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ADAPTING TO SUIT EVERYONE


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ADAPTING TO SUIT EVERYONE We are creatures of habit. Many of us resist change (although we may like it if we deign to give it a try!). We like the familiar. Certainly, if for whatever reason we find ourselves less able or mobile, whatever our age, we still want where we live to feel like …

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ADDRESSING THE BIG ISSUE IN INTIMATE CARE


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ADDRESSING THE BIG ISSUE IN INTIMATE CARE If you are a larger person, one issue rarely addressed, but which is probably more of an issue than you care to admit, is that of using the WC. The focus when weight is discussed is on one’s health. Wellbeing is not often considered. Going to the toilet …

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse in a Care Home


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A Day in the Life of a Nurse in a Care Home If you’ve ever considered a Nursing career in care but wanted to know more about what’s involved day to day, then this is the blog for you. There are a lot of misconceptions about working as a Nurse in a care home and …

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Playing Video Games Could Stave Off Alzheimer’s


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You can stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by enjoying some of the active video games so popular with the youngsters. So says new research into this activity and the disease. According to scientists, games that involve you getting physical exercise, like those available for Xbox Kinect and the Wii boost your brain as …

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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia


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5 Things You Should Know About Dementia Dementia is very often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They are not the same, though. Dementia is a term that describes a set of symptoms out of which memory loss is the most common one. It is not a disease, but rather a condition that affects the way people …

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What to expect as a first-time family caregiver


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What to expect as a first-time family caregiver Every single day, another 6000 people become carers for a loved one, with over 1 million people caring for more than one person at a time. For a lot of us, family is our first priority, which may be one reason why so many people choose to …

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8 low cost activities for the elderly


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8 low-cost activities for the elderly. Looking for fun, engaging activities for seniors that won’t break the bank? The cost of aging isn’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean your fun can’t be! Check out these 8 inexpensive activities for seniors: 1 – Digital games: Free apps that let seniors play their favorite games like Scrabble, …

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A day in the life of an Activity Co-ordinator


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A Day in the Life of an Activity Co-ordinator Ever seen an advert for an Activity Co-ordinator at one of our Care Homes and wanted to know more about what that really meant? What’s involved and what it’s really like to work in that role? Look no further, we’ve compiled all these answers for you.  …

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COUNTING THE COST OF CARE


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COUNTING THE COST OF CARE How do you quantify or qualify the cost of care? Do you look at the £, the financial outlay to contract carers to help? What about if it is a member of the family, a partner providing the care- what about the cost of their time, possibly their loss of …

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Disabled Living Foundation’s volunteer programme making an impact


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Disabled Living Foundation’s volunteer programme making an impact Many of us know what it is to be older, or to have a disability, because it has happened to us or to someone close to us. But not everyone knows about the huge range of daily living aids available that help people live independently in their …

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