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Looking after your Respiratory Health

As you age, it is important to keep on top of your respiratory health and keep the system as efficient as possible to reduce breathing difficulties and avoid any respiratory diseases. The lungs main functions are to get oxygen into the bloodstream and remove carbon dioxide from the body. With age, the alveoli within the lungs can lose their shape making it more difficult for gasses to pass through the lungs into the bloodstream. The bones and muscles surrounding the lungs such as the ribcage and...

August 26, 2021

Top pieces of tech that help those in later life

Technology has advanced so much over the last decade that there are now 1000's of pieces of equipment designed to help manage elderly people’s health and wellbeing. These pieces of technology can really improve quality of life for the user and also for family members as they can receive daily updates to help improve peace of mind. Below we have created a list of our top technologies to consider getting for elderly relatives/friends and see how it betters their life. Many elderly people have an...

August 10, 2021

Staying Safe as Lockdown Restrictions Ease

As we pass almost 16 months since the start of the first lockdown many people will be struggling with symptoms of pandemic fatigue. Pandemic fatigue is essentially exhaustion caused by months on months of pandemic related stress. Older people are also more at risk of having health complications if they contract COVID-19 as well as suffering more from mental health issues due to the above average levels of isolation and not being able to see family and friends (although this has begun to return t...

July 12, 2021

Fun ways to keep elderly relatives active

Keeping fit and healthy in later life is very important for both physical and emotional wellbeing and there are a plethora of ways to make sure that your elderly relatives achieve this. Not only does it have positive effect on their day but staying active can help delay the onset of other health issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression or dementia and can allow them to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Physical ability and assistance can vary from person...

June 21, 2021

Living Alone & Downsizing

Losing a partner is a very difficult thing to process and will drastically change the daily routine and lifestyle of the person they leave behind. The house can suddenly feel very empty and things can get on top of them very quickly. Everybody deals with the loss of a loved one differently and should not be told how to work through it however there are a few things that can help with the loneliness. Try to get out the house and meet new people: Staying in the house can make the days drag and it...

June 14, 2021

Maintaining good heart health

The heart is one of the key organs in the human body and needs to to kept in the best condition possible for as long as possible in order to help live a long and healthy life. Avoiding or reducing the chance of developing cardiovascular disease is of course one of the main reasons to look after your heart. However, there are many other reasons as to why you should want to keep your heart healthy. One being that a strong heart can help fight against high cholesterol and blood pressure. A high cho...

June 7, 2021

Why gardening is the perfect pastime for the elderly

Gardening is one of those activities that almost anyone of any age can do and as we move into the summer months it can be a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sun. Luckily gardening is an activity that doesn't require a large amount of land or effort, plus it's something that can be done in the comfort of your own home. Gardening is associated with improving core strength, reducing stress and blood pressure as well as keeping joints healthy. In addition to this, the act of gard...

May 31, 2021

Choosing a Home Care Company

Choosing a care company can be a very stressful situation for the client and their loved ones. Whilst all care companies are regulated and quality checked, it is still a big decision choosing who you want looking after yourself or your parent/s. Below we have provided a list of steps that should be taken into consideration when determining which care company is best for you.Determine the needs: Firstly, the type of support that will be required needs to be determined. If it is simply help cleani...

May 24, 2021

Discussing domiciliary care with relatives who do not want help

It can be very difficult to watch when one of our loved ones begin to struggle to look after themselves, even more so when they can't see it or refuse help when you offer it. It can be a very sensitive subject for some and therefore it is very important that you approach the conversation cautiously and do not overwhelm them with information or pressure them into it. As a domiciliary care company we truly understand the difficulties of this period and have compiled a list of things to-do to help ...

May 17, 2021

Caring for those with Dementia and understanding Alzheimer's disease

Dementia effects many parts of the body and can have a dramatic effect on a persons ability to communicate if their dementia gets worse. Dementia is the name given to a set of symptoms that are related to a slow decrease in the brains ability to function to its maximum level. Cognitive skills such as problem solving, communication and memory can all be impacted by dementia. The decline in communication skills can be a very frustrating and upsetting time for both the sufferer and their ...

May 10, 2021

Loss of appetite in seniors

A decline in appetite as we age is relatively common as the amount of calories burnt throughout the day reduce and therefore we do not require the same amount of food we used to consume. However, in some cases there can be underlying issues that are causing this lack of appetite that should be looked out for. Here are a selection of the most likely causes of a decrease in appetite and how to combat them: Sedentary lifestyle:  As briefly mentioned above, as we age our ability to move for lo...

May 3, 2021

Best ways to help ease joint/muscle pain and skin irritations

Joint pain: Short term: Joint pain can occur at any age and is a very common issue for people. It can stem from an injury, a lack of exercise leading to stiffness or from medical conditions such as arthritis. The degrees of pain can vary throughout the day and its impact on daily life can vary drastically from person to person. Short term term joint injuries caused by twists and falls can be treated by following the RICE approach. Rest - Take the pressure off the injured joint for up to 72 hour...

April 26, 2021

Tips for Improving Home Safety

If a loved one wants to live at home but are beginning to show signs that they may be struggling to manage with the house in its current state it is worth considering starting to add modifications to the house to make it easier and safer for them to continue completing everyday tasks. The last thing anyone wants is an accident to occur and they have to move into a care home so reducing the risk of this happening is vital. Below are 7 tips on how to improve the accessibility and safety of a home....

April 19, 2021

Keeping the Heart Healthy

According to the British Heart Foundation, 7.6 million people in the UK suffer with a heart or circulatory related disease and 163,000 people a year pass away due to this. Developing and maintaining a strong heart is critical in ensuring a long, healthy life. Luckily as with many other organs and muscles, changing aspects of ones lifestyle can significantly improve the condition of the muscle/organ in question. To begin with there are certain factors that will increase the risk of developing hea...

April 13, 2021

A guide to domiciliary care

What is domiciliary care? Domiciliary care is a care service that is offered to those who wish to continue living in their own home but need assistance with a variety of daily tasks. These can include domestic tasks, personal care, looking after pets and any other actions that enable the client to maintain as much of their independence as possible and keep their quality of life high. Domiciliary care can also acts as a precious source of companionship for the clients who live alone, we understan...

April 6, 2021

Welcome to our updated website

Welcome to our new and improved website. Be sure to have a look around and check out our updated list of services. Also make sure to follow and like us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for regular updates, monthly giveaways and great advice on caring for yourself and your loved ones....

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