Category Archives: Retirement Village

Extra Care Apartments

Another option for making later life safer and happier, is to move into an extra care (or sometimes known as “supported living”) apartments, where you still have your own home, with privacy and independence, but with the security of having care support close at hand, should you need it. Usually flats or terraced bungalows, extra… read full article

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Increase in Search for Care Homes after Christmas

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Research has shown that there is a 40% increase in numbers of elderly people being put into care homes following the Christmas period. Reasons for this surge may be related to family members who are not in regular contact with elderly relatives realising the extent of their needs and infirmity while spending time with them… read full article

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Finding the Right Elderly Care Routine

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Routine is an important part of anyone’s life, but finding the right routine can be essential for elderly people living in care homes or receiving domiciliary care (in their own home) to feel comfortable and independent. The transition to receiving professional care as an older person can be challenging, emotional, and sometimes confusing. If your… read full article

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EAC National Housing for Older People Award Winners!

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Richard Perry, business consultant at My Care My Home, was delighted to present awards at the 2013 EAC National Housing for Older People awards ceremony on the 24th of September. The event was held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham and was a great success, with an audience of over 150 elderly housing providers,… read full article

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The National Children & Adult Services Conference and Exhibition 2013

The National Children & Adults Services Conference and Exhibition 2013 will be running between the 16th and 18th of October in Harrogate, so come and visit My Care My Home’s stand to find out more about care services and choices for elderly people in the UK. The conference will be held at the Harrogate International… read full article

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The EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2013

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Join My Care My Home on the 24th of September for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2013 in Birmingham, where we will be exhibiting as well as sponsoring and awarding the prize for the”Best Housing for Later Life 45-59 Units” winner. The National Housing for Older People awards celebrate the very best… read full article

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New Training Certificate Recommended for Healthcare Assistants and Care Support Workers

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A new “certificate of fundamental care” has been proposed by an independent review in order to better train healthcare assistants and care support workers in the daily care of the elderly and infirm. Tasks such as washing, dressing and feeding will be covered in the new training regime for care assistants working in hospitals, care… read full article

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Protecting the Elderly from Crime in the Home

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For elderly people living in their own homes, crime can be a concern, especially when they are living alone or do not receive round-the-clock care. There are several ways to make an elderly person’s house more secure and minimise the risk of crime which will also help the individual to feel safer and more confident… read full article

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Why Independence is an Important Part of Elderly Care

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Anyone receiving care and support will value independence highly, as it brings with it dignity, control, self-esteem, and fulfilment. When caring for an elderly person, whether at home or in a care facility such as an assisted living apartment or nursing home, independence is key to ensuring happiness and quality of life. When independence is… read full article

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Changes to Adult Care Expenditure in Herefordshire

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Herefordshire Council’s plans for reducing adult social care expenditure include adjusting the price paid to residential and nursing home providers to save £467,000 per year. The proposal would come into effect from the 1st of January 2014 and simplifies the price banding for social care for older people in Herefordshire to two rates: one for… read full article

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