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May 14

Older People With Moderate Needs Waiting Longer For Care

Matthew

Older people with what are termed ‘moderate needs’ – such as those who could be at risk of a fall or of becoming malnourished – are waiting too long to receive the care and support they need. The Independent highlighted the findings of a report by the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC), which stated that […]

May 02

Empty Nesters Improving Homes Rather Than Moving

Matthew

More and more people are choosing to stay put when their children move out of home rather than downsizing. That’s the finding of a survey by Lloyds Bank, which revealed that 45 per cent of empty nesters in the UK are not intending to move, but instead plan to stay where they are and make […]

Apr 26

How To Design A Home That Adapts As You Age

Matthew

With people moving home less frequently than in the past there is a need for properties that can adapt as we age, ensuring that we’re able to continue living in the same homes well into our old age. The Daily Mail has highlighted an exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, which explores […]

Apr 18

Britain’s Pain Hotspots Revealed

Matthew

When you suffer from joint, back or neck pain, then everyday tasks can be a real problem – meaning installing an easy access shower could make a huge difference to your day to day life. You may have examined all the reasons why you suffer such pain, but have you ever considered that your location […]

Apr 17

Number Of Carers Of The Elderly ‘To Jump To 6.6m By 2023’

Matthew

There could be as many as four million people caring for an elderly loved one up to eight hours a week in the UK, with this figure set to grow to 6.6 million in the next five years. This is according to a survey by home insurance provider Neos, reported in the Daily Express, which […]

Apr 04

Sport England Launches Campaign To Keep Elderly Active

Matthew

More elderly people might start improving their health, strength, flexibility and activity levels due to a campaign Sport England has launched to help the over-55s stay fit for longer. The group has unveiled its Active Ageing fund to encourage elderly people to get moving, so they can prevent illness till later in life. The Telegraph […]

Mar 26

‘Don’t Put Style Before Safety’ In the Home

Matthew

Many people might put off having a walk-in shower bath installed because they are worried it might not look good in their home, but these days there is plenty of choice to suit all tastes. There is no excuse to put style before safety, which US website The Daily Commercial says is responsible for many […]

Mar 21

Many Dementia Patients Wait Years For Diagnosis

Matthew

There is a huge disparity between the care of dementia sufferers around the country, with people in some areas having to wait years to be given a diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Society revealed research that looked at dementia detection across England and found many GPs are reluctant to give elderly people a label and, therefore, fail […]

Mar 01

Advice On Exercise For Arthritis Sufferers

Matthew

Arthritis can be a debilitating condition that can make it difficult to do even basic daily tasks when it becomes severe. However, doing certain exercise can help alleviate symptoms and make it easier to live an independent life for longer. The Express has highlighted advice about the best exercise to do if you suffer from […]

Feb 23

Advice On Designing Accessible Bathrooms Offered

Matthew

If you’re considering carrying out a bathroom redesign this year, there are a number of elements you should think about to ensure it’s future-proof. Among them is to ensure that it’s an accessible space. An article in the Telegraph has offered some suggestions on how best to go about this without compromising on style. One […]

Feb 15

MPs Call For Govt To Address Elderly Housing Problems

Matthew

More help should be given to elderly people in the UK so they can adapt their homes to suit their changing needs and reduce the number moving into residential care, MPs have urged in a new report. The Communities and Local Government Committee’s Housing For Older People document highlighted the problems faced by the ageing […]

Feb 10

British Red Cross Criticises Elderly Care

Matthew

Small walk in baths are just some of the many ways in which people can maintain more independence at home as they get older. This is important for many people, and can actually benefit the mental health of some too. It is also not a great time to be entering social care as the NHS […]

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