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It's time to talk about support for older carers

New Age UK figures show support for older carers is more important than ever; find out how live-in care can provide support in your own home.

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02 August 2018
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Skin care advice for seniors in summer

We've prepared this handy list of skin care advice for seniors to help keep you comfortable and protected throughout the summer months.

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19 July 2018
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6 tips for holidaying with older parents

Holidaying with older parents can be an immensely rewarding experience for everyone involved. With a little bit of pre-planning, you can gather the family together and share an unforgettable trip, whether at home or abroad.

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05 July 2018
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Care home closures keep thousands of older people trapped in hospital

Care home closures are happening at an alarming rate, leaving 3,500 medically fit older people trapped in hospitals across the UK. In this article, we'll take a look at why care homes are closing so rapidly. We'll also explain the importance of helping older people return home as soon as they're physically able.

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28 June 2018
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Wellness Café

A free cafeĢ for older people to enjoy tea, cake, table tennis and social activities.

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20 June 2018
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Thoughtful ways to offer support for family carers

Providing support for family carers can be immensely important; it shows how much you value their efforts and allows them to have a well-deserved break every now and again. To mark Carers Week 2018 and honour the vital work that family carers perform up and down the country, we've prepared this short guide to the ways you can offer them both practical and emotional support.

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14 June 2018
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Elderly vision loss: glaucoma types, tests and treatments

This week marked National Glaucoma Awareness Week, a country-wide initiative that aims to reduce rates of elderly vision loss by raising awareness and funds for new treatments. Organised by the International Glaucoma Association, this year's event called on older people to get checked for dry eye syndrome. This condition affects 50–60% of people with glaucoma, and approximately one in three people over 65 across the country. In honour of this event, we've prepared a short guide to glaucoma types, tests and treatments.

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07 June 2018
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Key ingredients of a 5-star live-in care service

Find out more about the key elements that contribute to a live-in care service rated as 5-star by clients and 'outstanding' by CQC.

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03 May 2018
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8 engaging stroke recovery activities

Use this handy list of engaging stroke recovery activities to make this challenging process as enjoyable and productive as possible.

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26 April 2018
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Less than 5% of research funding spent on developing dementia care techniques

More funding should be directed towards developing dementia care techniques (Alzheimer's Society); exploring new research and The Good Care Group methodology.

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12 April 2018
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Why care continuity is crucial for people with dementia

Enhance your understanding of how care continuity improves quality of life for people with dementia, and how live-in care supports this aim.

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05 April 2018
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5 fantastic ways to spend your evenings as the clocks go forward

Get ideas for active and engaging ways to spend your evenings as the clocks go forward with this list of options specially adapted for older people.

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29 March 2018