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Guide to Understanding Care Home Fees

More than 20,000 people in the UK are forced to sell their homes to meet the increasing cost of care homes. If you are concerned that you don’t understand care home fees or you feel you may not be able to meet the rising care costs you may want to consider the following points about the fees: - When looking at the cost of a care home, it is not only the type of home that determines the cost but... ❯❯❯

New Test can Help Uncover Early Signs of Alzheimer's

One in eight senior Americans has Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the disease ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For many Americans, it can be difficult trying to determine the difference between when a loved one is showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s or just having a forgetful moment typical of aging. Now a new test may give family and... ❯❯❯

Making the Assisted Living Decision

Helping a parent, grandparent, or loved one choose a living option for their golden years can be an emotionally taxing decision. There are many factors to consider: how independent your loved one is, his or her mental and physical health, what is financially reasonable, and, most importantly, what your loved one feels is the best option. There are many options available, but many families find... ❯❯❯

Fitness for Seniors

Keeping fit is good for you, no matter what your age. Exercise protects you from chronic disease, regulates mood and improves overall health. For older people, it means that they are less injury prone, and symptoms from diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes can be minimised ( This doesn’t mean that granny has to take up Thai kickboxing, though, as even the gentlest exercise can... ❯❯❯

Is Your Home Liberating Or Limiting Your Freedom?

The vast majority of homes is not designed to accommodate people with disabilities and is especially unfriendly for individuals in wheelchairs. In fact, all it takes to realize the limited accessibility of houses nowadays is a quick look at the front door, which more often than not exclusively incorporates stairs. However, there are numerous ways you can change this. Remember the entryway with... ❯❯❯

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Placing our elderly loved ones in a nursing home facility is a painful and tough decision, so seeing them suffer at the hands of people they should be trusting to take care of them is very heartbreaking. Not only can nursing home abuse demoralize the elderly, but it can also cause unnecessary pain and suffering. To prevent this, you need to understand what nursing home abuse is and its signs.... ❯❯❯

Maintain your mental health out in the open air

Growing older presents a number of different challenges: chronic pain, stress, illness, and major life changing events such as retirement and the loss of loved ones. Anxiety or apprehension about life-stage transitions can cause depression and result in additional negative factors such as a feeling of helplessness and even physical ailments. Recognizing both the causes and effects is an... ❯❯❯

The Best and Safest Exercises for Elderly People

Many people around the world always search for the best and safe ways to make their aging parents healthy and strong. It is obviously very tiring to image a caregiver’s role. It is bad to realize that the man who lifted you high in the air for fun is now the same who is struggling to just climb the first staircase and the woman who spent hours in the kitchen to cook all your favourite foods is... ❯❯❯

Senior Dental Care Means Overall Good Health

Senior dental care is a small part of the important process of aging. There are many great benefits to aging. With more years comes valuable experience, the joy of watching families expand and develop, and the delight of seeing children married and spoiling precious grandchildren. However, one thing that many seniors will say they don’t love about aging is that their bodies are not quite what... ❯❯❯

Common Signs of Elderly Abuse and Mistreatment

Abuse of the elderly is a very serious issue, and one that is very hard to recognize. Countless crimes against the elderly are committed and never known either because the abused have some form of mental illness such as Dementia, or are afraid to come forth in fear of retaliation of some nature by the perpetrator. In order to help recognize when elder abuse and neglect is occurring, it helps to... ❯❯❯

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