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4 Effective Hacks for Downsizing Your Home

Collaborative Post When you reach a certain age, living in a massive home doesn’t suit your needs. The kids are gone and it’s only you and your partner, so what’s the point of big, spacious rooms? A smaller property is much more feasible, which is where downsizing comes into play. However, downsizing effectively isn’t as […]

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How elderly people can stay busy at home

Collaborative Post There are times in life when our parents need to stay in more. But whether they’re at home with family, share life with a live-in companion from a trusted care provider such as Country Cousins, or spend more time on their own, there are plenty of activities available to keep mind and body […]

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Care Home Alternatives: Is A Garden Annexe Right For Your Family?

Collaborative Post As our parent’s age, there comes a time when it’s no longer suitable for them to stay in their home. Perhaps you’ve noticed they’re a little more forgetful than usual, or they’ve had yet another fall, or perhaps they’re struggling to keep on top of the housework. When this time comes, there’s a […]

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How to Make a Retirement Apartment Feel Like Home

Collaborative Post Helping an elderly relative through the process of moving into a retirement home can be a difficult process. The realisation that the house they have lived in for decades is now unsuitable for them can be an upsetting time for everyone involved. Maybe the house is too big for them to maintain, or […]

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Safety tips for older drivers

Collaborative Post Many people wish to keep the independence of driving as they age. However, there are some considerations to be made. If you wish to continue driving as an elderly person, it’s a good idea to be aware of the risks and the safety precautions too. We all age differently, and our reaction times […]

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Home hacks for your elderly parents

Collaborative Post It’s natural for the elderly to want to stay in their own homes as long as possible to maintain some independence. It’s also natural to worry about elderly parents coping at home alone, but there are some changes you can make to make their home safer for them. This gives you peace of […]

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Advice on keeping cool in a heatwave

As we approach another promised British heatwave, the UK government will be publicising its advice to protect the vulnerable, and ideas to keep everyone well in hot weather. Care homes and hospitals are advised to provide cool areas and monitor indoor temperatures to reduce the risk of heat-related illness. GPs, district nurses and social workers […]

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