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Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... Safe exercise in later life expands horizons exercise, mobility, independence, surgery, injury, story Our friend Kevin Morgan (aka FitOldDog) tells us how his training injury and other health issues, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, led him to leave his career ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... Every person ultimately will face challenges in their mobility. It's important to realise that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries each year. In 2013, about 25,500 older adults in the USA died from unintentional fall injuries. Furthermore, people ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... . Prior to taking legal action you should: Record as many details about your parent's treatment as you can remember and the effect their injuries had on them. Keep all relevant documents referring to your parent's care such as your contract with their care home and all written ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... mountain bike. It was something we loved doing together. This ride however resulted in me falling from my horse, incurring a spinal injury and becoming a permanent wheelchair user. My stay in spinal rehab Life from that moment on changed for us both. I spent ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... of the abuse and hiding the signs. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) defines the signs as follows: Physical unexplained injuries, bruising, unusually shaped burns, malnutrition and bed ulcers Psychological inability to sleep, loss of appetite, anxiety, confusion or ...

How to help your parent find the right buildings and contents insurance

... and you employ a carer you'll need to have Employer's Liability Insurance (ELI) in place to protect against the carer seeking compensation for injury or illness whilst caring for your parent. In this case a Public Liability add-on to your parent's home insurance probably won't provide the ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... likely to be eligible for support. Anyone of retirement age with disabilities may be able to claim benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and also Community Care Grants from the Social Fund. If you're still of working age, you may be eligible for ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... what do they do? Occupational therapists are fully trained professionals who focus on enabling people to get back on their feet after illness or injury. Their aim is to help people retain their independence as much as possible and to continue with the activities they need to do ...

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

... feet using electronic buttons and adjustable side rails. It also means that carers don't need to bend at a difficult angle and risk back injury. You are most likely to need a mattress to relieve and reduce pressure and prevent ulcers. Pillow or bed raisers can also ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... said, it is of course important to make sure that they are well equipped for any wintry conditions to prevent suffering from cold or injury. Here are a number of ways in which to prepare your parents for winter walking, so they can continue to enjoy the ...