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20th February 2018

We all know how important it is to stay active, especially as we get older, but this can be much more difficult when the weather turns colder.

With the dark nights and plummeting...

13th February 2018

Being young and in love is often romanticised on television and in film, but relationships are perhaps even more important as we get older. People often overlook the elderly when they think of...

6th February 2018

Unless you've had to go through the process, you're unlikely to know what a Power of Attorney is, and even less likely to understand when you might need it.

Like wills, care preferences...

30th January 2018

With the indulgence and excess of Christmas and the festive season behind us, personal changes to health and wellbeing begin again with a fresh start. Decisions on self-improvement and lifestyle...

23rd January 2018

Technology has already changed the lives of most people over the past couple of decades, but how will it continue? With technology constantly evolving, it's almost impossible to predict what the...

16th January 2018

Whether you're the generation that grew up with technology, or you're still struggling to get your head around it, more and more of us are finding ways to use tech to our advantage.

Though...

8th January 2018

If you've ever had a pet, you probably know the happiness a dog can bring you when it greets you at the door or a cat when it settles on your lap, but can animals offer more than just a smile? Are...

15th December 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are reminded of how important food can be for bringing people together. All around the country, people are counting down the days until all of...

8th December 2017

Christmas is a special time of year, when most people want to be surrounded by those they love the most. However, this isn't always possible to see your family due to various reasons.

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6th December 2017

Understanding what you need from a care or nursing home can help make the decision much easier. This can be a little more complicated if you're looking for someone else, as you need to make sure...

2nd December 2017

Deciding when additional care support is needed for your elderly parents is one of the most difficult decisions you will need to make. Not only is there the emotional side of helping them see the...

24th November 2017

Often when you walk into a room, you simply get a feeling of whether you like it or not. This may be down to the layout, colour or the amount of light, but this initial feeling can have a big...

15th November 2017

Whether you have grandchildren, children or are just involved in the community, many people know the happiness that little ones can bring at times. But what role can they play in elderly care?...

8th November 2017

We all know that happy feeling you get when your favourite song comes on or you hit the dance floor with your friends. But have you ever thought about its role in elderly care?

Dancing and...

31st October 2017

If you have elderly parents, the idea of talking to them about what happens when they need more support may seem like a nightmare. However, it's a key part of finding the right care solution for...

25th October 2017

If you have elderly relatives, this time of year can be a worrying one. Colder temperatures and shorter hours of daylight mean your older parents or loved ones can be particularly vulnerable to...

24th October 2017

We can’t predict what will happen in the future, however preparing where possible is always a great idea. The human body isn’t built to last and begins to change with the passage of time, but if...

17th October 2017

Working in a care home or nursing home can be one of the most rewarding jobs you'll ever have. At Barchester, we believe encouraging our clients to be as active as possible is a key part of...

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