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Jan 23, 2023 2 min
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Care Package for Elderly Patients Leaving the Hospital

When elderly patients are discharged from the hospital, they often need help with transitioning back into their home environment. One way to ensure their safe and comfortable transition is by creating a care package filled with helpful items that can…

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Dec 5, 2022 4 min
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Elderly Fall Prevention and Common Causes

Falls in the elderly – causes As we get older, illness, pain and visual problems can increase the risk of trips and falls. Falls can cause injuries but they can also decrease confidence and make your loved one frightened to…

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Dec 1, 2022 2 min
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The best clocks for people living with dementia

Losing track of time is one of the early symptoms of dementia. Whether it’s a missed doctor’s appointment or a frantic phone call about whether they’ve had lunch, losing track of time can be a distressing experience for your loved…

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Nov 30, 2022 3 min
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Rapidly progressive dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. The speed of deterioration differs between individuals. Age, general health and the underlying disease causing brain damage will all affect the pattern of progression. However, for some people…

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Jul 7, 2022 4 min

Home Modification Ideas for The Elderly

As our loved ones get older you may find them complaining about new discomfort that have limited their activity. You may even have noticed the increased difficulty they are facing yourself. There are many home modifications for the elderly that can help making a home more comfortable and safe. We take a look at some key activities that can help.We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 This is not just limited to outdoor activities but also inside one’s own home. Just one flight of stairs can be a challenge for someone with osteoarthritis. Home adaptations are designed to make it safer and easier for your loved ones to stick to their normal daily routine. These can include many changes from technical to physical ones. The smallest change can make the biggest difference for the elderly. Handrails for the elderly…

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Aug 3, 2021 8 min

What to Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Help

6 tips that can help you to cope if an elderly parent refuses help, including different approaches to care, giving back control, and light-touch tech solutions. How to move forward if an elderly parent refuses help The slow realisation that your…

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Apr 4, 2019 3 min
medication management in dementia

Managing medication in dementia

Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service Book call Tell us your care needs A person with dementia may be prescribed medication for their condition, or for other health conditions. Taking on…

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Mar 26, 2019 4 min
Food and drink in dementia

Fluid and diet management in dementia

Poor appetite, problems with food preparation, depression and difficulties with swallowing or chewing can make it a challenge for people with dementia to get the nutrition they need. Weight loss and dehydration can be a problem, especially in advanced disease,…

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Mar 18, 2019 4 min
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Moving from a care home to live-in care

Choosing the right care for a loved one can be a challenge. The choice can seem overwhelming. Dementia, disability, family commitments, or a crisis at home can make a residential facility look like the only option. However, the change in…

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Mar 14, 2019 3 min
Wandering in dementia

Managing wandering in dementia

When an individual with dementia wanders, they’re at risk of accidents, injuries and even death. Wandering is defined as: ‘A tendency to move about either in a seemingly aimless or disoriented fashion, or in pursuit of an indefinable or unobtainable…

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