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Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 00:00

Understanding what drives older people is at the heart of what we do here at Barchester. We think it’s really important to understand what people look to get out of their retirement years. We’ve...

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 - 00:00

A recent study conducted by the Sleep Council reported that a third of Brits get by on just five to six hours sleep a night. This is significantly less than the general rule of thumb of seven to...

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 00:00

Barchester is dedicated to offering various types of extremely high quality care. Among them, dementia care. Many wrongly assume that Alzheimer’s and dementia are interchangeable terms. However,...

Thursday, 9 March, 2017 - 00:00

Enjoying a healthy and happy life is something we all strive for. However, our modern working lifestyles often allow bad habits to form when we’re pushed for time. As we retire and begin to enjoy...

Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 00:00

Sometimes, the best things in life really are free. What’s a good example of this? Hugging! Wrapping your arms around another person, or having them do the same for you feels great. It makes you...

Friday, 24 February, 2017 - 13:19

Age brings intelligence, experience and beauty – as we get older we begin to change what we want from life and our surroundings, so it’s no surprise that in England 43% of over-50s plan to move...

Sunday, 19 February, 2017 - 10:10

Stiffness might be a common sign of old age, however, back pains and general joint problems may appear at every stage of our lives. It is said that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, we...

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 - 00:00

Loneliness is common in people over the age of 65. In fact, 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with friends or family in over a month. Loneliness can be a major factor in reducing...

Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - 10:13

At Barchester we realise that as we grow older a number of challenges begin to face us from all sides and we may find some tasks just aren’t as easy as they once were! We feel that after working...

Saturday, 4 February, 2017 - 14:43

At Barchester, we strive to make life as stimulating and interesting as possible and ensure our residents live happy and fulfilled lives at our care homes. We’re confident we can help every...

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 10:37

When it comes to life’s challenges, younger people often feel as though they are experiencing everything for the first time. While every generation faces new obstacles, the young forget that their...

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 - 12:19

At Barchester, we are committed to helping people make the most out of their lives, making them feel as happy and fulfilled as possible. For this reason, it’s important for us to know what matters...

Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 10:35

One of the scariest parts about growing older can be anticipating loneliness. Sadly, a poll indicates that half a million people above the age of 60 normally spend every day alone. And nearly this...

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 10:21

Even as an older adult, you still require the same amount of sleep as those younger than you, around seven to nine hours per night. Getting enough sleep each night is crucial in staying healthy...

Thursday, 5 January, 2017 - 00:00

At Barchester, we understand that moving into a residential care home can be an emotional experience, both for families and individuals. While it is most definitely a lifestyle change, it doesn’t...

Friday, 30 December, 2016 - 11:41

When thinking of home improvements, things such as painting, small extensions or new furniture often spring to mind. However, as you approach your twilight years it’s important to consider...

Thursday, 22 December, 2016 - 10:43

A balanced diet is crucial way of maintaining health and consequently improving quality of life. People with dementia often experience challenges with eating and drinking well, making it important...

Thursday, 15 December, 2016 - 11:17

Respite care is a short-term stay, often around one to two weeks, in a care home. Respite breaks can be planned or unplanned, in cases of emergency. Often, a respite break is arranged to give a...

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