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Three ways technology can help in the fight against falls

In our last post we talked about how falls are common but can be prevented with some simple interventions (click here to read that post). In this post we will discuss 3 ways in which technology may also be used to combat falls in the not-so-distant future. Wearable technologies Wearable technologies are a rapidly growing area. Wearable… Continue reading

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Nutrition for older adults

Your diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. As you get older, nutrition is increasingly important to health, and consequently quality of life. The longer you can be mobile, physically fit and mentally healthy, the longer you can enjoy retirement. We recommend dietary options which may prevent the common causes of declining health… Continue reading

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How to help uncover a happier life for a hoarder

The problem with hoarding is you can only see the clutter. Yet when hoarding becomes a problem, what lies beneath is a deeply troubled mind. If you care for a relative at home and they’re – quite literally – in a mess, here’s how you can help. Recognise a hoarding problem We have the potential to… Continue reading

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Health apps for older adults

You want to know your relative is safe and well. Even with an appropriate home care plan, there will undoubtedly be times when they’re alone. For greater peace of mind as a carer, try some of these apps to help you feel better connected. A medical condition, a recent fall, or memory problem are all… Continue reading

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Online devices for an older person

Have you thought about getting an older adult online? Apps aren’t only for the young. They educate and entertain people of all ages. If you ever worry about how much time your loved one spends on their own or if they’re bored, these apps could help ease your mind. You don’t have to be tech… Continue reading

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What does 2017 hold for social care

Perhaps 2016 will be remembered as the year the UK social care services reached crisis point. The headlines were bleak: significant funding gaps in community services for older people, which could increase to £2.6bn by 2020; delays in dischargingmedically fit patients from hospital; regular breaches of safe hospital bed occupancy levels; a misalignment between government and the health and care sectors. This… Continue reading

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Top tips for recruiting the care workers of tomorrow

It’s no secret that the care sector is in urgent need of care workers; the industry has an above average turnover rate, with 32% of registered nurses and 27% of care workers leaving their roles in 2015-2016, compared to a national average in other professions of 15%. To put this into perspective, 900 care workers… Continue reading

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10 ways to help an over-tired loved one get more sleep

Older people need around eight to ten hours of sleep every night. If your relative seems to be falling asleep earlier than usual or gets up at the crack of dawn, don’t be too concerned – sleep patterns change as we get older, but they should still get more than seven hours. If your loved one… Continue reading

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Men’s sheds: Making friends and pursuing practical interests

If an Englishman’s home is his castle, his shed surely must be his inner sanctum. Now this sanctuary has become a shared space for men to come together to make friends and do practical activities. Men’s Sheds is an organisation aiming to target loneliness among the male population. Loneliness is becoming an increasingly recognised problem across the… Continue reading