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Discussing ideas to make the transition through retirement a good one for our parents now and ourselves later

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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Preparing to travel with a relative who has a kidney condition

Collaborative Post It’s no secret that as people get older, the chances of developing long-term medical conditions increases. When it comes to travelling, this doesn’t put an end to dreams of exploring the world, but it does require an extra bit of planning and preparation. This is especially true of kidney conditions. Anyone who suffers […]

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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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Tips on selling a home when it’s time to downsize

Collaborative Post There’s a point in life when your home becomes too big for you. Whether you’ve had children and they’ve now flown the nest , whether you have a partner or live on your own, there will come a time where you’ll need to sell your home and move into something more accommodating. A […]

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5 Ways to Stay Fit as You Grow Older

Collaborative Post Keeping fit is something that we all value, not least because it allows us to go about our daily lives, being able to do what we want to with as much autonomy as possible. Whilst some health conditions can stand in your way of staying fit, the truth is that most of us […]

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