Katy joined the Care Expert team in August 2022. She previously worked as a domiciliary care assistant, so has had first-hand experience within the world of care. Katy helps care seekers find the perfect care homes for their loved ones on a daily basis.
Katy’s favourite thing about her role is gaining individual relationships with care seekers and helping them through the journey of finding the right care home for their individual needs.
If your loved one has a serious or terminal illness, at-home hospice care allows them to be comfortable and looked after with compassion in their own home.
Through overnight care at home, a dedicated carer will stay with your loved one throughout the night to ensure their care and support needs are met.
Comfort care is a key part of end-of-life care, ensuring your loved one is cared for with dignity and compassion. Here's what it is and how to arrange it.
Bristol contains live-in care agencies offering a high standard of compassionate home care. We’ve rounded up 8 of the best live-in care services in Bristol.
Bournemouth contains live-in care agencies providing compassionate home care. Here, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best live-in care services in Bournemouth.
Nursing care at home allows your loved one to receive professional care from a registered nurse, without having to leave the comfort of their own home.
London contains live-in care agencies offering a high standard of compassionate home care. We’ve rounded up ten of the best live-in care services in London.
You could be eligible for Carer's Allowance if you spend at least 35 hours a week looking after somebody. Here, we’ve explained Carer’s Allowance eligibility.
There are three different disability premiums - standard, enhanced and severe. We’ve explained how the Severe Disability Premium works and if you're eligible.
We’ve explained how to apply for the Carers Element of Universal Credit. If eligible, you could receive an extra £42.89 a week (or £185.86 a month).
We've explained the PIP mobility walking test, including how this assessment works. This test determines which PIP rate you'll qualify for if eligible.
If you get PIP, you may also be eligible for 11 additional PIP freebies worth thousands of pounds! These bonuses help with healthcare, bills, travel and more.
Through palliative care at home, your loved one will receive comforting support within a familiar setting, surrounded by the people they cherish the most.
The benefit cap limits the maximum amount of benefits you can receive. We’ve explained how the benefit cap works and which benefits are and aren’t counted.
Carer’s Allowance rates increased in April 2023. Here are the new Carer’s Allowance rates for 2023/2024, along with whether you're eligible and how to claim.
Through respite care at home, you’ll be looked after on a short-term basis within your own home. Here, we’ve explained how this works and how to arrange it.
Depending on your savings, you may be eligible for support with paying care home fees. Here, we've explained what you need to know about care home funding.
Care at home costs vary throughout the UK, and we've highlighted how much you might pay. You could also be eligible for financial support from your council.
To reminiscence about wonderful memories, families in Birmingham care homes have recreated their favourite childhood photos and brought these back to life.
People in the UK could be eligible to claim almost £750 per month through Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Here are the 21 medical conditions that qualify.
We’ve rounded up 64 amazing gifts for grandmas. From customisable presents to outdoor lights and kitchenware, there’s something here your grandma will love!
Through adult day care, you'll take part in meaningful activities within comfortable surroundings. Here's how you can use our service to find a day care centre.
When changing jobs or moving house, pension details are often lost. The Pension Tracing Service will locate your old pensions, and there are also other methods.
To mark the coronation of King Charles on the 6th of May, care home residents across the UK have come together to share their words of wisdom for the new King.
The Care Inspectorate Wales is the regulator of social care (including care homes) and childcare in Wales. Learn more about the services they regulate here.
Keeping track of the medication you take can be tricky. This is where dosette boxes come in. They make it much easier to properly organise these medicines.
We’ve explained what Norovirus is, how to protect yourself from it, and the procedures care homes have in place to keep their residents safe.
To mark Valentine’s Day 2023, care home residents across the UK have shared their words of wisdom and ‘First Date Dos and Don’ts’ for younger generations.
Find discounts for carers here, including free and discounted days out, everyday savings and other support available to carers in the UK.
We’ve highlighted some of the most promising care homes that have recently opened or are due to open at some point in 2024, including when they'll be opening.
A Disabled Facilities Grant ensures the needs of disabled people are met in their day-to-day home life. These grants are available throughout most of the UK.
