Category Archives: My Care My Home

Laughter the best medicine

Sometimes when life seems a bit bleak there doesn’t seem much to laugh about but if something can be found to laugh at, there are many benefits. The benefits are wide ranging covering the physical, mental and social sides of life. Many elderly or isolated people will be given a real boost if some way… read full article

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Depression in the elderly

People who have weathered life’s experiences through the war years, managing austerity and sometimes homelessness or unemployment are strong and resilient, so it often comes as a bit of a shock to realise that they are no longer coping with life once like they used to. They could be suffering from depression – which is… read full article

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Maintaining a standard of care

When a relative of yours needs extra care you are suddenly catapulted into an industry that maybe you had never taken an interest in before. The world of carers, residential homes and sheltered housing is probably something that you only read about in newspapers or saw on television. Of course the ones which receive publicity… read full article

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Confused by the cost of care?

When an older person realises that they need extra help it may be very upsetting, and compounded by the fear of whether they can afford it, it becomes a stress that is difficult to handle. Finance may have been handled by a partner who is no longer able to do so, and the unfamiliar world… read full article

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Choosing Suitable Care

It’s usually when you reach the point of needing to act on an older person’s behalf, to find appropriate accommodation and care, that you realise just how confusing the system is. It is understandable that you might feel frustrated and perhaps even angry, because you have a heavy responsibility. You have to act in the… read full article

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The older driver

Many people act as carers for their ageing parent, and watch helplessly as their bodies age, eyesight is compromised, their spatial awareness becomes poor, and their reactions slow. One of the major areas which becomes a problem is if they are still in the driving seat. Any suggestion that they stop driving may be met… read full article

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Appropriate Care

Health care has tended to focus its concern on the working population and children, rather than older citizens. Because of this emphasis, many older people feel side-lined and isolated and do not receive the care that they should. It is thought that by 2030, one person in five will be over 65. If more care… read full article

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Hospital to Home

It’s difficult enough facing surgery or a stay in hospital. It’s stressful at the best of times, but when you are not sure how you are going to cope when you get home that makes the anticipation of your treatment an even bigger issue. You may live alone and usually you don’t experience any problems… read full article

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Older Carers

Age UK and Carers UK recently released figures which indicated the steep rise in the numbers of older people acting as carers, which is impacting on their own personal health as they struggle to cope. In the last ten years, the number of carers aged over 65 has risen by 25% to a record number… read full article

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Extra care apartments

Extra care apartments provide security for many older people, and usually take the form of specially designed bungalows, flats or terrace houses which provide on-site care cover twenty four hours a day. Many older people fear moving from their current home to an extra care apartment for very basic reasons, but realise that it is… read full article

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