Choosing a care home can be extremely difficult. The home must have everything you or your relative needs, in the right location at an affordable price. It needs to be a care home where the resident can still do the things that matter to them, where they have choice and control and where their emotional needs are valued and their rights are upheld.
Falls are a serious problem for older adults, often leading to injury, hospital admissions and in some cases, long-term health conditions. Indeed, 1 in 3 of adults over 65 living at home will have at least one fall a year. In this short introductory guide, we’ll cover the main reasons for falls and how best to reduce the common risk factors that can lead to an accident.
As we get older it can often be difficult to do the activities we once enjoyed. Whether due to illness or immobility, this can impact on our quality of life. Luckily there are many other alternative options to remain engaged in daily life. Whether you’re someone affected by health issues or care for someone who is, this article should provide ideas for individual and group activities for the elderly.
It may seem obvious that there’s a link between happiness and health. And yet, it’s not always clear what that link is and how to strengthen it. Knowing how to maximise our health and wellbeing are fundamental to enjoying a good quality of life. So whether you work in care, receive support or simply want to help a loved one, click here to discover more.