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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...

3rd October 2017

Because the terms are often used interchangeably, there's a lot of confusion about the difference between a nursing home and a care home. But if you need to look into elderly care for your partner...

9th September 2017

Being prepared is the key to being successful in every field – be it athleticism, science, business or even tomato picking. As parents age, it becomes their adult children’s job to assume...

7th September 2017

By October, temperatures in Britain have already started to creep down – and by the end of November it’s difficult to remember the last time we couldn’t see our breath in condensation. By December...

4th September 2017

No matter how positive or cheery someone is, the aging process can often be a source of a bad mood and as we reach our twilight years it’s easier to feel disgruntled and even a little more grumpy...

30th August 2017

It’s been a few months now since Theresa May’s Snap Election on June 8th, meaning we’ve had time to come together and forget about the Tory/Labour divide that runs through a number of families and...

28th August 2017

There’s a multitude of reasons why you should keep your teeth in good shape – aside from the obvious benefits such as keeping tooth decay and gum disease at bay, and maintaining confidence and...

27th August 2017

For many older people, national holidays can be a time of loneliness – often serving as a reminder of times past or how little social contact they now have. Loneliness can have a profound effect...

25th August 2017

The number of people reaching the age of 100 has quadrupled in the past 30 years, with 1 in 4 now expected to join the exclusive centenarian club and the Queen’s team of telegram senders expanding...

22nd August 2017

A number of factors contribute to quality of life; physical activity, maintaining independence, financial security, but perhaps the most paramount – social engagement. Whether your loved ones are...

20th August 2017

It's easy to become more sedentary with age, as there are multiple factors that can limit our amount of activity - stiffness, weight issues or even the fear of falling. Exercising becomes more and...

18th August 2017

For hearing impaired family members, normal conversations can be a bit of a challenge, but parties or large gatherings can be almost impossible and very frustrating. Multiple voices and accents in...

16th August 2017

Everyone has the occasional moment in which they forget a familiar name during a conversation or can’t remember why they have walked into another room. Whilst lapses in memory can occur throughout...

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