Apex Health + Social Care and B.R.I.C open day set for Thursday 10th Oct

join Apex HSC and B.R.I.C for a special health and well-being open day on Thursday October 10th, 10am – 4pm

Apex Health + Social Care in association with B.R.I.C (Biddulph Resource and Information Centre) are pleased to announce they will be hosting an open day to promote health and well being , and care services in the area.

The open day will take place on Thursday 10th October, 10am until 4pm at B.R.I.C, 85 St Johns Road Biddulph, ST8 6LL. (View map)

Managing Director of Apex Health + Social Care Darren Scholes says of the event:

“The upcoming open day at B.R.I.C provides a fantastic opportunity for people who currently may not have access to information on health care services to come along and find out what is available in the local community.

“Apex will also be offering local residents exciting opportunities to start a rewarding career in the health and social care industry.

“Hopefully the event will be the first step to a healthier, happier and wealthier Biddulph.”

 Apex Health + Social Care is the North’s leading independent provider of health and social care services. The B.R.I.C open day comes as part of series of events supporting the local community including the recent attendance of Steven Arnold at Biddulph Family Fun Day.

For more information, check the Apex HSC Facebook page for up-to-date news: www.facebook.com/ApexHSC

Apex HSC Recruiting in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands

The Apex Health & Social Care Recruitment team are out in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands this week on the search for qualified nurseshealthcare assistantscare workers and personal assistants.

Apex HSC carers and healthcare professionals are some of the best in the industry, maintaining an exemplary standard of care for clients and care users, as well as ensuring all of our staff are trained to highest standard.

Please call our dedicated recruitment team on 0844 334 0805 to find out the specific times and locations of our visit to Leek and to make an appointment to see an Apex HSC employment advisor.

We are passionate about care, but we are also committed to providing our staff with the best support, training and tools to carry out their roles to the best of their abilities.

If you think you would like to join our committed team in the North West but are not based in the Leek area, call 0844 334 0805 to find out more about our current vacancies.

The importance of Companionship

When a care plan is designed for any individual, it’s often the medication and healthcare aspects that take priority. Of course providing the correct medical care and attention for each client is of utmost importance, however we believe that social care is just as important to improve recovery times and to maintain a high standard of living.

Our Companionship Service is designed for people who do not need 24 hour personal care but sometimes struggle with daily activities while living at home and find their quality of life suffers as a result.

This service is especially invaluable to family members who are unable to visit regularly as it provides peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for.

Based around individual requirements, Apex HSC offers a range of services including daily routine reminders for medication, doctors’ appointments and other daily activities that will allow each client to remain independent. Carers are also able to help out with household tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, ironing and changing bed linen.

Social activities are also taken into consideration to ensure every client enjoys a full and enjoyable social life in and outside the home. This can include accompanying clients on day trips and outings.

Personal care is so important to help provide care users with the full and enjoyable independent life they deserve.

For more information on our personalised care programmes, please call 0845 600 3041.

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Can a stressful life lead to Alzheimer’s in later life?

According to recent reports in several UK newspapers, Alzheimer’s Disease could be causes, along with other genetic and circumstantial factors, by a stressful life.

The definition given in these articles of a more stressful life is one underpinned by a high-stress occupation.

The idea that stress may have a lasting effect on people was explored in a paper written and researched by a Swedish PhD student, in which mice were tested for levels of a stress hormone.

These stress hormones, which are elevated in the brain when a person is harassed, inhibit brain activity. Prolonged exposure to these hormones may lead to the development of Alzheimer’s.

Some research has already highlighted a possible link between chronic stress, cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s, and further study in people is needed to fully investigate these links. 

Dr Simon Ridley, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“If we can better understand the risk factors for Alzheimer’s we can also empower people to make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk.

‘Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, affecting half a million people in the UK, and we urgently need new treatments that could stop the disease in its tracks.

‘Although we can’t say from these findings that chronic stress causes Alzheimer’s, there are a number of other health reasons for taking steps to manage our stress levels,’ she said. 

‘Research to understand the causes of the disease could identify targets for future treatment development, and we must invest in research to make a real difference to people’s lives.’

 

For more information on these findings, visit: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130314085049.htm

Apex Health + Social Care are dedicated to providing tailored support for care users and their families. If you would like more information or an info pack, please call 0845 600 3041.

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