Gold Standards Framework

HFHC Healthcare are in the process of adopting the Gold Standards Framework, across all areas, ensuring the care we provide is industry leading.

Conversations Matter

Talking about dying can help someone with a terminal illness to express their concerns and fears and help them to make plans for what’s important to them. It can bring up uncomfortable emotions for you and for the person who is dying, but there are things you can do to make the conversation easier and more meaningful.

It is estimated that around 50% of individuals with autism are classed as non-verbal or minimally verbal. We look at techniques to boost communications to improve quality of life for individuals with Autism.

Loneliness in Later Life

When you think about senior wellness, it’s usually associated with physical health or dementia-prevention, but we often forget that seniors also might struggle with loneliness and depression.

Those receiving End of Life Care typically include those who have been diagnosed with an incurable condition such as terminal cancer, those in the later stages of dementia, or those affected by progressive neurological diseases such as motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis. It is an important part of the Palliative Care which may already have been taking place for some months. The purpose of End of Life Care is to allow people to live as comfortably as possible in the final weeks of their life.

There are five important priorities for End of Life Care….

Dealing with Anxiety

Whatever form of anxiety you have, here are some simple tips which can help to calm your mind and reduce stress to lower your anxiety levels:

Anxiety is a huge topic, there are so many forms of it, and it affects everyone in different ways. It all stems from the body’s natural flight and fight response. The body releases adrenaline and cortisol when we feel stressed and under threat. These hormones are a primal response designed to help us deal with danger by preparing the body to fight off an attacker or run from them.

Our Guide to Dementia

Dementia is the term used for many different conditions that affect the brain. Here we explain what Dementia is, getting a Dementia diagnosis, symptoms, types of Dementia and caring for someone with this conditions

Complex Care Conditions

Some of the most common complex conditions that could require complex care at home are Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophies. Here we give more information on each of these conditions and more.