The fear of losing their independence is one of the major concerns for people as they approach their senior years. A 2010 survey of senior citizens carried out by the Disabled Living Foundation revealed that almost half the people
The prospect of paying for long term care can be worrying and confusing. However, you can be reassured by the fact that there are various financing options available: indeed, thousands of individuals in many different situations have
It is an unfortunate fact that falling is a natural part of ageing. According to the charity Age UK, around 30% of people over 65 and 50% of people over 80 will have a fall each year. Such is the preponderance of falling amongst the elderly.
When you are in the process of choosing which live in care provider you will use (either for yourself or for a relative), it is important to understand the level of training received by your professional carer and the relevant qualifications they hold.
National Carers Week takes place in June every year – the 2011 dates were 13th-19th June. The event is designed to support the six million people in the UK who provide care at home for elderly and disabled people, and is a partnership of
End of life care helps many elderly people through their final days. In simple terms, end of life care means the care, treatment and support that is provided to help someone to live as well as possible before they die.
Dementia is usually associated with old age, but onset can be from early middle age. In the UK, some 10% of individuals aged 70 and over, and 20% of people aged 80 and above, are living with dementia. It’s a condition that is experienced all
One of the key symptoms of dementia is its impact on an individual’s memory. The short-term memory becomes less and less effective whilst, at least for some time, the long-term memory works extremely well.
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.
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