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Our news page provides you with the latest updates from us here at Westwood, along with frequent articles offering essential advice. If you have any questions or require more information on any of our articles, please get in touch.

Providing peace of mind to families with professional medication administration

Providing peace of mind to families with professional medication administration

Medication administration is a critical component of healthcare and caregiving. Many individuals rely on routine health appointments and precise medication plans to maintain or improve their health.  The process can be worrying for families with loved ones who require such...

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Why continually training our staff is essential for your loved one

Why continually training our staff is essential for your loved one

Whether your loved one requires assistance due to ageing, illness or disability, it is natural to want to find them the best care possible. Professional carers play a vital role in improving quality of life, maintaining dignity and providing companionship....

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A Guide to Different Types of Night Services

A Guide to Different Types of Night Services

As our loved ones age, the need for extra assistance in basic tasks often becomes apparent. Concerns about their safety at night, when you may not be available to provide care, can weigh heavily on your mind. This is where...

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Compassionate Care: Understanding the Benefits of Home Care Services for Senior Citizens

Compassionate Care: Understanding the Benefits of Home Care Services for Senior Citizens

As our loved ones age, they often require additional support and care to ensure their safety and well-being. However, for many families, the thought of placing their relatives in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be daunting. Fortunately,...

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How residential care homes can improve quality of life

How residential care homes can improve quality of life

Residential care homes play a vital role in providing care and support for older adults who require assistance with daily living activities. Therefore, the quality of life for residents in care homes is a crucial consideration, and care homes must...

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Staying connected: The importance of engaging in social activities

Staying connected: The importance of engaging in social activities

Social isolation and loneliness can have a significant impact on an individual's mental and physical health, and these issues are particularly prevalent among individuals living in care homes. Social activities play a crucial role in addressing these issues and improving...

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The Benefits of Respite Care for You and Your Loved One

The Benefits of Respite Care for You and Your Loved One

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be demanding and emotionally draining. Respite care provides a much-needed break for both the individual and their caregiver, offering a range of benefits that can improve...

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Nourishing the mind and body: the importance of nutrition for senior citizens with care needs

Nourishing the mind and body: the importance of nutrition for senior citizens with care needs

As we age, proper nutrition becomes even more important for maintaining our overall health and well-being. However, for seniors with care needs, ensuring they receive the nutrients they need can be challenging. Here are a few reasons why nutrition is...

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Maintaining independence when you have additional care needs.

Maintaining independence when you have additional care needs.

As children, we dream of independence, growing up, leaving home, getting a job and making decisions for ourselves. All the things that allow us to live the way we want, which many of us take for granted.    As we grow...

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Coping with winter : advice for the vulnerable & elderly

Coping with winter : advice for the vulnerable & elderly

The winter season is often a time people are at higher risk of illness and injury. One study found that falls on ice can lead to an increased likelihood of hospitalization among the elderly.We have a long winter ahead of...

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If you’re expecting a stay in hospital here are some considerations…

If you’re expecting a stay in hospital here are some considerations…

Planning a hospital stay can be nerve-wracking, and unfortunately it's all too easy to forget these vital aspects. Thankfully there are lots of places you can go for advice and assistance, such as support centres or advice centres in your...

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Don’t get caught out; prepare for the coming cold

Don’t get caught out; prepare for the coming cold

The cost of living crisis has hit home and is set to affect our most vulnerable hardest. This winter, we may be forced to choose between heating our homes and finding other methods to save money and make ends meet....

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Another Heat Wave Incoming: Take Precautions 

Another Heat Wave Incoming: Take Precautions 

Tips for the elderly and vulnerable during extreme temperatures With the UK expecting another heat wave this week, with temperatures reaching upwards of 30 degrees by the weekend, it is essential to be aware of your safety and know when...

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Hot weather tips for older adults & vulnerable people

Hot weather tips for older adults & vulnerable people

Summer is well and truly here; with the UK anticipating several heatwaves over the next few weeks and months, it's essential to be aware of safety concerns when it gets too hot. Everyone can struggle in the heat, children, adults...

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What is respite care and how can this benefit you?

What is respite care and how can this benefit you?

If you provide care for a family member, friend or neighbour there may be times when a break is required. It can be challenging for carers to admit that they need additional support or tell others they may need some...

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Compassionate Homecare in Hull and East Yorkshire

Compassionate Homecare in Hull and East Yorkshire

    Here at Westwood Care Group, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of homecare services to elderly and vulnerable people across Hull and East Yorkshire. Our comprehensive offering brings complete peace of mind to our service users...

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New Rules Surrounding Calories To Improve Nations Health

New Rules Surrounding Calories To Improve Nations Health

New rules requiring the display of calories on menus and food labels came into force. It was found that a quarter of an average person's calorie intake comes from food eaten outside of groceries. This summer, it will now be...

