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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...

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...

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