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Caremark Southend & Rochford News & Events

02 Apr 2020

Not all heroes wear capes!

Not all heroes wear capes. Many wear uniforms! Our care workers have not stopped doing what they have always done: providing essential care every day, supporting our vulnerable clients stay in their own homes, and reducing loneliness and social isolation. Thank you 💙
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26 Mar 2020

Clap for our Carers

Take pride, this is for you and join in...
The country will be applauding you and other carers across the country tonight, a moment to take pride in what you do.

Tonight, at 8pm, everyone is invited to applaud those looking after our loved ones from their windows, doorsteps or balconies. The message is circulating widely on social media and hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are expected to participate.

Landmarks across the country are set to light up blue during the salute, including the Wembley Arch, the Principality Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral. This tribute will be part of the #lightitblue campaign, organised by members of the entertainment and events industry to say thank you to you and other carers.
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19 Mar 2020

COVID 19

The person with the symptoms should stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened, and keep away from other people in the home.

They should ask for help for groceries, other shopping or medication, which can be dropped off on the doorstep by friends, family or delivery drivers.

People are being advised not to ring NHS 111 or their GP to report their symptoms unless they are worried.

The Covid-19 disease can cause a fever, cough and breathing problems. It takes five days on average for people to start showing the symptoms.

What happens if you have a vulnerable person living with you?
You should keep at least 2m (6ft) back from a vulnerable person during any period of isolation, according to PHE.

The time spent in shared spaces, like kitchens, should be minimised and all rooms should be well-ventilated. Avoid using these rooms at the same time as a vulnerable person. If they can, they should take their meals back to their room to eat.

A vulnerable person should also use separate towels from the rest of the household. If possible, they should use a separate bathroom. If that is not possible, the bathroom should be cleaned every time it's used (for example, wiping surfaces with which you have come into contact).

People living with someone in isolation should wash their hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds - especially after coming into contact with them.

Personal waste (like tissues) should be double-bagged and put aside for 72 hours before being put in your outside bin.


So, what do you need to know about social distancing and self-isolation?

What is social distancing?
Social distancing means trying to avoid contact with other people.

It means spending less time in public places, where a lot of people are around.

The government wants:

People to start working from home wherever possible
All unnecessary travel stopped
Pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues to be avoided
Anyone living with someone who has a cough or a temperature to stay at home for 14 days
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26 Feb 2020

Guidance on facemasks

During normal day-to-day activities facemasks do not provide protection from respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and do not need to be worn by staff in any of these settings. Facemasks are only recommended to be worn by infected individuals when advised by a healthcare worker, to reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to other people. It remains very unlikely that people receiving care in a care home or the community will become infected.

PHE recommends that the best way to reduce any risk of infection for anyone is good hygiene and avoiding direct or close contact (within 2 metres) with any potentially infected person.
During normal day-to-day activities facemasks do not provide protection from respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and do not need to be worn by staff in any of these settings. Facemasks are only recommended to be worn by infected individuals when advised by a healthcare worker, to reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to other people. It remains very unlikely that people receiving care in a care home or the community will become infected.

PHE recommends that the best way to reduce any risk of infection for anyone is good hygiene and avoiding direct or close contact (within 2 metres) with any potentially infected person.
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26 Feb 2020

Preventing the spread of infection - COVID-19

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if hand washing facilities are not available - this is particularly important after taking public transport. Guidacne is available on hand washing
covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch It, Bin It, Kill It
people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work
employees should wash their hands:
before leaving home
on arrival at work
after using the toilet
after breaks and sporting activities
before food preparation
before eating any food, including snacks
before leaving work
on arrival at home
avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
if staff are worried about their symptoms or those of a family member or colleague, please call NHS 111. They should not go to their GP or other healthcare environment
see further information and the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK page
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17 Oct 2019

Caremark Limited PatchCare® has been featured in the CQC’s State of Care report

We are very excited to see that PatchCare® has been featured in the CQC’s annual State of Care report 2018/19.
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06 Dec 2018

Poppy Appeal

Knitted Poppies
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21 Sep 2018

Macmillan's Coffee morning hosted by Caremark(Southend & Rochford)

The Coffee morning is hosted by us on 24th of September 2018 at our office.

Please do come along and contribute generously.
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05 Feb 2018

Would You Like to Work in Domiciliary Care?

Have you finished work but feel you are not ready to retire completely? Like many people who retire, you may still be very active and would like to do some work again. If so, have you thought about working in domiciliary care? also we have vacancies for care and support workers from the age of 18 upwards. So if you know someone who hasn't quite reached retirement age, bring them along with you.
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02 Feb 2017

How do I explain to a loved one that they need care?

One of the questions we often get when our customers first contact us is how they should approach the subject of care with the friend or family member they’re enquiring on behalf of.
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06 Jan 2017

Care regulator awards GOOD ratings to Caremark (Southend & Rochford)

Caremark (Southend & Rochford) based in Essex had good news as The Care Quality Commission recently released reports on inspection, awarding business GOOD ratings across all 5 elements.
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28 Nov 2016

Team work

Excellent team work
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07 Nov 2016

Live-in care services now available

Caremark (Southend & Rochford) are proud to offer a unique homecare service called Habito (Live-in care). To view how this supportive package is delivered to our clients in their own homes, please click the following link:https://www.caremark.co.uk/our-care-services/habito-live-in-care
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07 Nov 2016

CARERS REQUIRED

Are you a carer that drives, or a driver that cares about supporting others?
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07 Nov 2016

Loneliness - The new poverty of the developed world

Despite the world becoming smaller in terms of communication, loneliness is increasing and has been termed as “the new poverty of the developed world”. So much so that the Government, together with various organisations are now referring to “the missing million” – the 1,100,000 people over the age of 65 who feel deeply lonely.
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05 Sep 2016

The Social Care Commitment

We are happy to announce that Caremark (Southend & Rochford) has signed up for The Social Care Commitment.
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26 Aug 2016

Eye and smell tests may reveal early dementia signs

Simple sight and smell tests could help predict cognitive decline and identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s, says research
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06 Jun 2016

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations. It's one of the most common anxiety disorders.
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13 May 2016

Tips for coping in hot weather

The following advice applies to everybody when it comes to keeping cool and comfortable and reducing health risks:
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05 May 2016

Interested in becoming a Caremark Care Support Worker?

Find out what courses you will study before you venture out. Contact our friendly staff at our local office based in Rochford for more details on the number 01702 548104.
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21 Apr 2016

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.
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18 Apr 2016

Congratulations!

Existing staff taking on challenging roles with Caremark (Southend & Rochford)
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