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What is Disability Care?

Disabilities can be challenging.  Everyday tasks like moving, bathing, feeding and using the toilet can be a struggle. But with the right care, each person with a disability can be supported to live a happy and fulfilling life. What is disability care? Good care can support function and help...

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How Do I Tell My Elderly Parent They Need Help?

Telling your elderly parent that they need help can be difficult, so we’ve put together a list of suggestions that might help with the conversation. How do I tell my elderly parent they need help? It’s rare for a person to age without developing health conditions and frailties that...

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What is Companionship Care?

Companionship care provides support for those who are isolated and lonely, but still healthy and happy to remain in their own home. Companionship care varies significantly from person to person, but generally aims to reduce or prevent loneliness in an elderly person who might otherwise become isolated. This type...

What elderly care is best for me? 0

What Elderly Care is Right For Me?

The first question you will ask yourself, when faced with the task of finding care for an elderly loved one, is: “What elderly care is right for me?” There are a lot of options, and the most common are live in care, personal assistant care, and companion care. If...

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The Importance of Father’s Day

The importance of father’s day lays in the opportunity to learn more about your dad; who he was, who he is, and how you’ve shaped him into the person he is today. As you age it’s likely that your relationship with your parents will change in more than one...

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Grief on Father’s Day

My sister with our dad  Five years ago I lost my father to leukaemia. It affects me still in more ways than I ever could have predicted, and the loss becomes more apparent every year on the approach to Father’s Day. Grief on Father’s Day is tough, every shop...

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Our Top Elderly Care Websites

  Three out five people in the UK will require care at some point in their lives. But when you or a loved one requires some form of care it can be difficult to know where to start. We have compiled a list of the top elderly care websites, to...

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End of Life Care

  End of life care, or palliative care, refers to professional support given to those who are terminally ill and their families. This support often involves the management of medications that will minimise symptoms, without the hope of curing the underlying condition. If you or your loved one is...

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Diabetes and the elderly

  Diabetes doesn’t go away with age, but the challenges of diabetes do change with time. Does diabetes change with age? Diabetes is an ongoing condition, and with age the challenges of managing medication and nutrition increase. If you have an elderly relative or loved one with diabetes, you might...

What is a heart arrhythmia? 0

What are heart palpitations?

Palpitations, faintness and shortness of breath are the signs of a possible heart arrhythmia   An arrhythmia happens when the electrical signals regulating your heartbeat, malfunction. These malfunctions can cause irregularities or unusual rhythms in a heartbeat that should be stable. Arrhythmias can begin at any age, although they...