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May 18

21st

Positive Activities For Dementia Residents

People who have been diagnosed with dementia can be helped to enjoy a better quality of life if they engage in activities they enjoy and that will keep them engaged with others. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, but other types can have similar effects on a person’s cognitive abilities and cause … Continue reading

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May 18

14th

Discussing Care Needs With Your Loved One

Discussing care needs with an elderly loved one is never easy. None of us like to think that we are unable to cope in our own homes, and as we age we are likely to become increasingly resistant to anyone trying to convince us that we need help. For an older person who may become … Continue reading

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May 18

7th

Coping With Alzheimer’s Residents Wanting To Go Home

One of the most challenging aspects of coping with Alzheimer’s residents is knowing how to respond when they repeatedly say “I want to go home”. A better understanding of the reasons they feel like this and what they are really asking for can help carers to react appropriately to defuse what could become a difficult … Continue reading

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Apr 18

30th

10 Common Aging Difficulties and How To Handle Them

Elderly people can become prone to outbursts of behaviour that cause distress or embarrassment to their relatives and carers. Sometimes this is just due to the person’s temperament, but such behaviour may be an indication of some common ageing difficulties, such as dementia, urinary tract infections or even depression. Here are ten of the most … Continue reading

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Apr 18

26th

5 Important Things To Know Before Choosing A Care Home

Aside from the need to arm yourself with a list of important questions to ask when choosing between care homes, there are other important things that you need to know if you are to find your way through the process with the minimum of fuss. Here are five key things that you need to know … Continue reading

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Apr 18

24th

Alpacas Become Latest Therapy Animals in Care Homes

Alpacas are famous for their gentleness, and that has been put to therapeutic use recently, with alpacas visiting nursing homes on the south coast and in Scotland to brighten up the day for care home residents with dementia and other disabilities. There’s something about an alpaca that just makes you want to smile, and pictures … Continue reading

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Apr 18

17th

Advice For Preventing Falls In Care Homes

Falls are common among older people and can lead to distress, anxiety and loss of independence. Figures from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggest that older people living in a care home are three times more likely to experience a fall than those living at home. This is because many residents … Continue reading

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Apr 18

8th

Important Questions To Ask When Visiting A Care Home

Choosing a care home is a big decision, making it essential that you find out all of the facts that you need to make an informed choice. This is why it can be useful to have a clear idea of the questions you want to know the answer to before you visit your choice of … Continue reading

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Mar 18

26th

Our Care Services

Our West Sussex care services include two care homes providing both residential and nursing care. This means that whatever the person’s individual needs, we can provide the care they require. This applies even when their care needs increase and makes it possible for a couple to stay together, even if they need a different level … Continue reading

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Mar 18

19th

Improving Residents Health With Animals

Fluffy ducklings are anything but ugly, according to a group of care home residents on the outskirts of Manchester. Inspired by research that shows how interaction with pets is improving residents’ health, staff hatched a plan. In fact, they hatched five cute and cuddly ducklings thanks to an innovative company called Incredible Eggs, which provided … Continue reading

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