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PASSsystem ‘live’ care plans

When you receive support at home, it is important that your carer has all your information at their fingertips to help them spend as much time caring for you as possible. Introducing…  In order to help your carers spend more time with you and less time on paperwork, we will shortly be introducing a new way to receive and record your care information. It’s called the PASS System. PASS is a ‘live’ digital care program, [...]

Residential Care Homes

Filled with kindness, fun and care, when it comes to thinking about finding a residential care home in and around York, our family owned and run care homes are a great option, with plenty of activities and essential personal space to ensure a happy, secure and fulfilled living.

Stroke

A stroke describes what happens when the blood supply to a part of our brain is cut off. Strokes can happen to any of us, at any age and how quickly they’re treated has a big impact on our recovery. We train our carers to spot the symptoms of a stroke and what to do next. As time is of the essence, it’s really worth knowing what to look for and how to help. So, [...]

Helen is our Winner! Client Survey 2017

Congratulations to Helen, winner of our Client Survey 2017 prize draw, pictured here with Riccall Care Co-ordinator Nadine. This year Helen took part in our annual client survey, and along with everyone who completed and returned theirs, Helen was automatically entered into our prize draw. This year's prize was a hamper choc full of delicious goodies. Thank you Helen for your feedback and we hope you enjoy all the treats! Our client surveys are very [...]

How to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

“It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK by 2025 will rise to over 1 million. Whilst rates of diagnosis have improved, it is widely believed that dementia is still significantly under diagnosed…” www.dementiauk.org Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a condition where brain function has been impaired. This could be through a number of different diseases or disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia, whereby a small stroke [...]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

With UK survival rates for ovarian cancer amongst the lowest in Europe and 75% of women diagnosed only once the cancer has taken hold, March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and we are all being encouraged to make some noise! Over 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, over half will not survive; that’s 11 women a day losing their lives.* Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of women [...]

Home Care in Crisis?

In a recent article for The Press newspaper, Riccall Care owner/directors Gill and Tony Conroy discuss the current state of funding and much reported 'home care crisis'. Describing how they, as a small family business cope, and the work of Riccall Care's dedicated carer workers out in the community. Who cares if the money runs out? Health and social care is in the news. With successive governments seemingly unable to take a long-term view of [...]

Join Dementia Research

Every 3.2 minutes someone develops dementia in the UK Dementia specialists, we look after the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes and work everyday with those affected by the disease. Today, around 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia and by 2025 that number is estimated to rise to 1 million, unless we find better and faster ways to combat the condition. Currently, the only way to beat the condition is through medical [...]

Health Education England Seal of Quality Assurance

We are delighted to have our training program confirmed by the NHS Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber as meeting the quality assurance standards for clinical skills and simulated training. Riccall Care is currently the only home care company in the country to achieve this recognition. Kay Ford, Regional Clinical Skills and Simulation Advisor for Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “I’m delighted that Riccall Care training team have provided evidence to demonstrate that they [...]

Joint Carols at Christmas

At our regular monthly Community Care Café, we welcome the children from nearby Young Discoverers Nursery to sing Christmas carols for our café guests. All decked out with festive hats and jumpers, the Young Discoverers created a wonderful atmosphere of festive fun, singing carols for the café guests and their carers. A joint initiative by Riccall Care Director Helen Conroy, Training Team Leader Deb Smith and Nursery Manager Kathy Wainwright, the nursery team said: “The [...]

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