Loneliness can have a detrimental effect on the health of older people. Feelings of isolation and seclusion and can be compounded by the death of a spouse, or by physical decline such as losing the ability to drive. Read this Article
Older people are remaining independent for longer these days. This is partly due to advances in medical care, but it’s also because homes are becoming safer and more secure, thanks to simple precautions which cost little or nothing and are easy to implement. Here are five basic measures designed to reduce the hazards in your home environment.
The biggest pensions shake-up in more than a century took place on April 6th, 2015, when Chancellor George Osborne’s far-reaching reforms gave the over 55s complete control over their company and personal pension pots.
The World Wide Web has 2 ½ billion users worldwide. This astonishing medium for the sharing of information has become a part of the fabric of society and an invaluable tool in our everyday lives. That is, for most of us.
Falls can have devastating consequences for the elderly. They are the most frequent and serious kinds of accident among the over 65 age group. For the over 75s, the consequences of falls are even more grave, as they are the main cause of disability and injury related death for this demographic.
Caring for a loved one can be one of the most enriching experiences that life has to offer, but it can also be one of the most demanding. Carer stress and burnout are not always easy to identify, and they carry their own health risks, so here are some tips for identifying the problem and dealing with it. After all, if you don’t take care of yourself, it can severely impair your ability to care for someone else.
We have installed over 15,000 stairlifts throughout the UK & Ireland, we have pulled some of these together into our new case studies section. We have broken this down by Curved, Straight & Outdoor Stairlifts.