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Isolation Activities To Do With Your Carer

Isolation Activities To Do With Your Carer

Suppose you’ve been advised to isolate because of your age or underlying health conditions. In that case, you could be experiencing feelings of boredom and loneliness. While being stuck at home might not be ideal, there are plenty of activities you can do with your...

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How You Can Support Elderly Neighbours

How You Can Support Elderly Neighbours

If you have older neighbours, the chances are they're enjoying highly fulfilling lives. But they could be feeling uncertain, isolated and lonely at this unprecedented time. Supporting your neighbours could mean sharing a meal or setting up their online shopping. Read...

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How to Manage Feelings of Loneliness & Find Help

How to Manage Feelings of Loneliness & Find Help

Are you feeling isolated and lonely? Then you're not alone. One-third of older adults in Ireland admit to feeling lonely at some point in their lives. Everyone experiences loneliness differently, and it can leave us feeling anxious and vulnerable. If you need help...

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Dementia Advice During Lockdown

Dementia Advice During Lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown has meant extra challenges for all of us. But for older people living with dementia and their carers, the pandemic has been extra stressful. If you’re supporting an older person, even if they receive home care services, these tips are designed...

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What is a healthcare assistant?

What is a healthcare assistant?

The impact of an ageing population on healthcare results in increased demand for healthcare assistants. This profession, albeit challenging, can be incredibly rewarding – through direct contact with clients, healthcare workers can make a real difference in people’s...

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Why communication is important in healthcare

Why communication is important in healthcare

Good communication skills are the number one priority for all healthcare professionals. To ensure maximum quality of care and make clients feel understood and looked after, healthcare workers need to be active listeners as well as compassionate communicators. The goal...

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What causes balance problems in the elderly?

What causes balance problems in the elderly?

As we age there are certain problems that start to show and affect daily tasks. Issues with balance in the elderly population is a more common problem than you may think, and the reasons for this can be attributed to a range of health issues. Often balance issues can...

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How To Become A Healthcare Assistant

How To Become A Healthcare Assistant

Caremark offers you the opportunity to join a fantastic team with exceptional rates of pay, extensive training on the job, and ongoing career progression. If you’d like to work for one of the top providers of home care in Ireland, Caremark offers you the opportunity...

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Live in care vs Residential care: which is better for you

Live in care vs Residential care: which is better for you

With multiple avenues of elderly health care to pursue, finding the most appropriate choice for your loved one can be challenging. Let's take a look at how live in care can improve their quality of life whilst keeping them around the people they love, and in the home...

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What are the Benefits of Domiciliary Care

What are the Benefits of Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary care refers to the care of someone in their own home and can be appropriate for anyone who is looking for care. For adults with disabilities, it can be a challenge to carry out personal tasks such as getting dressed, getting to appointments, taking your...

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How to Take Care of a Loved One Living with Dementia

How to Take Care of a Loved One Living with Dementia

Caring for adults with dementia poses a sheer array of challenges for families and carers, especially for those who don’t have any help from home care services. People with dementia and related diseases suffer from a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it...

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Exciting job opportunities at Caremark Dublin North

Exciting job opportunities at Caremark Dublin North

We have exciting opportunities for Field Care Supervisors and Senior Care Workers to join our growing team covering Dublin north city and county. Senior Care Workers We are currently recruiting for full time senior care workers to join our team. Our Senior Care...

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What makes a great Care Worker?

It is absolutely essential that a care worker shows genuine care and concern for others, and of course they must have sensitivity when dealing with those who may be vulnerable. The basis of care is showing support for those needing support, in a positive manner,...

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An update on Caremark and COVID-19

An update on Caremark and COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, it is essential that businesses, especially those in the care industry, thoroughly follow public health guidelines, and take every precaution necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In this post, we explain how the Caremark team...

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Caremark is different from other care providers

Caremark is different from other care providers

Back in 1987, Caremark was founded in Brighton and Hove in England, but in the last 30 years, we have expanded across Ireland and the UK. Now, we provide exceptional care and support to our clients at home and within their communities, priding ourselves on our...

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Why Caremark is one of the best care providers to work for

Why Caremark is one of the best care providers to work for

When looking for an employer in the healthcare sector it is important that you feel supported, valued and able to carry out your duties to the best of your abilities. That's why we believe that Caremark is one of the very best homecare providers to work for in...

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Ways to show an elderly relative you care during COVID-19

Ways to show an elderly relative you care during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been separated from their loved ones. Although lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, physical contact is still forbidden between members of different households, meaning many elderly and vulnerable people are...

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Full-time Care Coordinator for Caremark Dublin North office

Full-time Care Coordinator for Caremark Dublin North office

We are currently recruiting for a full time Care Coordinator for our office in Glasnevin, Dublin 11. JOB DESCRIPTION:  The care coordinator will be responsible for ensuring all service user visits are allocated, to recruit suitable Care and Support Workers and to...

