Articles and Advice

Read about all things homecare below, including the latest care industry articles, advice, and company announcements, curated by the Cavendish Homecare Team.


March 28, 2023 Palliative care

5 Stages of Palliative Care

What is the difference between palliative care and end-of-life care? Palliative care is often confused with the end of life care. While both forms of care are implemented towards the end of life and offer care, treatment, and support for your loved ones, there […]

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March 23, 2023 Stroke care

Caring for a stroke survivor

When someone has had a stroke, learning how to care for a stroke patient can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. Following a stroke, patients who have suffered a stroke will have a wide range of limitations. Thus, the care a stroke patient will […]

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March 15, 2023 Private Nursing

Stoma Care at Home After Surgery

What is a stoma? According to Colostomy UK the terms ‘stoma’ and ‘ostomy’ are often used interchangeably. A stoma is an opening on the surface of the abdomen which has been surgically created to divert the flow of faeces or urine. People who have […]

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March 9, 2023 Palliative care

What are the principles of Palliative Care?

What is Palliative Care? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines it as “the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, other symptoms, and psychological, social and spiritual problems, is paramount. The goal of palliative care […]

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March 8, 2023 End of Life Care

End of Life Care for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

What is Motor Neurone Disease (MND)? Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a life-limiting, rare condition that affects the brain and nerves. It progressively damages parts of the nervous system which causes weakness that gets worse over time. While there is no cure for MND, […]

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February 20, 2023 Holiday Care Support

Holiday Destinations for Elderly Parents

Family holidays are the ideal opportunity to bring together older and younger generations. Organising holidays for elderly parents are a great way to help bond and give them a new lease on life with fresh perspective and a much-needed change of scenery. Whichever destination […]

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February 16, 2023 Private Nursing

Can I get nurses for home care?

You will have to consider several things when you or a loved one begins to age or are given a prognosis. Seeing a loved one begin to change due to old age or go through an illness can be extremely difficult to cope with. […]

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February 14, 2023 Stroke care

Engaging activities for stroke recovery

What is a stroke? The NHS has described a stroke as a life-threatening medical condition that is caused when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut-off. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to […]

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February 8, 2023 Palliative care

When should someone be offered palliative care?

What is palliative care? The definition of palliative care, for us, is specialised medical care that provides support for people living with a chronic or life-limiting condition. This type of care can relieve the pain, symptoms and stress caused by these serious illnesses. Palliative […]

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