Dementia Action Week 2019

Dementia Action Week 2019

21 May 2019

This Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019), the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to start a conversation with someone living with dementia. Research has shown that people are often worried about saying the ‘wrong thing’ to people living with the condition. It has also shown that two thirds of people with dementia feel read more

Good Oaks Home Care Bournemouth and Poole Featured in National Campaign

29 March 2019

Our Senior Care Coordinator in our Bournemouth and Poole Home Care Office has featured in a national Government campaign to attract people to the care sector. The campaign highlights the interesting and varied role Sharna does: “It’s a busy, fast-paced role, and it keeps you on your toes, because every day is different!” Sharna joined read more

Home Care in Bournemouth and Poole – Where to Start?

22 August 2017

If you are looking for home care in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch conurbation, it can be bewildering when you first start researching your options.   There are so many domiciliary care companies in Bournemouth advertising, and it can be hard to tell which are good, and which to avoid. At Good Oaks, we know read more

Introduction Live-in Care Agencies or Managed Live-in Care?

08 December 2016

So you’ve decided on live-in care as a potential alternative to residential care – the next decision is whether to choose between two main models of live-in care provision.   Introduction Agencies have a list of live-in carers on their books, and charge for you to be ‘introduced’ to one of them. This is where read more

What to ask at a Live-in Care Assessment

21 October 2016

Decisions about care, the type of care, such as Live-in Care, and the provider of that care, can make a huge difference to people’s quality of life.   There are so many live-in care options out there, and it’s not made easier by the fact that most people don’t really think about care until it’s read more

“Would I enjoy a Home Care Assistant job?”

19 May 2016

It’s a vital question to ask yourself before embarking on this, or any, career. Our Home Care Assistants work in Bournemouth and Poole area, visiting Clients for visits lasting from 30 minutes to four hours. They care for our Clients, helping them with things like their medication, meal preparation, and getting up, washed and dressed read more

How to choose a home care assistant job in Bournemouth and Poole?

06 April 2016

There is a huge demand to fill home care assistants jobs in Bournemouth and Poole at the moment, and it has been this way for years. This is good news for people in home care jobs, because increased competition leads to higher wages and better conditions.   We at Good Oaks routinely research the care read more

Is live-in care the answer to the NHS bed-blocker crisis?

08 February 2016

Live-in care is an important part of the answer to the problem of around 8,500 “bed-blocking” patients stuck in NHS hospitals every day, costing the health service £900 million a year. In the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals alone, the guardian reported more than 35 patients medically fit for discharge but waiting in hospital. According read more

Elderly residents in Poole and Dorset in danger of telephone scams

05 June 2015

If you have an elderly relative, that may or may not need home care, they may be in danger of scam calls. Dorset Police have asked us to share this video to raise awareness of some of the tactics these heartless people use to gain people’s trust.   Dorset Police say that the most recent telecoms read more