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Injured or Hurt as a Result of an Accident: What to do Next

Having an accident at work can be far more serious than you think. Instead of putting you out of commission for a few weeks or a month, your injury could cause long-term damage that will ultimately affect your ability to earn a living. When you are injured at work, there are certain steps you must take immediately afterwards, for two reasons. Firstly, it’s important that others learn from... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide workers offer services to a variety of individuals who need extra assistance. Whether you are recovering from a surgery, have a limiting disability, or need care for a chronic illness, a Home Health Aide may offer an invaluable service to you. Depending on your needs, Home Health Aides are available to help you with day-to-day household support from skilled nursing care to help... ❯❯❯

Driving Tips for Older Drivers

Older drivers are often experienced road users who see their cars as central to their lives. They may have relied on them to get to and from work, to do the weekly shop, and to ferry their children to activities. Later, they may have relied on being able to drive to visit friends and family who have moved away, or to stay involved in the community and attend other events after retirement. Despite... ❯❯❯

Why Care Homes Are Under Increased Scrutiny and What You Can Do About It

Where do we begin? The UK is struggling with a scandal that most average individuals will not understand. Their beloved NHS has been accused of ignoring reports of elder care abuse and issuing gag orders against whistleblowers that prohibit publication of negative opinions on the NHS, its staff, or the scandal. A recent report on Wintercare View care home[1] is just one example of care home abuse,... ❯❯❯

Legal Steps Necessary To Overcome Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence

Nursing homes will continue to play an increasingly important role for future generations. With the elderly population on the rise, the need for nursing homes will only grow. Therefore, rectifying issues of abuse and negligence is imperative to achieve quality care. How Do We Overcome Abuse & Negligence? …….Start With Legal Action: There is no better deterrent to abuse and... ❯❯❯

How to Care for An Elderly Person With Dementia

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are the most widespread and prolific diseases among our older generations. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease – entire memories wiped out and it leaves loved ones unable to care for themselves. In addition, dementia is the sixth leading cause of death and there are millions of people struggling with these diseases. Moreover, scientists... ❯❯❯

Personal Injury Claims Advice & Support for the elderly

If you’re an elderly person who has had an accident that you believe could have been prevented, then there might be a chance that you’d like to talk to a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. Perhaps you had a fall during the winter months on a pavement that wasn’t gritted, or slipped in a shop on a wet surface that had no warning signs around it. With all the different TV... ❯❯❯

Alone? Worried? Help is at hand

‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ the saying goes. It is something of pride that no one should violate. Unfortunately, safety is a problem for everyone in the modern day, but it is essential that you keep things in perspective. It is something that television crime programmes stress at the end of each broadcast. Programmes highlight bad news, and the media seems to report... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Reducing the Costs of Elder Care

As your parents head into retirement and their twilight years, you’re inevitably going to have to step in and offer some help in their day-to-day care. Even the most independent seniors need a bit of assistance, and if they have any sort of medical issue you’ll be shocked at how quickly the expenses will pile up. No one wants to see their parents uncomfortable or suffering, so clearly... ❯❯❯

Understanding Presbyopia

As we enter middle age, the unfortunate signs of getting older start to become more obvious. In addition to the occasional grey hair and the odd wrinkle here and there, our eyesight may start to deteriorate too, meaning blurry vision and lack of focus. This all too common problem is known as presbyopia and according to the National Eye Institute anyone over the age of 35 is at risk. It... ❯❯❯