ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE There are certain things in life that are inevitable, particularly that we all change with time. But how do you cope with that? The five core areas of ‘activities of daily living’ (ADL s)are: –        Personal hygiene –        Dressing –        Eating –        Maintaining continence –        Transferring/mobility Therefore, the majority centre round …


The importance of honouring a loved ones funeral wishes

The importance of honouring a loved ones funeral wishes Dealing with a loss is hard but for many a funeral can offer comfort as it is be seen as giving us the opportunity to say our final goodbyes and celebrate a loved one’s life. In many cases, the deceased would have provided a will or …



SUPPORT WHEN (AND WHERE!) YOU MOST NEED IT Did you know using the bathroom is one of the most potentially dangerous activities we do in daily life? Figures indicate that more accidents and falls ‘on the level’ happen in the bathroom- getting in, out of the bath, shower, and on and off the toilet- than …


Driving as an older adult

Driving as an older adult Driving over the age of 70 can be crucial for maintaining independence, social links and attending medical appointments. In terms of a driving licence, once you reach 70, you are required to renew your licence every 3 years. It’s free to do this and if you fail to renew, you …


Spending Power – Does accessibility to a toilet determine where you go out?

Spending Power – Does accessibility to a toilet determine where you go out? How much is your ability to find suitable toilets away from home an influencing factor on when, and where, you go? A new survey has highlighted that, if you or someone you care for has a limitation, the answer to that question is …


15 things to do with the elderly in London if you are a live in carer

15 things to do with the elderly in London if you are a live in carer If you are looking for information and guidance on finding a Live in Carer in the London area, our site provides independent guidance on how to choose a carer.  You can click here to find a care agency. As …


Home Care Agencies in Leeds

Home Care Agencies in Leeds What is Home Care In this article we will look at how you choose a home care agency or provider in Leeds. Home Care is a service that allows an individual who has special needs to stay at home while getting assistance from a professional caregiver. It is also referred …

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Live in Care Agencies in Reading

Live-in Care in Reading Live in care is becoming a popular alternative to moving into a care home for those living in Reading, Wokingham, Slough and the wider Berkshire area. There are a number of reasons why it is a more attractive option, though it may not be for everyone. In this guide, we will …

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‘GO’ AND TAKE CONTROL Blog by Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Closomat, looks at the more intimate issues of continence. Do you or someone you care for have bladder and/or bowel problems? The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of urinary incontinence. Studies suggest that in the UK “major faecal incontinence” affects …


Considering A Career in Care?

Considering A Career in Care Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to expect during the recruitment process for a dream job in care? We can’t give you all the answers but Jess Lombard, Recruitment Advisor for Bupa Care Services is here to give you the inside scoop on the process and will even throw …



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