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8 low cost activities for the elderly



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



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



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



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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How Live-In Carers Make Your Life More Comfortable



How Live-In Carers Make Your Life More Comfortable Like everyone, you want to stay at home for as long as possible. This is becoming more and more possible thanks to a combination in the rise of live-in care programs in the UK and improvements in mobility technology. Only a generation ago the only options for …

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ADAPTING TO THE INEVITABLE



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 …

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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 …

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SUPPORT WHEN (AND WHERE!) YOU MOST NEED IT



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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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