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North West Branch Shaw Community Living

North West Branch Shaw Community Living

The whole of Shaw Community Living has an excellent reputation for high standards of care and consistent professionalism throughout the UK care sector. The Wigan Branch covers all areas of the Metropolitan borough of Wigan and provides a flexible and reliable home care service complete with highly skilled support workers. Staff are fully trained to meet the highest standards of…read more →

Hazel Court Care Home

Hazel Court Care Home

Situated in a residential area, Hazel Court is a specialist care centre for those with dementia. Purposefully built in 1995, Hazel Court is in close distance to Wandsworth Common, and is within walking distance of the neighbourhood’s local amenities. The care home consists of single room accommodation within three family units, complete with lounges and dining areas, all of which…read more →

Combating Loneliness

Combating Loneliness

We’ve all experienced the feeling of loneliness from time to time, but we tend to be lucky in the fact that a friend or a family member are just a phone call away. For some people, this unfortunately isn’t an option. This could be because they don’t know how to use a technical device or they just don’t have anyone…read more →

Protecting the elderly from crime

Protecting the elderly from crime

Even with the economy slowly back on the rise, crime is still a growing concern for many throughout the UK, especially for the elderly. It’s a distressing prospect that criminals target the vulnerable, but there are ways in which their homes and safety can be secured and protected from criminals. Those who are older tend to fear crime in itself,…read more →

Depression in the elderly.

Depression in the elderly.

Depression is not a normal part of ageing. When people get older, more often than not they may encounter events such as the death of a loved one, increased isolation and medical problems that can really lower your mood and prevent you from enjoying life like you used to. Depression can go much further than altering your mood such as…read more →

Coping with Arthritis

Coping with Arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of diseases that affect the joints, which have the common consequence of pain and reduced movement. Arthritis affects many of the elderly, so here we will explore some tips and advice on coping with it around the house on a daily basis. – Make life easier for yourself by making small adjustments to each room,…read more →

Memory Loss: Not An Inevitable Part Of Aging

Memory Loss: Not An Inevitable Part Of Aging

Everyone has moments where their memory fails them. Memory lapses can be frustrating, but generally they aren’t cause for concern. As we grow older, physiological changes happen in our brain that can cause glitches in functions that we’ve always taken for granted. It takes longer to learn and recall information and we’re not as quick as we used to be….read more →

Age & Obesity

Age & Obesity

In 2008 a 40th edition of Social Trends reported that more than three quarters of adults aged between 65 and 74 were obese or overweight. Obesity is characterised by: – Waist measurements in excess of 40″ in men and 35″ in women – Blood pressure of or above 130/85, fasting glucose level of 110 mg/dl or higher – HDL (‘good’…read more →

Shaw’s Specialist Services

Shaw’s Specialist Services

Here at Shaw we understand that some care needs require specialist expertise to ensure that the best possible care is given. We have a range of services that can make sure we deliver exactly the right type of care for the situation. We strive to make sure that all your needs are catered for and that we offer the right…read more →

Dementia Care at Shaw

Dementia Care at Shaw

We believe that wellbeing, dignity and privacy are important core values when it comes to care, which is why here at Shaw healthcare we care for those with dementia on an individual basis. We understand that a person’s experiences, feelings and values are unique, so when dealing with dementia that individual can feel a wide range of emotions that are…read more →