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How do I know when it is time to find care for a loved one?

How do I know when it is time to find care for a loved one?

How do I know when it is time to find care for a loved one? New health concerns can arise as we get older, or disabilities can get harder to handle. It is often a challenging time to witness the...

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The Quick Guide to Domiciliary Care

The Quick Guide to Domiciliary Care

What is Domiciliary Care? Domiciliary care is a type of care that is provided at home by a professional caregiver. It may be provided on an intermittent, regular or live-in basis. Domiciliary care providers help people with activities of daily...

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Are you Disability confident?

Are you Disability confident?

The Disability Confident Scheme is a support system for employers to make the most of the talents, skills, and personalities of disabled people you can bring into your workplace, regardless of their Disability. Disability confident organisations play a leading role...

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What is Age Positive?

What is Age Positive?

The Age Positive campaign promotes the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce on your team. The campaign is aimed at employers, who are encouraged to make diverse and correct decisions about recruitment, training and retention that does not discriminate against...

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Types of Homecare

Types of Homecare

Home care, also known as domiciliary care, is when a carer travels to your home to help. This is a common practice often organised through local councils or private agencies. Home care is excellent for people who want to remain...

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What to expect when you start receiving home care

What to expect when you start receiving home care

Deciding to get home care is a big step in anybody's life, but after making this important decision, you will soon feel the benefits of the extra care, support, and independence. There are numerous different reasons why someone may seek...

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Residential Care in Hull and East Yorkshire

Residential Care in Hull and East Yorkshire

Westwood Care Group has three high-quality residential homes in East Yorkshire, each of which is designed with comfort, safety, dignity and wellbeing at its core. Read on to discover why our residential homes are chosen by people from across the...

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Professional Homecare in Hull and East Yorkshire

Professional Homecare in Hull and East Yorkshire

Our mission is to support people who are either elderly, vulnerable, or simply require a helping hand around the home. Our professional support workers regularly visit individuals who don’t want to move into a residential home yet need some assistance...

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What is Domiciliary Care?

What is Domiciliary Care?

Having a home carer can make a huge difference in your life. A home carer will come into your home to care for you or a loved one and can increase the quality of life greatly, particularly if there is...

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Carers and Coronavirus

Carers and Coronavirus

As carers have a consistently close connection to the elderly and vulnerable, leading bodies like Carers UK is in constant contact with the government regarding their response to the coronavirus. We want to ensure that the needs of carers and...

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The Support Services Offered by Our Residential Care Homes

The Support Services Offered by Our Residential Care Homes

Many people have heard of our company division Westwood Care and Support Services and may have even seen our fantastic home care staff out and about, but are less familiar with our respite care services in Hull and the surrounding...

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Thank You to Our Staff at Westwood Care and Support Services & Westwood Care Group

Thank You to Our Staff at Westwood Care and Support Services & Westwood Care Group

We would like to take an opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our team members at both Westwood Care and Support Services & Westwood Care Group. Right now, we are faced with an unprecedented situation that...

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How to look after your mental wellbeing whilst staying at home

How to look after your mental wellbeing whilst staying at home

Taking care of your body and mind is very important whilst staying safe at home, you might start to feel frustrated, bored, or lonely. So, keep on reading for some tips on how to keep on top of your mental...

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The Benefits of Our Home Care Services

The Benefits of Our Home Care Services

We offer a variety of home care services from help with preparing and cooking meals to helping with the more personal care. Our personal assistants understand the need to be able to stay in your own home therefore all our...

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How Can Our Residential Homes Help You?

How Can Our Residential Homes Help You?

Caring for someone and balancing your own life can be challenging so sometimes a break is needed. When caring for someone it is difficult for you to admit that you might need additional help or to tell others that you...

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Our Care Services

Our Care Services

At Westwood Care and Support Services we deliver professional and personal care services in Hull which can achieve positive outcomes for each individual. Our service is highly personal with the support we deliver. Our home services include food preparations, Personal...

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Caring For A Loved One With Dementia

Caring For A Loved One With Dementia

If you or your loved one has dementia, daily tasks can suddenly cause practical issues.  No one wants to have to rely on other people to do the simple things for them and having dementia may make people feel vulnerable...

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Home Care Services

Home Care Services

Westwood Care & Support provide a range of tailored care packages for individuals in and around East Yorkshire. Some of the services provided by us include bespoke personal care services, night care services, shopping and domestic duties. There are many...

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Our Training

Our Training

It is extremely important that we deliver outstanding home care services, which is why we offer a variety of different training courses. These courses provide our staff members with the necessary information to ensure they are comfortable and confident within...

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