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Stroke Awareness Month: The Emotional and Mental effects of a stroke

A stroke can affect everyone differently and can have a huge impact on mental and emotional health.

Seven things older adults hide from their doctor

Observations and testing help your doctor learn specific things about your health, such as your weight, the amount of cholesterol in your blood, how well your heart is beating and your blood pressure. Other information that is critical for treatment can only come from you.

Stroke Awareness Month: What is a stroke?

A stroke can happen every 5 minutes, affecting anyone, at any time, at any age.

How our thinking skills change during old age

Cognitive decline has been one of the main concerns for several ageing adults. We explore why our thinking skills decline as we age and what we as individuals can do about it.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Aides and Devices to Support Parkinson’s

These aides and gadgets can help living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s a lot easier.

Sleep deprivation, sleep paralysis and insomnia are early signs of Dementia?

Academics at the University of East Anglia are exploring whether deprived sleep is linked to you developing Alzheimer’s.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What support is available?

Living with Parkinson’s is life changing, but there are different ways to be supported.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What is Parkinson’s?

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we are helping raise awareness of the condition to support more people with the condition.

Stress management for the elderly

Exercise, breathing techniques, and natural remedies can help you manage stress as you get older.

World Health Day 2019: The Right to Access Universal Health Coverage

On Sunday 7th April it will be World Health Day in which health organisations across the world are encouraging more people to have a better understanding of universal health coverage.

Dementia Support: How Heritage Healthcare Trafford Can Help

Staying at home for longer with the right support can help those living with the effects of dementia.

Parkinson’s UK – Helping to raise awareness

April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day, and throughout the month events are taking place all over the world to raise more awareness and vital funds for research into better treatments and ultimately a cure.

Improving eyesight in later years

Issues with eyesight can occur as we get older, but spotting the signs and booking an appointment with your GP can help get the support needed.

Bowel Cancer Symptoms | Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April marks Bowel Cancer Awareness month. It presents people with the opportunity to help raise awareness towards bowel cancer and seeks to support the work of organisations that hope to tackle this cancer.

Dementia Support: Spotting the signs and diagnosis

Knowing and spotting the signs of dementia helps to diagnose it sooner.

Dementia Support: Understanding what dementia is

Seeing someone living with the effects of dementia can be distressing but understanding the different forms of dementia can help you support a loved one.

Sandwich Caring – Carers UK

The number of people providing care to both young children and older relatives are on the rise and is making a huge impact on accessing support for themselves.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

On Sunday, people across the world shared kindness to their local community.

Sign2sing: Learning to communicate through sign language

Over 100,000 people use British Sign Language as their preferred language. Sign2Sing helps more hearing people become aware of BSL and start to learn.

Time to Talk – Starting a conversation about Mental Health

Across the UK, people have sat down with family, friends, colleagues and customers and talked about an important topic: mental health.

Beat the Monday Blues and Love Your Job this Year!

Looking for a new role in 2019? Why not be part of our friendly team and support local people.

Having a Healthier New Year

Kick-start 2019 with a healthy new you.

Why the number of young carers in the UK is increasing | Young Carers Awareness Day

Each year Carers Trust organises a Young Careers Awareness Day on the 31st January. Heritage Healthcare Trafford is on a mission to help raise awareness to the work that young carers do.

Training to be a Healthcare Assistant

Our latest recruits tell us why they chose Heritage Healthcare Trafford to further their career and what training to be a Healthcare Assistant is really like.

What are the symptoms of Cervical Cancer? | Cervical Cancer Prevention

Join us from Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th January to help ensure more women know how they can reduce their risk of cervical cancer.

New Year, New You: Preparing for a Happy New Year

With a new year upon us, it’s time to set our own personal goals we want to achieve.

Can this new experimental vaccine be a cure for Parkinson’s Disease?

Every hour, 2 people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s Disease.

Game of Thrones Star backs the fight against dementia

Emmy nominee and Game of Thrones actress, Lena Headey stars in the latest Alzheimer’s Research UK campaign to help tackle the challenges of Dementia.

BREXIT News: How leaving the EU will impact society

Theresa May has secured a draft Brexit agreement with Brussels after months of wrangling. We decided to ask the question as to how it will affect the care industry.

The elderly in need of 24-hour assisted living will double by 2035

Heritage Healthcare Trafford will be discussing key findings in the study published by Lancet Public Health journal in regards to the health needs of the elderly in the UK between 2015 and 2035.

Pioneering secrets that can help beat heart disease

Heart disease affects millions of people around the world. We decided to highlight the top 10 ways on how you can beat heart disease.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Pancreatic cancer is one of the world’s deadliest cancers! It is an overlooked cancer that requires a better understanding of in the general public.

World Antibiotics Awareness Week

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a global issue. We discuss how this issue can affect many people and sharing how you can get involved with World Antibiotics Awareness Week.

How the Government is helping the elderly feel less lonely

We discuss the facts about loneliness and how the governments plan to tackle the issue affecting the elderly population

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – signs of lung cancer?

November marks the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we’re confronting lung cancer head on by identifying key issues such as the signs of lung cancer, key statistics, and stigmas.

Stroke symptoms, recovery and stats … questions asked and answered this World Stroke Day

For World Stroke Day, we discuss what a stroke is, its symptoms and share an interview with Marie, a client and stroke survivor

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2018

We discuss the difference between a primary and a secondary brain tumours as well as suggest how you can show your support for International Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2018.

