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14th August 2018

Providing activities for the elderly can be one of the most rewarding roles in a care home. At Barchester, we believe in providing well rounded lives for the residents we care for by providing...

7th August 2018

Whether you are a fan of the classics or like to keep up to date with today’s best sellers, reading is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the words of another world.

Book Lovers Day is an...

31st July 2018

Most of us love the sunshine but staying well in the heat can be difficult for older people. We all want to make the most of the warm weather but how do you stay safe when the temperatures rise?...

25th July 2018

Escaping to the country is a lifetime dream for many. Swapping the sound of busy traffic for the romantic peace and quiet of the countryside can sound idyllic but what's the reality?

The...

17th July 2018

The first day somewhere new is always daunting but what's it like to be the newest person in a care home?

Doing anything for the first time can always be a little scary, especially when it...

10th July 2018

There are a lot of myths surrounding more mature brains, but what's the truth and how can you keep your brain active as you get older?

It's often thought that our brains weaken as we get...

3rd July 2018

The Wimbledon Championships are a fantastic excuse to get sporty with your friends, family and local community.

Sport can bring people of all ages together, and with World Cup fever in...

26th June 2018

Meditation can help people with a range of physical and mental health conditions, with a new study showing it could even help those living with dementia.

Getting a bit of peace and quiet...

19th June 2018

From the Queen and the Royal family to fish 'n' chips, afternoon tea and the seaside, being British means many things to many people. Indeed, our cultural identity often depends on what we were...

12th June 2018

As the country celebrates Carers Week 2018 (11th - 17th June), Barchester Healthcare has thanked its 9,000 carers by sending biscuits and cards to every Barchester care home across the UK. The...

5th June 2018

When you're young, you can barely sleep with excitement in the days (maybe even weeks) leading up to your birthday. But this eagerness to turn another year older seems to fade as we age.

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23rd May 2018

It has often been said that laughter is the best medicine, but is there any truth behind this old saying?

There has been a variety of research conducted on the physical and mental health...

15th May 2018

As May 19th approaches, people across the UK and around the world are looking eagerly towards Buckingham Palace for the latest surrounding Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding.

How Harry Met...
9th May 2018

The internet has changed our lives. From making it possible to video message someone at the other side of the world to being able to answer questions on the spot, the benefits seem endless.

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1st May 2018

Sometimes it can feel like we've lost of our love of the great outdoors. Screens now dominate the lives of many families, meaning they end up spending most of their time inside instead of...

25th April 2018

Barchester recognises the special impact that all our volunteers have on the lives of the people who live in our homes and hospitals. 

Volunteers work alongside paid staff but the role...

18th April 2018

Figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that people find choosing the right care home more stressful than making decisions about their children's school or nursery. Although this may...

10th April 2018

Knowing how to adapt your role in your parents' lives as they age can be a challenging balancing act. They probably spent most of your childhood and young adulthood guiding you to make the best...

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