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How we help franchisees meet care recruitment opportunities

How we help franchisees meet care recruitment opportunities

Don't let alleged talk of carer recruitment concerns put you off investing in a care franchise: Avant Healthcare Services has the experience to help you recruit for growth. Owning a homecare business can deliver the satisfaction of benefiting your community and making a good living, but recruiting and retaining your care team couldbe a challenge...

How to spot informal carer overload and help to prevent it

How to spot informal carer overload and help to prevent it

Informal and family carers are part of the backbone of our community. There are over five million informal carers in the UK, caring for family and friends, unpaid and often insufficiently supported. Most informal carers are glad to do it, but the constant pressure can take its toll. “We take our hats off to them,” says Sally Graham, managing...

Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

Manchester care specialist Shafaque Khan aims to help people caring for loved ones deal with challenging behaviour without putting themselves at risk. "People with medical conditions or health problems such as dementia or learning disabilities can suffer from mood swings, and become fearful and agitated, even in response to simple things," says...

The Value of Companionship

The Value of Companionship

At Avant we understand the importance of companionship. Loneliness is a horrible and a painful process that isolates and  has a huge negative impact on people. A report by Age UK found that half a million older people don’t see or speak to another person for 5-6 days each week. This shouldn’t be the case, no one should feel lonely or isolated...

A busy month for Avant – Training, Fundraising and Workshops

A busy month for Avant – Training, Fundraising and Workshops

September was a busy month for Avant, with our whole team getting involved in fundraising, training sessions and attending informative workshops. Our care workers and office staff came together for a great cause on Friday, taking part in Macmillan’s The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Every year, offices, community groups and friends come together...

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

Demand for 24-hour live-in care set to double

A new report has found that by 2035, the number of people aged over 85 who require 24-hour care is set to double. The study was published in the Lancet Public Health journal, explaining that growing life expectancy is the cause for the rapid increase in the number of people who will require assistance with basic tasks such as washing, dressing and going...

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

Dementia care guidelines highlight importance of choice

For many of us, one of the greatest fears of growing old is losing control over our lives and choices; from simple decisions such as what we want to wear each day or have for dinner, to life-changing decisions over how we wish to be cared for. The issue of choice becomes even more prominent if you are living with a condition such as dementia, where your...

CQC Report: Avant ‘Good’ all round

CQC Report: Avant ‘Good’ all round

Back in May, Avant’s latest CQC report was published, scoring a ‘Good’ in every category. The CQC, Care Quality Commission, inspect and rate every care service in the UK based on five aspects: is the service provided safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led? The inspection involved two members of the CQC visiting the Avant offices and...

Avant Healthcare Services launches in Worcester

Avant Healthcare Services launches in Worcester

Delighted for Avant to be an active part of the outstanding care provision in Worcester. Full article below from the Worcestershire News today. Click here for full article...

The story behind Avant Worcester

In April 2012, my mother and I were called to the hospital where a consultant was going to explain my father's X Rays. We were also going to discuss his weight loss, fatigue and lack of appetite. The consultant broke the bad news. He told us that my father was suffering from Mesothelioma - lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Our lives had...