Benefits of Meditation for Elderly People

Meditation has been shown to have beneficial effects on people of all ages and walks of life, from stressed office workers to frantically revising teenagers, so it is not surprising to know that it can also be useful for elderly people, whether they are living at home or in a residential care home for the

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How to Spot Signs of Stress

As we age, the types of stressors in our lives change. Older people may no longer need to worry about problems at work or paying the mortgage. Instead they experience new stressors such as losing friends and loved ones, changes in their mental and/or physical abilities, and how best to fill the empty space of

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Nutrition with Elderly Residents

As we get older, our nutrition needs can change, thanks to a decrease in muscle mass and often a decrease in activity too. This not does mean that an elderly person no longer needs to care about their food intake, as so many do, and think that they can comfortably get by on toast and

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Things to do with Your Parents/Grandparents this Easter Bank Holiday

With Good Friday and Easter Monday fast approaching, it seems like a good time to address the issues surrounding holidays when family members and loved ones are in nursing homes. The most important first step when trying to decide what to do over any holiday period is to ask your loved one for their opinion

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a much-misunderstood term. It comes from the little-known verb ‘to palliate’, which means to improve symptoms of a disease without aiming to cure it. The focus is therefore not on treatment to heal, as with other branches of medicine, but in trying to ease, maintain and or stabilise the patients’ life. Palliative

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What is the Difference Between a Residential Care Home and a Nursing Home?

Despite the fact that they are often used interchangeably, ‘residential care homes’ and ‘nursing homes’ are two separate concepts offering different levels and types of care. A residential care home is where you or your loved one might go if you are not able to safely live in your house anymore, due to physical infirmity,

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The Benefits of Sensory Activities with the Elderly

Sensory activities are activities which stimulate our 5 senses – namely vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste.   If you had the chance to sit and watch the heart-warming Channel 4 programme entitled “Old People’s Home for 4 Year-Olds ” (October 2018), which has two series in different residential homes for the elderly, then you will

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Respite Care and it’s Benefits

Respite care is care provided in a Care Home or similar organization for a short period of time on a temporary basis to someone who needs 24/7 care. This may be for rehabilitation purposes, or to allow the resident to get a feel of living in a care home or for a personal carer to

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Things to Bring for a Loved One in a Dementia Care Home

Visiting your loved one in their new elderly home can be a strange experience at first, particularly if they have a condition like Alzheimer’s where they were unable to fully understand the transition. Leaving their home to come to a dementia home in Cambridgeshire is often a real upheaval. Here are ten things that you

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What Qualities Do You Need To Be A Care Worker?

There’s a high standard for care workers and staff, mainly because working with the elderly can be a difficult job that requires patience and kindness. Loyal, committed and caring staff not only ensure that the care home can keep running efficiently, but it also makes it easier for residents to feel safe and relaxed when

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