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Urgent Floating Contracted Carers – Dublin Southside

Urgent Floating Contracted Carers – Dublin Southside

This service is tailored precisely to match the personal needs of our clients, from companionship to assistance with personal care and everyday life, live-in care is a much more bespoke service, staying as safe as possible from potential covid-19 infection. It’s about...

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Social isolation and mental health during the lockdown

Social isolation and mental health during the lockdown

As the measures to keep people apart to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue, mental health experts are warning that losing everyday social connections comes with psychological costs. Those costs could go up the longer such measures drag on. Caremark have a...

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The benefits of exercise for the elderly

The benefits of exercise for the elderly

An experienced, reliable home care provider can provide a whole host of home care services, including assisting the elderly with accomplishing some form of daily exercise. Exercising regularly can have a number of mental and physical benefits for elderly people,...

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5 activities for the elderly in lockdown

5 activities for the elderly in lockdown

Social distancing has proved difficult for everyone but one group that has been hit particularly hard is the elderly. With limited mobility, many older people rely on visits from friendly neighbours and family to lift their spirits and keep them connected. However,...

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Protect your wellbeing when acting as a home care provider

Protect your wellbeing when acting as a home care provider

Being a carer whether it be as a professional or looking after a close friend or relative in need of care can be tremendously rewarding. It is important to give yourself the best chance of success in your new career or to know your nearest and dearest are getting the...

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3 misconceptions about home care services

3 misconceptions about home care services

If you are on the lookout for the best home care services, checking your provider’s credibility will probably be the first thing on your mind. Next comes the range of services that your provider can offer, as well as the qualifications that staff hold. But unknown to...

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Senior Care Workers Required – North Dublin

Senior Care Workers Required – North Dublin

Fantastic opportunities available now in our Dublin North office.  We are looking for full time Senior Care Workers to join our team for a fixed period of three months and this may be extended. You will ideally have a relevant QQI qualification or paid care experience...

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Health and Wellbeing Tips for Care Workers

Health and Wellbeing Tips for Care Workers

Being a care worker is  very rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally difficult. This may have compounded recently due to the coronavirus outbreak. Homecare is an essential and vital service especially during a pandemic and it’s really important that a...

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Mistakes to avoid selecting elderly health care services

Mistakes to avoid selecting elderly health care services

When a loved one needs a helping hand as they get older, it's not always easy knowing which decision to take with regards to elderly home care options. Here are some common mistakes to avoid. Assuming that a care home is the only option Many people wrongly assume that...

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Tips to choose activities for people living with dementia

It can be somewhat challenging to find daily activities to keep older people with dementia engaged with others and the world around them. If you are caring for an elderly relative with dementia in their own home, this is when home care service providers who specialise...

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Caremark Dublin North – February Care Worker of the Month

Caremark Dublin North – February Care Worker of the Month

Caremark Dublin North's Care Worker of the Month for February 2020 is Tracey Kearney. Tracey demonstrates true professionalism with compassion and integrity. A big congratulations to Tracey, very well deserved!  Pictured here is Elizabeth Lupu, Care Coordinator,...

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The values that guide everything we do at Caremark

The values that guide everything we do at Caremark

At Caremark, we have great people, no doubt. But it is more than that. It’s the way all of these great people continue to come together and work so hard for a common cause that makes this place so special. When we consider our values in decision making, we can be sure...

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Important basics of caring for an elderly person at home

Important basics of caring for an elderly person at home

Caring for an elderly person at home can be a big change for both parties. After all, providing care for an elderly person in their own home is a serious undertaking, and one that a person has to really dedicate themselves to. It requires time, patience, and a lot of...

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5 tips for elderly health care in spring

5 tips for elderly health care in spring

The dark depths of winter are nearly behind us and with the approach of spring in sight, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. Winter can be particularly tough for older people, and caring for the elderly at home in winter comes with its own set of challenges. But...

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Caremark Dublin North Care Worker of the Month

Caremark Dublin North Care Worker of the Month

Caremark Dublin North's Care Worker of the Month for January 2020 is Martin Emmett. A big congratulations to Martin! This is in recognition of his dedication and for his ongoing contributions to Caremark Dublin North. He is pictured here with Zoe O'Neill, Care...

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Caring adults with disabilities – home care service benefits

Caring adults with disabilities – home care service benefits

Caring for adults with disabilities can be both rewarding and challenging. If you are caring for an adult with a learning disability or additional needs in the family home, and you are approaching your advancing years, you may be considering having additional help in...

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Caring for older people at home this winter

Caring for older people at home this winter

Winter is well and truly here and it is only set to become more cold and wet. Winter can pose many dangers for the older person, as this is the most common time of year to become ill or to suffer an injury due to the cold and damp. Using an elderly health care service...

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How being a carer can affect your own health

How being a carer can affect your own health

When you care for an elderly relative, you may find that you start to neglect your own needs. You may not eat proper meals, or get enough sleep, especially if you live with the person you are caring for. As a result of not looking after your own needs, your own health...

