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What is the 12-week property disregard?

Funding residential care is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are many different aspects to consider, one of which is the value of property. In this guide, Nicky…

Our Guide to Understanding Dementia

There are many forms of dementia and understanding what to expect after diagnosis can be hard at such a difficult time. We have put together a guide full of useful…

The Hallmark Care Homes Dementia Strategy

Hallmark Care Homes have created a Dementia Strategy which details the actions we will undertake as part of our vision to be recognised as the leading provider of high-quality relationship-centred…

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney or Court of Protection?

When a person loses mental capacity, and someone else needs to make decisions for them, should this be done under a Lasting Power of Attorney or through the Court of…

What are the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?

The Mental Capacity Act of 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are both ‘hot’ topics within the care sector at the moment. However, not everyone understands the content of…

How to avoid scams

There are so many ways scammers are using now to trick people out of their hard earned money. Older people can be particularly vulnerable to these scams and it’s important…

Staying safe this winter

Luckily living in the UK we don’t get bad weather too often, but as the cold nights draw in it’s important to know how to be prepared. We have put…

Moving Into A Care Home: Checklist

Once you find a care home that meets your love one’s needs, it’s time to start thinking about moving in. It can be a stressful time, especially if your loved…

Moving Into A Care Home: Packing List

Moving into a care home can be both an exciting and an emotional time for residents and their families. It’s a time to embrace new beginnings, meet new people and…

What Happens if my Loved One's Care Needs Change?

When looking for a care home for your loved one, it’s important to consider how their care needs may change over time. At Hallmark Care Homes, we look to ensure…

What Should You Look For When Choosing A Care Home?

When choosing a care home, there are a number of things you need to consider. To help you find the right care home to meet your loved one’s needs, we’ve…

Options for Funding Care Home Fees

How best to pay for a stay in a care home is a topic we are frequently asked about. There are a few different choices for self-funders, and this article…

Five health checks that could save your loved one’s life

There are some health checks which should not be missed. Here are five of the most crucial health checks, and what they involve.

Advice for talking to people living with dementia

Good conversations with those living with dementia are still possible, although you might need to work a little harder to get them to happen. Here are seven tips for talking…

Attendance Allowance

Many people who pay for their own care costs in full are not aware that they are likely to be eligible for this non-means-tested state benefit.

Fall advice: How to keep your loved ones safe, and out of hospital

Here are some easy ways you can help your loved one stay safe, and out of hospital, with easy fall avoidance.

How to support your loved ones with hearing loss

If you suspect someone you love is living with hearing loss, it’s important to know how to support them through this experience in the right way. Here’s what you need…

How to find a care home: a 10 step guide

When looking for a care home, there are a number of things you need to consider. To help you find the right care home to meet your loved one’s needs,…

When is the right time to move to a care home?

Making the decision to encourage a loved one to move into a care home can be incredibly difficult. Not only is it likely to be an emotional process for everyone…

Recognising the early signs of dementia

It’s very common for people to notice that an older friend or relative is having memory problems or memory loss and assume that dementia is the cause. However, this isn’t…

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