Weighted Blankets For The Elderly

Weighted Blankets For The Elderly

As we age sleep patterns may change, and you may find you have difficulty staying asleep. Poor sleep patterns can contribute to many problems and lead to a reduced quality of life. Research suggests that weighted blankets may benefit the elderly in a variety of ways....
What Is A Care Needs Assessment?

What Is A Care Needs Assessment?

There may come a time when you start to recognise that a friend, relative, or perhaps yourself, needs some extra help or support in daily life. But you’ve no idea where to turn. In most cases, the first requirement is a care needs assessment. Here we will discuss what...
What Is Respite Care?

What Is Respite Care?

Caring for a loved one is a full-time, round-the-clock job. Family carers are often unpaid and juggling other responsibilities such as their home, family and, in many cases, a full-time job. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but also very challenging. It’s...
Spotting And Managing Dehydration In The Elderly 

Spotting And Managing Dehydration In The Elderly 

Dehydration affects the elderly more rapidly and more profoundly than it does younger people whether they live independently or in a care home, so it’s important to recognise and treat signs of dehydration as soon as possible.   Here we will discuss the...
Loneliness In The Elderly And How To Prevent It

Loneliness In The Elderly And How To Prevent It

As more and more research proves how detrimental loneliness is to a person’s health, the number of people experiencing loneliness is rising. This is especially true for older adults and the elderly.  But we can combat loneliness and its negative impact on the...
Preventing Falls In The Elderly

Preventing Falls In The Elderly

More than 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 experience a fall each year. Unfortunately, in older adults, a fall can lead to broken bones, a hospital stay and can be the start of more serious problems. Falls can be a serious threat to the quality of life of older...