Mood boosting foods for the elderly

A good way to boost your mood is through the food you eat and making sure you include lots of lovely nutrients in your diet. Many elderly people might be feeling a bit low at the moment. Being cooped up indoors, unable to socialise and see people as much as they usually would do. Levels […]

Helping someone with dementia at mealtimes

Mealtimes can be difficult for a person with dementia. The condition can cause problems with coordination and remembering the processes involved with eating and drinking. They might also have issues using cutlery. Our carers are well trained in helping our service users with dementia through their mealtimes and we are passing on all the helpful […]

Advice to elderly to avoid scams and fraudsters

Due to the current climate, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world and there have been lots of new scams cropping up that exploits this. Recent scams have included medical kits that aim to prevent or cure Coronavirus and counterfeit or unsafe medical supplies such as hand sanitiser and swabbing kits. There’s also […]

Carers needed in Welshpool and surrounding areas

We are looking for highly motivated, reliable individuals who wish to have a stable and long-term career in care, and who would like to forge rewarding relationships with the service users they care for. No experience is necessary to become a carer, as free, full training is given. We’re looking to recruit across Welshpool and […]

Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

The best houseplants for a healthier home

We recently launched our new #HaveAHouseplant campaign to encourage people to have more houseplants at home. Research has revealed there are many benefits to having them dotted about the place. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), indoor plants can help improve the air quality inside by trapping and capturing pollutants. Having pot plats in […]

Could you or your loved-one benefit from respite care?

Short-term respite care might help you if you are an unpaid carer, looking after a family member alongside your own job and other family commitments. It is important, if you are providing care for someone, that you ensure you get a well-earned break. If you don’t, you won’t be able to provide the care to […]

Everyone should #HaveAHouseplant

Everyone should have a houseplant at home as research has revealed plants provide a range of health benefits (July 2020). Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) research found that indoor plants can improve air quality by trapping and capturing pollutants and those who have limited or no access to the outdoors can still have something to nurture. […]

Organisers of virtual festival donate PPE to our carers

Staff at our Newtown branch received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essentials from the organisers of a virtual festival (July, 2020). Safe & Sound showcased musicians from Welshpool playing to help raise money for equipment for frontline care givers. SallyAnn Rogers, who organised the Safe & Sound festival, said: “When the […]

Summer snacks for the elderly

When the sun shines, we crave sweet, fresh foods, so we’ve put together a list of summer snacks that are ideal for the elderly to enjoy, while still getting lots of the nutrition they need. Watermelon There’s nothing better than a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon on a hot day. It’s perfect as a snack […]