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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...

22nd September 2016

Summer always goes fast and the season quickly changes. Autumn is just around the corner and you might start to feel a bit moody and tired when the weather gets colder and darker. Truth is you...

15th September 2016

There are times during the autumn and winter that many people suffer from various illnesses. The cold and sudden change of weather makes our immune system more vulnerable. Being in crowded places...

9th September 2016

When the weather is not appropriate for a lovely outdoor walk and you spend a lot of time indoors, it can become a bit monotonous and boring. That’s why we, at Barchester care homes, have come up...

3rd September 2016

Water is one of the most important components of our bodies. It is responsible for the normal function of vital organs, the balance of fluids, maintaining body temperature, protecting our heart...

29th August 2016

As we get older, we all struggle with the occasional “senior moment” where we forget something that we know is locked somewhere within our brains. It is believed that our brain is so powerful they...

23rd August 2016

As we get older it can be more difficult to do the same sort of exercise we did when we were younger.   Long runs and gymnastics might be lots of fun but dodgy knees and arthritis might start to...

16th August 2016

Sugar, especially refined sugar can have a negative effect on your health. 

Eating sugar is something that most of us do on a daily basis.  Whether it’s a cup of tea with a spoon or two of...

3rd August 2016

We have put together a list of 5 day trips across the UK that are great for you to take your elderly relative on.

Southern England | Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, West Sussex

The...

29th July 2016

Gardening is a great activity for those later in life as it can have many health benefits and is a great therapeutic activity. Gardening equipment and tools can be used to make an...

25th July 2016

Television in the past has received many critics but a recent study conducted by Professor June Andrews of Stirling University shows that people affected by dementia can benefit from...

22nd July 2016

Preventing falls in your home is far easier than you may think and by making some simple changes to your home and doing exercise to improve your strength and balance you can make a big difference...

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