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15th February 2017

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...

9th February 2017

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...

4th February 2017

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...

30th January 2017

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...

24th January 2017

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...

16th January 2017

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...

10th January 2017

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...

5th January 2017

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...

30th December 2016

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...

22nd December 2016

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...

15th December 2016

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...

10th December 2016

Life in a residential care home can be just as fulfilling as independent living, if not more so. Our tips help you make the most out of your residential care home experience.

Make the move...
3rd December 2016

The British Film Institute’s latest report highlights that those aged 55 and above make up 12.5% of all cinema goers in the UK. This proves that watching films continues to be an enjoyable pastime...

30th November 2016

If you’re having any safety concerns when an older relative comes to visit or about older people living in the house, we at Barchester want to help you make your home more accessible for them. It...

25th November 2016

Growing old is usually associated with people all around you saying that you can have less of this and that. Although this may be true in some cases, there are a few exceptions. Smoothies, unlike...

16th November 2016

As you age it is important to prevent health risks and promote older people’s social, mental and physical health.  Governments should be putting effort into the wellbeing and quality of life of...

10th November 2016

Not many people look forward to ageing, but there is actually something positive about every age. Of course there is a reason why people call old age ‘the golden years’. The best thing is that you...

3rd November 2016

Most countries invest a lot of time and effort into the wellbeing of children, students and adults, yet often neglect an important part of every society, older people. Countries that have...

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