Healthcare at home? Key questions you should be asking when looking for a homecare provider

With over 5,500 care providers in the UK, choosing the right care provider can be a difficult choice to make. We aim to simplify that choice by highlighting key questions you should ask a care provider.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice Palliative Care Day is for professions like Heritage Healthcare Trafford to support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.

World Mental Health Day –October 2018

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the globe whilst pushing efforts in support of mental health.

What is World Alzheimer’s Day? Alzheimer’s research explained…

Alzheimer's Day seeks to support the 50 million people suffering from Alzheimer's around the world!

The Global Action Plan by the World Health Organisation aims to make people more active

Lance Global Health reports that more than 1 in 4 adults globally (28% or 1.4 billion people) are physically inactive.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2018 – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Around 1,900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in the UK each year!

World Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Taking place every September we use this time of year to further raise awareness of the key issues affecting the 230,000 people in the UK, living with a blood cancer.

A guide to buying your first mobility scooter

With hundreds of different mobility scooters for sale, this guide seeks to make the decision-making process simpler for you or a loved one.

One-third of people in the UK are neglecting their future care plan

This article seeks to highlight and assess the importance of a care plan and the impact it has on you, during later life.

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Are you worried that you may have diabetes? Having some of the signs of diabetes doesn’t mean you have the condition, but you should always contact your local GP to be certain.

Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Mark Collier, Managing Director of Heritage Healthcare Trafford, talks openly about his personal experience with Alzheimers, the effect the disease had on his mum and how it drove him in to the Home Care industry.

The Symptoms of Dementia

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK! We discuss the common symptoms of dementia and how you or loved ones could better prepare for them.

How to apply for an elderly disabled badge

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed as disabled you may be eligible for a Blue Disability Pass. Find out more here...

Hospital Transport Win for the Elderly | Cheaper travel to and from hospital

Thousands of individuals across the UK struggle with travelling to and from their hospital appointments.

Are people with dementia capable in making decisions about their care?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) encourage people with dementia to give their own views and opinions about their care.

World Hepatitis Day 2018

Today is World Hepatitis Day 2018 – a day all about raising awareness to the virus.

Arthritis Research UK says 8 in 10 people with arthritis are missing out on FREE home adaptations

The NHS reports that around 17 million people are living with arthritis! A common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

Biomedical Science Day 2018

Find out the origins of Biomedical Science Day, what this year's Biomedical Science Day entails and how you can raise awareness.

How to stay safe online – a guide for the elderly

A guide into how the elderly can use their internet-access device safely.

Why can’t my elderly parent come home from hospital?

The cause is bed-blocking costing the NHS £169 million a year!

Short term relief with our Respite Services

This month, we celebrated Carers Week by sharing information about being an unpaid carer in the UK.

What are the benefits of being a Heritage Healthcare Care Assistant?

We answer important questions as to what it's like being a Healthcare Assistant at Heritage Healthcare.

Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age

Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Using academic research and inspirational stories, we discuss what you can do to enrich your life.

Welcoming New Carers

We decided to sit down with our latest recruits and asked them why Heritage and how their time with us has been so far.

99% of patients with later stage dementia are not getting specialist care

A study shows those with advanced dementia are not receiving specialist care such as proper palliative care and psychiatric services.

More than 3 million people juggle work and caring for a loved one – Carers Week 2018

More than 3 million people juggle work and caring for a loved one at home.

Can caring for a loved one impact your quality of life?

Within the next 20 years, there will be 9 million carers in the UK.

24-hour live-in care supports the elderly as well as the whole family

Is 24-hour live-in care the answer to helping the elderly or the disabled live independently at home?

Supporting Carers Week this June

This June, the annual campaign Carers Week returns to support unpaid carers in the UK.

Consider a career change into care with Trafford

We provide a breakdown of the various misconceptions about being a Healthcare Assistant. Is it really worth it?

5 Minutes with a Healthcare Assistant: Emma

This page entails insight into our Healthcare Assistants, what their experiences with us have been like, their background and where they see themselves going in the future.

New dementia risks have been unearthed

The risks of dementia haunt the lives of millions of people around the world.

Heritage Healthcare Trafford have been named the only ‘Outstanding’ rated healthcare provider in Trafford by the CQC

We're part of the 2% of all adult social care providers in England to be rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC.

Shocking statistics shows that 8 in 10 people caring for a loved one have felt lonely and socially isolated.

Research conducted by Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers.

Combatting Loneliness at an older age

Most people will feel lonely at some point in their lives. A deeply personal experience – in most cases – will thankfully pass.

Heritage Healthcare Trafford Awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC Rating

Award-winning home care provider Heritage Healthcare Trafford have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating following their recent CQC inspection

Top 5 Apps targeted at the Older Adult

Apps are now taking over the lives of millions of people across the globe. Making day-to-day lives of people easier, keeping individuals entertained for hours on end and now also used to improve the health of the app user.

5 ways of reducing the risk of Dementia

Experts have revealed the 5 things we do know about this life-changing disease.

Father and Son complete a 400-mile bike ride across Italy for Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research

On the 4th of September 2018, Mark and Alex Collier, the Father and Son duo will set off on a charity bike ride across Italy.

Questions to Ask a Home Care Provider

A loved one's future care plans are crucial to their quality of life in later years. These are essential questions you can ask to ensure you or your loved ones receives excellent quality of care.

Making Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day marks a special occasion for couples across the world. The day isn’t always a nice time for the elderly, who are often reminded of those they love.

Welcoming New Employees

Take a look at our fantastic new Healthcare Assistants on the last day of their induction.

Trafford Home Care Branch Finalist for Franchise of the Year Award

Heritage Healthcare Trafford recognised as Finalist for a third national award of the year.
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