ENA Care Group, we take pride in the quality of care that the company has delivered since being first founded in 1994, and have delivered 'Good' CQC ratings consistently, since its introduction in 2008. Our unannounced CQC inspection in June 2018 resulted in a...

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Christmas is for caring

Christmas is for caring

Caring for Someone at Christmas Our winner of this year's Christmas Card Competition was Sarah Mills who submitted this design: "I live in Devizes, Wiltshire. I have a degree in German, Art History and Classical Mythology from The Open University. My hobbies are...

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What is an advocate in health and social care?

What is an advocate in health and social care?

The role of an advocate in health and social care is to support a vulnerable or disadvantaged person and ensure that their rights are being upheld in a healthcare context. This may include individuals who are physically disabled or wheelchair-bound, or those with...

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Confidentiality in health and social care: how is it ensured?

Confidentiality in health and social care: how is it ensured?

Confidentiality in the context of health and social care intrinsically means not disclosing information about a client to anyone who should not know or does not need to know. Health and social care providers are given extensive training regarding what is appropriate,...

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Caring for someone with dementia: a guide

Caring for someone with dementia: a guide

Dementia currently affects more than 570,000 people in England - 1 in 6 people over 80. It mainly impacts older people, although about 12,500 people under 65 display symptoms - this is known as early onset dementia. Both men and women are affected by the condition....

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Homecare Christmas card competition

Homecare Christmas card competition

Following the success of our homecare Christmas card competition last year with Christmas card designs submitted by our talented clients and carers, we are running another competition for the upcoming 2018 festive season. This year, we will be selecting one winning...

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How much does live-in care cost?

How much does live-in care cost?

Price is a key consideration when you are choosing at-home care. The exact cost of a live-in carer will depend on the level of care and the amount of care you need. live-in care can often be more cost effective than residential care, but it’s important to determine...

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What to look for when choosing a live-in care provider

What to look for when choosing a live-in care provider

Finding the right live-in carer is crucial, as you must feel comfortable living with them at home. When you’re looking for a live-in care provider, research is essential as there are several key factors to consider. Does the care provider meet your needs? A live-in...

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What is live-in care?

What is live-in care?

If you need support at home to enable you to live-independently, you may choose to opt for live-in care. An alternative to hourly care — also known as domiciliary care - live-in care provides you with a care assistant who lives with you at home, supporting your day to...

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Healthy Tips for Wheelchair Users

Healthy Tips for Wheelchair Users

When we eat well, we can’t deny that we feel the physical and emotional benefits of exactly what we are consuming. But for wheelchair users, working off that extra piece of cake can be a little trickier. Staying healthy, on top of everything else we have to manage,...

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Dementia care within your own home

Dementia care within your own home

Thinking about dementia care? Let's discuss live in care! A dementia diagnosis whether recent or not, can be an incredibly daunting and confusing time. Not only for the patient but their family and friends as well. During the next few months, a new world of...

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The difference between live-in care and domiciliary care

The difference between live-in care and domiciliary care

A domiciliary care service is provided locally to a client in their own home, also known as hourly care. The care is often provided for various durations, but generally for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 1 hour and can occur on a daily or weekly basis. Domiciliary care...

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