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Dementia home care services versus a care home

Dementia home care services versus a care home

If you are caring for an older loved one with dementia, then you may be thinking about the future. Will they need extra help at home? Dementia home care is a type of home health service which can help your loved one to stay in their own home and remain as independent...

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‘Let’s go home’: caring with dementia in a home setting

‘Let’s go home’: caring with dementia in a home setting

Dementia home care services takes many forms, but a really valuable place to start is with elderly health care. This is social care that takes place in the patient’s home, and is designed to work around existing routines and structures. It can be especially valuable...

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Senior Care and Support Workers wanted – North Dublin

Senior Care and Support Workers wanted – North Dublin

Caremark is currently recruiting Senior Care and Support Workers for their office based in Glasnevin, covering North Dublin.  The role The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting the personal care and support needs of service users in a way that respects...

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Respite care and the benefits to offer your older loved ones

Respite care and the benefits to offer your older loved ones

Caring for a loved one is both rewarding and tiring. It's only natural that you need to recharge your batteries every so often with the support of a respite care for the elderly service. By using this service, you can have a well-earned break, knowing that your loved...

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How to choose the best home care services

How to choose the best home care services

The life expectancy of individuals increases with the awareness of a healthy lifestyle and the best home care services. Ireland’s population is rapidly growing, living longer and becoming older. The prevalence of disability and infections increases with old age and...

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Three common myths about home care

Three common myths about home care

It's a sensitive subject and one that is often filled with misinformation and confusion, but help for elderly people living at home is actually an easy and reliable way to continue being independent. As an individual with specific care needs, you might feel concerned...

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Four ways that carers can practice self-care

Four ways that carers can practice self-care

Whether you're a carer for a family member or a professional care and support worker, you'll know that the job can be physically and emotionally taxing at times. Although we know that caring can be a rewarding and incredibly important job, it's also...

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How home care can help your loved one retain independence

How home care can help your loved one retain independence

Ageing is part of life, and as our parents grow older it becomes clearer that they may need additional help. This means finding out about the help and support that is available. If you would like your loved one to remain as independent as possible and to remain in...

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Autism – how a home care service can help you and your child

Autism – how a home care service can help you and your child

Home care services are not just for adults. These personalised services are also available for children who have additional needs, including autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates,...

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Benefits of respite service for carers of elderly loved ones

Benefits of respite service for carers of elderly loved ones

Respite care services provides help for family carers that have elderly loved ones living at home. You can also be safe in the knowledge that your loved one is being well cared for so that you can have a break and care for them when you're at your strongest. Here are...

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Communication tips for carers of kids and adults with autism

Communication tips for carers of kids and adults with autism

Any parents or carers of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will know that the condition can present in vastly different ways from person to person. For many people with ASD, however, communication can be a particularly challenging aspect. While some...

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How care services can support the whole family

How care services can support the whole family

Being a carer of an elderly relative, or a child or adult with a disability, will not always be easy. You love your relative and would do anything for them, but time constraints can take their toll and available services are often hard to access. Though there are many...

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Four benefits of home healthcare for the elderly

Four benefits of home healthcare for the elderly

While care homes provide a host of benefits to those who require care, there are some instances where providing help for the elderly at home can be the best possible solution for the individual. In this article, we explore the four key benefits to keeping your elderly...

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Field Care Supervisor Vacancy – Meath/Louth office

Field Care Supervisor Vacancy – Meath/Louth office

We are currently recruiting for a full time (40 hours) Field Care Supervisor for our office in Ashbourne (covering counties Meath and Louth) JOB DESCRIPTION: The field care supervisor will be responsible for implementing field based quality control...

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Securing quality home care for the elderly in Ireland

Securing quality home care for the elderly in Ireland

With so many scarey stories floating around about the poor quality of homes or home health care for older people, finding a service provider that cares and delivers first-class care at affordable prices has never been more important. The tradition of the family in...

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Easing loneliness in elderly people

Easing loneliness in elderly people

Home care services can help the elderly feel more comfortable than in a hospital environment, but this doesn't always help their mental state. Being alone for hours on end is a breeding ground for depressive feelings, so it's important that loneliness is combatted in...

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Who cares for the carers in society?

Who cares for the carers in society?

It's long been recognised that the demand's of Ireland's ageing population and higher numbers of people with registered disabilities can place huge responsibilities on carers The government has pursued a policy of keeping the elderly within their own homes...

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Ways that carers can benefit from respite care

Ways that carers can benefit from respite care

Home care services are often available for carers in Ireland, to solve emergency situations or help ensure carers get long or short-term breaks away from the person they care for. There are lots of benefits associated with respite care for carers and this can be one...

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Easing Hospital to Home Transitions for Elderly People

Easing Hospital to Home Transitions for Elderly People

Older adults who had just been discharged from hospital may feel stressed when returning to their life at home. They may feel afraid about the risks it entails, especially because they were used to being dependent on hospital staff. As such, it would be helpful to get...

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