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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...

29th October 2016

When the temperature drops, it is time for you to prepare a hearty and hot meal that will not only keep you warm, but it will also load your body with all the nutrients you need during winter and...

22nd October 2016

If you have decided that a beloved member of your family needs 24hour care and support, but your are not sure how to choose the best care home, then this guide is just for you. Here are 5 good...

14th October 2016

Alcohol is found in beverages such as wine, spirit and beer and around Christmas time, it is found in more and more foods such as Christmas cake, pudding and occasionally boozy mince pies. Many...

8th October 2016

Everybody looks forward to Christmas at Barchester Care Homes and there is absolutely nothing we like more than buying presents. It is the season of giving and it is only around the corner. This...

2nd October 2016

The winter months often associated with snow are an exciting time in our Care Homes, however, cold weather is also linked to an increase in accidents and illness. For this reason, it is essential...

27th September 2016

What kind of effect does taking care of your grandchildren have on your health? Nowadays with many more mothers being in the workforce, and with many more single parent families, grandparents face...

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