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5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... 5 tips for preventing falls in the home FALLS, ELDERLY, INDEPENDENCE, MOBILITY AIDS Statistics show that falls in the home that mean a trip to A&E are often the first step to losing independence and a move into care. Nursing professional Vince Baiera ...

Banishing the fear of falling with reflexology

... Banishing the fear of falling with reflexology reflexology, falls, osteopathy, movement, story This week's storyteller is Amanda.Amanda Weller tells us how her reflexology knowledge has helped a friend, who'd become fearful of falling, to take back control of her feet and start living ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... on the NHS, although in some circumstances families will purchase the bed. If the older person requires walking aids or is prone to falls, there are many great mobility aids to help someone who struggles to move around easily. Zimmer frames or a tripod with wheels ...

Does my aunt need to be in a care home or not?

... aunt is currently living in a care home. She moved there following several near accidents with hot saucepans and irons and some very bad falls. At the time she also appeared to be showing signs of dementia. In her new environment she appears to have completely recovered ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, FALLS, ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. The chilly bite of ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... worries about her seriously? SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, SAFEGUARDING, MOBILITY Dear Lesley I'm so worried about my mum. She's had two falls in the last few months, with the last one resulting in her cutting her head open in three places. After the last ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... good idea to first identify the problem areas of the home in terms of exits and entrances and spots where your parent is prone to falling. By identifying these parts of the house you'll be able to create a system that works for you and also for your parent's ...

Avoiding the age-related muscle loss of Sarcopenia

... from the age of 45, people lose 1-2% of muscle every year. This eventually causes fatigue, frailty and increased risk of falls. Dr Max Gowland, founder of Prime Fifty, shares top tips on how to fight it. Some of our older friends ...

Care fees funding and deprivation of assets: the rules

... family member there are a number of considerations that ought to be taken into account. One very important factor is whether the gift could fall foul of the deprivation of capital rules that apply when a Local Authority is funding care for an older person. Here we look ...

How to cope with sleep problems in the elderly

... of a good night's rest. Why isn't my parent sleeping well? Whether they've been waking during the night, finding it hard to fall asleep or experiencing bad dreams there are many ways our parent's sleep can be disturbed and its quality diminished. Pain from arthritic joints ...