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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 you’ll do... ❯❯❯

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 is... ❯❯❯

Used WAVs Provide The Reliability Of A Car That People Need

There is no doubt that owning a car or having access to one is a part of life that many people take for granted. A car can provide freedom for people or it can help to ensure that the monotonous tasks of everyday life are so much easier. No matter the reason a person has for wanting to have access a car, there is no doubt that a car can help to make life a lot easier. This is the case for... ❯❯❯

Choosing the Right Mobility Aids

If you’re having difficulty getting from A to B, then there are hundreds of mobility aids out there to help you. They can help you so that you are safe and don’t hurt yourself when you’re on the move. However, there are a vast range of different type of mobility aids and then different types within them too. So choosing the right one for you can be difficult. Your physical capabilities should be... ❯❯❯

Retaining Independence As An Aging Senior

Have your children showed signs of worry in regards to your well-being as an aging senior? The frustration on your end can be understandable; retaining your independence is an extremely important aspect in regards to your happiness and quality of life. However, finding yourself missing out on important moments in your children and grandchildren’s lives because of lack of mobility or memory loss... ❯❯❯

Dementia service launched

More help for people with dementia in Lancashire’s communities is to be made available by a leading home care company, as it unveils a dedicated dementia service. Lytham and Preston based Caring Hands Homecare has launched Dementia Plus as Prime Minister David Cameron ramps up efforts to tackle what he calls a national crisis and “shockingly low” awareness of the disease. Around 17,600 people... ❯❯❯

Drug Abuse Treatment Options for Seniors

With advanced age comes a host of nagging physical ailments and an overall lessening of energy and mental acuity. But your golden years are supposed to be the time when you enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of labors. Hopefully you’re surrounded by friends and family, with enough money in a pension and savings account to see you through the rest of your life without much stress. While senior... ❯❯❯

How to Keep Seniors Safe and Cool in the Summer Heat

“Fun in the sun”. It’s something that we all like to have during the summer months, but when it comes to seniors, the heat is not always as kind to them as we would probably like. As a matter of fact, there are many studies which indicate that the older a person becomes, the harder it is for their body to properly adjust to extremely hot temperatures. And, as the body is unable to naturally cool... ❯❯❯

Why Retirement Villages Can Make You Live Longer

Making the decision to move into a retirement village, or move a friend or family member, is a very important one, and there are a number of things to consider. Not only are there long term financial commitments involved, but there are also personal commitments too that need to be assessed before you make your choice. Investing in a retirement village is a lot different to buying a home, and... ❯❯❯

How to Select an In-Home Nurse for Your Aging Parent

Virtually all of us will face a time in our lives when we’ll have an aging parent and we’ll need to make some pretty tough decisions on what needs to be done in order to provide them with the best kind of care. If you’re currently going through this very thing and you’ve been thinking more and more about hiring an in-home nurse to care for your loved one, we have a few tips on how you can go... ❯❯❯

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