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Stress Awareness Month: Five ways Blossom reduces stress for families with loved ones in need of care

April marks Stress Awareness Month, which aims to bring attention to the causes and cures of stress.

Stress and poor mental health is undoubtedly one of the biggest public health challenges in the UK today. Despite the huge impact it has on our wellbeing, it is unfortunately still not being taken seriously enough – which is why such awareness campaigns are crucial.

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One of the biggest drivers of stress for many people in recent years has been the increasing need to provide care for loved ones. According to Carers UK:

  • Over the period of 2010-2020, an average of 12,000 people per day became unpaid carers.

  • Research carried out in 2022 estimates the number of unpaid carers in the UK could be as high as 10.6 million.

  • One in seven people in the workplace in the UK are juggling work and care.

  • 60% of carers report a long-term health condition or disability, compared to 50% of non-carers.

  • 29% of carers say they feel lonely often or always.

  • A 2021 Public Health England report stated there is increasing evidence that caring should be considered a social determinant of health.

These statistics highlight the pressing need for support and relief for caregivers – something Blossom teams up and down the country stand ready and able to provide.

We offer comprehensive, expert-led, multi award-winning home care solutions to alleviate the stress and strain endured by people who find themselves caring for loved ones. Here are five of the many ways we support family members of individuals needing care:

1. Complete care coordination

One of the most commonly stressful aspects for family members doubling up as carers is keeping track of a loved one’s medical care and often frequent appointments. Our comprehensive care coordination involves liaising with multidisciplinary teams to manage care provision meticulously, ensuring clients attend every healthcare appointment without fail.

2. Extended care visit times

Having to juggle work and your own personal life with providing essential care can lead to lots of rushing around and not being able to spend the quality time needed with loved ones. All visits from Blossom carers last a minimum of 50 minutes (and often much longer) which allows us to deliver thorough and compassionate care, making clients feel valued and safe in their own homes.

3. Rigorous quality checks

Carer and client spot checks are regularly undertaken, alongside daily monitoring of visits to ensure consistency of care. With Blossom, you can always rest easy knowing your loved ones are getting the undivided attention needed.

4. Tailored holistic care plans

We focus on positively impacting every aspect of a client’s wellbeing – a truly holistic approach designed to improve their mind, body and soul. This includes empowering clients to continue

enjoying social activities and days out where possible – something you may struggle to find the time for.

5. Innovative care tracking with our app

When choosing a home care provider to keep your loved ones safe and well, there is always one key question that needs answering: how can I trust them? The industry-leading Blossom Home Care app provides full transparency over the care your loved ones are receiving, giving you complete peace of mind every day.

By entrusting the care of beloved family members to Blossom Home Care, you can reclaim your time and focus on your own essential self-care needs. Our award-winning approach ensures all aspects of care are covered, providing you with invaluable relief from the stress and pressures of caregiving.

Ready to experience a new level of care?

Blossom Home Care has an unbreakable commitment to delivering exceptional levels of service. If you want to find out more about how our superb carers can help your loved ones, please contact us today:

We look forward to helping you.


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