One in five elderly people living in the community is living with depression. Although there has been some stigma attached to depression in the past, awareness and understanding of the condition has improved over recent years.
Most elderly people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, yet often they are placed in residential care homes when it isn’t really necessary. Fortunately, awareness of the services provided by home care companies is growing.
Every five minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. Even though strokes can happen to anyone at any time of life, most strokes occur in elderly people. Of the 130,000 people who have strokes in England and Wales each year, only 10,000 occur in people under retirement age.
Couples who reach an elderly age together are in a fortunate position and one where the expectation is to be able to enjoy their senior years together, relaxing, enjoying each other’s company and taking pleasure in the pastimes they have always wanted to enjoy.
Whether an elderly person is infirm, struggling with mobility, living with a complex condition such as dementia or simply in need of some company, the services and support of a live in professional carer can make all the difference. It can make a difference to the lives of the friends and family of the person in question, too