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Caremark Dartford and Gravesham News & Events

08 Oct 2019

5 Step Guide: How To Get Personal Care Assistance at Home

Here at Caremark Dartford & Gravesham, we pride ourselves on excellent personal care. As a home care agency, we understand that making a new lifestyle choice such as personal care can be overwhelming at first. As a result, we aim to present you with enough information to assure you that you are making an informed and comfortable choice.Our team of care workers have years of experience and training behind their belt. Our goal is always to allow you to maintain your independence whilst making your life just that little bit easier.
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08 Oct 2019

Social Services & Home Care Rules & Regulations

Social services and care home rules and regulations can appear overwhelming at first. Social care refers to the professional help and extra support that you may need to carry out daily tasks with ease and live a comfortable and healthy life. You are entitled to a care needs assessment if you feel like you need care and support or may need them soon. Following a care assessment, the council may advise you to move into a care room on a temporary or permanent basis, based on your meeting your individual needs. There are four potential options in regards to social care.
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08 Oct 2019

How Home Care Services in Dartford Improve Mental Health

Home care services refer to domiciliary care and support services, home care services provide the perfect balance between medical care, support, independence and comfort. Allowing for the most independence possible whilst only providing support where needed. You still have the freedom of living at home whilst maintaining a level of care and support that is tailored to your specific needs, preferences and budget. With over three decades worth of experience and knowledge, Caremark can provide any kind of support package from social support to 24/7 live in care within Dartford. Our personal team support a range of health issues whether mental health, physical disabilities and learning disabilities.
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08 Oct 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Home Care Services In Dartford

Here at Caremark Dartford and Gravesham, we pride ourselves on providing excellent home care services. Home care refers to domiciliary care and support services. We provide medical care for both mental health issues and physical disabilities whilst in the comfort of your own home. This allows you to keep your independence whilst still maintaining access to support where needed. We are able to cater to a huge range of situations and needs at any frequency from a couple social visits a week to 24/7 live-in care.
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03 Oct 2019

Appreciation for healthcare assistants in Gravesend

We wanted to say a thank you to our lovely Gravesend based care staff for their help over the summer holidays. The summer holidays can be a very strenuous time for the care industry. With a majority of staff being working mum's, it’s inevitable that many of them will require holidays over this period.
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03 Jul 2019

Darent valley hospital charity supported by Caremark Dartford and Gravesham

As part of carer's week, Caremark Dartford and Gravesham visited darent valley hospital to provide free advice to those in receipt of care or are caring for a loved one. Many carer's are unaware of the financial and emotional support they can receive when looking after their loved one. We were fortunate enough to give some advice around these matters. On the day we partnered up with RKB Law, whose expertise around social care, were well received by those visiting the hospital.
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18 Mar 2019

Hospital to home in Dartford and Gravesend

Having received a call from Darent Valley Hospital in May 2018, we were asked to support a client from Hospital to home in the Dartford and Gravesend area. This hospital to home service meant that we were required to support our client 'Francis' with returning from the hospital to her own home in the Dartford and Gravesend area.
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18 Mar 2019

Befriending Services in Dartford and Gravesend

In June 2018 we started providing a befriending service within the Dartford and Gravesend area, for our client John. Befriending services around Dartford and Gravesend area would allow John to go out on social visits, such as swimming, horse riding, cinema, bowling and much more. John was wary of too much activity originally, but by gradually introducing him to different scenarios and outings, John quickly got in to the swing of things and has become a lot more confident, especially in his physical strength.
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18 Mar 2019

Supporting Learning Disabilities within Dartford and Gravesend

We were approached by Kent county council as they required a care company within Dartford and Gravesend area that had experience in supporting young adults with learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities can often be challenging for someone inexperienced, however for Caremark Dartford and Gravesham, we saw this as an opportunity to deliver quality and compassionate care in the Dartford and Gravesend area. Caremark Dartford and Gravesham were asked to support 'Jade', a fun and creative young lady, someone that hasn't let her learning disability dictate her life.
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25 Sep 2018

Home care provider in Dartford and Gravesend raises money for Alzheimer's Society

The Caremark Dartford and Gravesend team have been fund raising again, this time for the Alzheimer's Society. Raising over £800 for the Alzheimer's Society, the team pulled together and carried out a cupcake day and climbed the highest mountain in the UK. Having supported numerous clients with Alzheimer's in the dartford and gravesend area, we know the struggles many families face when dealing with the Alzheimer's and wanted to give back.
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25 Sep 2018

Home care provider fund raises for Gravesend end of life charity Ellenor

Caremark Dartford and Gravesend fund raised for the Ellenor Hospice, an end of life charity based in Gravesend, which supports patients with terminal and end of life illnesses. Having worked in Gravesend with Ellenor on numerous occasions, we understand the importance they play in lives of its patients and wanted to give something back as our appreciation for supporting end of life patients in Dartford and Gravesend.
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11 May 2018

Community groups in Dartford & Gravesend given grants to support elderly members

Caremark Dartford & Gravesham have given their first community grant to a local friendship club that organises social events on a weekly basis for its elderly members within the Dartford and Gravesend area.
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23 Apr 2018

Five things you should know (but probably don’t) about Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is regularly featured in the national media. We hear frightening statistics and, often, the focus is on the negative impact of the disease both for sufferers and their families. It can all seem quite scary and, in all honestly, a little bleak.

At Caremark Dartford & Gravesham, we’re on a mission to educate and reassure sufferers and their families that life, whilst admittedly a little different, can go on being enjoyable and rewarding. We believe that raising awareness and changing attitudes is the key to living with the disease. Did you know...
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18 Apr 2018

Grants available for Elderly Community Groups in Dartford and Gravesend area

Caremark Dartford and Gravesham have set up a community fund and grant for groups that support the elderly population of Dartford and Gravesend. £250 will be given every quarter to a local group, as a grant, to provide a helping hand for the great work they do for our community in Dartford and Gravesend.
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29 Mar 2018

Gravesend and Dartford Care Agency receives go ahead from Care Quality Commission

Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) have recently been approved by the CQC to provide personal care services to the community of Dartford and Gravesend. "We aim to become the provider of choice within the Dartford and Gravesend area, offering an outstanding level of care to all our clients". Within a day of being approved, Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) have been able to provide personal care to the local community and look forward to supporting other elderly members of the community.
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22 Mar 2018

The‌ ‌8‌ ‌Benefits‌ ‌Of‌ ‌Pets‌ ‌For‌ ‌The‌ ‌Elderly‌ ‌

We all know that pets can positively benefit our well-being, happiness and emotional, physical and mental health. In other words, pets are good for the mind, body and soul! You might not already know this, but those over the age of 65 (who own a pet) will statistically make 30% less visits to the doctors, than those without pets.
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01 Mar 2018

Introducing the Kent Card - a direct payment card for care and support services

Do you receive care through Kent County Council Social Services, or are you unhappy with your care provider in Dartford and Gravesend? If you don’t wish to make use of the care providers commissioned via Kent County Council, you will need to find and directly pay for a care provider yourself.
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12 Feb 2018

Gravesend based care agency supports local community

Caremark (Dartford & Gravesham) has just opened a care agency on the Gravesend high street. Supporting the needs of elderly clients within Dartford and Gravesham, Caremark hopes to become an integral part of the Gravesend and wider community. If you wish to find out more about providing home care for your loved ones, or are looking to become a care and support worker within Dartford or Gravesham, then please come and visit us at our Gravesend offices.
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