Health and Wellness Articles

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

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Gallbladder surgery

Surgical removal of the gallbladder, a procedure known as cholecystectomy, is highly prevalent. Situated in the upper right portion of the abdomen, the gallbladder is a small pouch-like organ responsible for storing bile—an essential fluid produced by the liver to aid in the digestion […]

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How to stay healthy this winter

Cold weather can be a challenging time to stay healthy. With increasingly unpredictable weather, it is important to think about the precautions you can take. Frequent hand washing A great way to stop viruses from spreading and avoid catching a dreaded cold or flu […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness on the risks of cervical cancer, and help women and people learn about how to reduce these risks and prevent the illness. What is cervical screening? Cervical cancer can be prevented by attending your […]

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Maintaining self-care with limited mobility

What is self-care? Self-care is just what it sounds like – taking care of yourself. It is the practice of deliberately doing things that would preserve or improve your mental and physical health. If you have limited mobility, self-care is also about understanding your […]

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What is the importance of a balanced diet?

Living a perfectly healthy lifestyle is not easy. When it comes to a balanced diet, there are many aspects that must be considered and factored in, but there is no questioning the importance of healthy food in your life. Maintaining a proper diet leaves […]

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Hearing loss explained – Types/Cause/Preventions

What is hearing loss? Hearing loss is very common nowadays with many causes, from age, genetics, and damage to the ear among the most common. Genetic hearing is the most common cause of hearing loss in babies and children, whilst age-related hearing loss in […]

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How to maintain a healthy cholesterol level?

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is made in the liver. It can also be found in some foods such as olive oil, whole grains, high fibre fruits and fatty fish. It has many important functions. For example, it helps keep […]

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Top tips on maintaining a healthy body weight

Tips on maintaining a healthy body weight Stay active Exercise plays a massive role in your overall health and when it comes to maintaining healthy body weight. Physical activity helps you control your weight by using excess calories that would otherwise be stored as […]

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Celebrating Carers: Carer’s Week 2023

What is Carer’s week? Carer’s Week is an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of caring. Along with highlighting the challenges unpaid Carer’s face. Furthermore, recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the United Kingdom. Carer’s Week also helps people […]

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Asthma management in children

In recent decades, CO2 and pollution levels have been on the increase, especially for those who live in major metropolitan areas.  The dust, smoke particles and traffic fumes can be devastating to a person’s lungs, children are even more at risk, as their lungs […]

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Home adaptations for someone living with Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, some daily tasks such as cooking, bathing, doing laundry and moving around the house can become a real challenge. Adapting your […]

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Technology and the elderly

The role of technology in connecting people Technology brings everyone close together in a time where many of us cannot be. Especially, for those who may be shielding due to the Coronavirus. Nothing can replace a conversation with someone in person, however with loneliness […]

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Ways to reduce your blood pressure

What is blood pressure? We need a certain amount of pressure to push our blood around our bodies. This is known as blood pressure. ‘Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body.’ NHS Blood […]

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How exercise can help your overall health

  ‘Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body’ Joseph Addison   There have been so many studies conducted that link daily exercise with staying healthy.  Regardless of age physical activity is important for everyone whether you walk, jog, swim or […]

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