There are 5 stages of palliative care that can take place over several years. Understanding each stage will help you decide how to best put care into place.
Carer's Allowance Supplement is an additional payment for carers who live in Scotland and receive Carer's Allowance on a particular date.
Person-centred care is about making sure people who use care services are at the centre of everything, with their individual circumstances considered.
If you care for someone, a carer’s assessment looks at what help can make life easier. This assessment is for carers of people who are disabled, ill or elderly.
This is a heartfelt case study that highlights grief and how we can best support older adults through bereavement and the grieving process.
Sometimes, a person can leave the hospital but isn't well enough to go home. Instead, they may enter a nursing care home through a Discharge to Assess pathway.
If you or your loved one are looking for a care home in Edinburgh then you’re in the right place! Here, you’ll find 8 of the best care homes in Edinburgh.
If you or your loved one are searching for a care home in Scotland then you’re in the right place! We’ve shortlisted the best care homes in Scotland.
Companionship care services provide support for those who can still live independently within their own homes, but could do with some extra social interaction.
Palliative care offers support to people with a terminal illness. This type of personalised care aims to make people feel supported and comfortable.
Our research has identified the biggest misconceptions about ageism that urgently need to be challenged in society. Here's what ageism is and examples of it.
Where do you stay when recovering from an illness and home care or a hospital stay aren't viable options? This is where convalescent care homes come in.
Many homes across the UK offer care for couples so they can stay together. We've highlighted 10 of the very best care homes for couples in the UK.
If your loved one requires regular care but they’d still prefer to continue living in their own home then live-in care could be the perfect solution.
Personal care refers to any personal form of support and includes tasks that are essential for daily living like bathing, getting dressed and preparing meals.
Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit that carers can receive. We’ve explained everything you need to know about Carer’s Allowance, including how to claim it.
Advocates in health and social care will support you through complex processes, including arranging a needs assessment and organising your personal budget.
As a carer, there are several state benefits that you may be entitled to. Read on to learn what each of these benefits is, how they work and how much they pay.
To ensure care providers offer an excellent level of support, the NHS introduced the six C’s of care. Learn more about these and why they're important here.
Through domiciliary care, you or your loved one can receive care whilst remaining in the place where you likely feel most comfortable - at home.
Whether you’ve been looking after a family member for a while now or you’re just starting out, our article will explain how best to care for your loved one.
Respite care is a short-term solution where a different carer takes over your responsibilities. Learn about emergency respite care and taking a break from care.
Not only do games help to keep our brains sharp, but they’re also good for our overall health and wellbeing. Click here for our top 51 games for old people.
There’s plenty to do in Suffolk, from museums to parks! Here are our 6 things that elderly people can get involved in.
There’s plenty to do in Hertfordshire, from museums to parks! Here are our 5 things that elderly people can get involved in.
There’s plenty to do in Ipswich, from museums to parks! Here are our 10 things that Elderly People can get involved in.
We all feel lonely from time to time - but what do you do when you consistently feel lonely and isolated? Read on for our tips and solutions.
Though end-of-life care is usually associated with a hospice, under certain circumstances, it can also be received at home. This is what it involves.
When a loved one goes into care, it can be difficult to figure out how often to visit them. Here are
We've examined equality and diversity within care homes. Discover the legal requirements for providers and ways to aid inclusion and help residents thrive.
In a care home, it's important that fire safety procedures are in place. This article explains these procedures, prevention methods and handling emergencies.
When you reach your later years there’s no reason why you can’t still enjoy breakfast. Click here for 9 healthy breakfast ideas for the elderly.
Being a care assistant in a care home involves a wide range of tasks and responsibilities. It's a challenging yet extremely rewarding job. Learn more here.
We've explored independent living and how it can help older or disabled people to live full and free lives.
Things tend to go smoother in life when you have a plan - and your elderly care is no exception. Care plans highlight the level of support a person requires.
Medication is an important part of care home life. The administration of medicine must always be done carefully while adhering to the proper guidelines.
While care homes and nursing homes seem similar at first glance, there are several key differences. One will likely be better placed to meet your care needs.
Within a care home, catering staff must take the utmost care to ensure that cooking and food preparation areas are kept clean and germ-free.