Rules for residents during local lockdowns

‘Local lockdowns’ are becoming more regular in towns and cities across the country. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly. If you have one put in place in your town, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to you make sense of them. However, some rules may differ depending on location, so […]

Have a go at Hyacinth vases

If you or an elderly loved-one are looking for something to do on a rainy day, why not have a go at growing your own hyacinth in a vase? As well as growing in pots and borders, hyacinths can also be grown on water using specially designed vases. You will need a vase with a […]

The rule of six explained

Following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the new ‘rule of six’ has been implemented in Wales. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to help people make sense of them. This is not a full-scale lockdown like we saw earlier in the […]

Pot up some autumn colour in your garden

If your garden summer hanging baskets or containers are on their last legs, it’s time to start thinking about your autumn/winter options. You can choose from spring bulbs for an early splash of colour, to evergreen shrubs for an all-year-round display. Now is the ideal time to plan and plant up spring bulbs. You can […]

Nail care for the elderly

We always encourage our elderly service users to maintain their own personal hygiene and grooming as much as possible. One aspect of this is practising good nail care. As we age, our nails become more brittle and elderly individuals are more likely to experience cracking, breaking and chipping of their nails. We’ve put together some […]

Ensuring your garden is hedgehog-friendly

We’re advocates of the elderly getting out into their garden as much as possible. We have lots of blog posts here on our website full of helpful advice on gardening and attracting wildlife. Hedgehogs numbers have plummeted in the UK by more than a third during the last 10 years, so it is crucial that […]

The benefits of photographs in early stages of dementia

Photographs can be extremely beneficial to a person in the early stages of dementia. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. More than 209,600 people will develop it this year. Seeing old holiday snaps, family portraits or […]

Tips to keep an elderly loved-one’s fridge organised

If you have an elderly loved-one living alone, you want to be reassured that they’re eating properly, so it’s important to make sure their fridge is well stocked and organised. Stocking up and organisation Ideally your loved-one should have a good mix of fresh and long-life items. Fruit, meat and eggs are great fresh diet […]

Tips for the elderly to practice mindfulness

Mindfulness means maintaining an awareness of our own thoughts. It’s a great technique to use if you’re stressed or anxious and is something we recommend our carers and service users practice. Practising mindfulness can improve a person’s emotional and physical wellbeing. It also not only helps ease stress, but also depression and anxiety. The elderly […]

Craft activities for the elderly on rainy days

The weather is always up and down, so it’s important to be prepared for all eventualities. If you or an elderly loved-one are often at a loss as to what to do when you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day, then we’ve put together some craft activities you could have a go at. Upcycle things […]