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Independence & Domiciliary Care

Domiciliary care allows independence. Independence is not just a word; it’s a feeling, a right, and a profoundly cherished aspect of life for many. As we age or face health challenges, the fear of losing this independence can be daunting.  However, what if there was a way to ensure that our loved ones could still

Funding for care

The county landscapes of Dorset and Hampshire are more than just picturesque scenes for our Domiciliary carer (s). For the dedicated domiciliary carers of A1 Care, these roads are daily routes to bring smiles, relief, and comfort to numerous clients across the regions. As the sun rises, so do our carers, each day presenting an

Independence & Domiciliary Care

Care Homes vs. At-Home Care

Care Homes vs. At-Home Care: Navigating the Best Option for Your Loved Ones   Choosing the appropriate care for a loved one is among our most challenging decisions; both care homes and at-home care offer unique solutions, but understanding their nuances is paramount to making an informed choice.   What is a Care Home? A

September 2023 - Newsletter

2023 September Newsletter

No.1 Care provider – September Newsletter September heralds the onset of autumn with its crisp air, the rustle of falling leaves, and the promise of harvest. It’s a time of reflection, and just as the trees begin to shed their leaves in preparation for a new cycle, our caregivers, too, embrace change with the same

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How to Combat Loneliness

As a well-established 5-star care agency, A1 Care understands the profound impact of loneliness on our loved ones.  We serve clients in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) areas with dedication. Our services include high-quality domiciliary and live-in care, focusing on physical and emotional well-being. Our mission extends beyond primary care to actively alleviate the

2023 August Newsletter – A1Care

2023 August Newsletter August brings warm breezes and the golden hue of late summer, reminding us of the constant change and growth in our lives. Just as the seasons transition, so does the commitment and passion of our caregivers. This August, we delve deeper into the heart of our organisation, shedding light on the dedication


Dementia has become one of the most common ailments seen across the world. More than half of UK adults know someone diagnosed with dementia. In England alone , it’s estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. You might be unsure what exactly dementia is. Dementia is a term encompassing the loss of cognitive functioning –

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Misconceptions about At-Home Care

Domiciliary care (or at-home care) has become an increasingly popular choice for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP). However, many things still need to be clarified surrounding at-home care. And, we’re here to clear it up for you! In this comprehensive guide, we will debunk some common myths about at-home care, discuss the benefits

Domiciliary care

What is Domiciliary care? Domiciliary care is a type of care provided to people in their own homes. It is also referred to as in-home or at-home care and is usually provided by professional care workers.  Over 950,000 individuals every year receive care in the UK. This type of care benefits elderly, disabled, or chronically

Domiciliary Care for Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and unfortunately currently has no cure. Roughly 145,000 people live with a Parkinson’s diagnosis in the UK in 2020. Despite there being no cure, some symptoms of Parkinson’s can be managed. This is where domiciliary care comes in. Domiciliary care allows the person living with

At home care in Dorset

At-Home Care in Dorset

If you’re looking for at-home care in Dorset, look no further than A1 Care. We provide home care for a 20-mile radius around the areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. When you think of Bournemouth, you might think of Bournemouth Pier or the Russell Cotes Art Gallery. Now, you should also think of A1 Care.

Live-in care

Your Guide to Live-In Care

Our fully trained carers are here to provide unparalleled support, ensuring your loved ones enjoy the highest quality of life in the comfort of their homes with our live-in care services. Living in the heart of your community, we are a local care provider that understands the unique needs of our Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole

At home Stroke Care

At-Home Stroke Care in Dorset

A Stroke strikes every 5 minutes, with 100,000 people having strokes each year. There are 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK alone. This makes it likely that you will know someone to have a stroke in your lifetime. Stroke’s are the leading cause of disability, with almost two thirds of stroke survivors leaving the

A1 Care - at home care

Live-In and At-Home Care Standards The significance of high-quality live-in and at-home care services in the UK is immense. These services play a vital role in preserving the well-being and dignity of the elderly, people with disabilities, or those needing respite care.  Here we delve into the crucial aspects of maintaining high UK standards in

A1 Care Blog Carer

As people grow older, they often face challenges that make it difficult to continue living independently. Some may require assistance with daily tasks from a carer such as bathing, dressing, and cooking, while others may need help managing their medications or coordinating doctor’s appointments. Carers are essential in helping elderly individuals live comfortably and happily

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Affording At-Home Care

At-Home Care Caring for yourself or a loved one can be costly. Many people often fret over the possibility of selling their homes to secure a place in a residential care home. Fortunately, at-home care, a more affordable option for many, doesn’t necessitate such drastic measures. It allows you or your loved one to stay within

A1 Care

What is domiciliary care? Domiciliary care is a type of care provided to people in their own homes. It is also referred to as in-home or at-home care and is usually provided by professional care workers.  Over 950,000 individuals every year receive care in the UK. This type of care benefits elderly, disabled, or chronically

Working in care

Have you ever thought about working in care? Carers make up a large workforce population, with 1 in 8 people being a carer. At A1 Care, we believe that it is the most important job a person can have. As a carer, you are the reason why someone’s life has drastically changed for the better.

8 Signs You Need Respite Care

8 Signs You Need Respite Care

Being a caregiver is an incredibly demanding job, you should know about respite care. You are not alone in feeling that you sometimes need a break from caring.  In fact, 59% of caregivers report using at least one type of assistance on behalf of the person they are taking care of. What is Respite Care?

3 signs your loved one needs a carer

Knowing when your loved one needs a carer is challenging. We want to reassure you that it’s not as easy as many might think. It’s also an incredibly turbulent time deciding if they’re fit to live independently. However, it’s essential to see the signs early as contacting a carer straight away can significantly improve the

UK – the caring land of opportunity

A family of three park their car outside the office of health care company A1 Care in Bournemouth. Out of the car steps a Norwegian man, Erlend Wiggen, and his wife Kine Wiggen, carrying a small baby in her arms. They are clearly on the move, seeing as the car is filled with luggage. Out

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