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Tips on getting the right care at home

... health and safety reasons the environment must be safe requiring the installation of grab rails for example. The family would need to organise appropriate mobility aids through an occupational therapist and might include a bed, hoists, wet room or an accessible bath for example. How do ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... to start as disturbed sleep due to heat can lead to sleep deprivation and lack of energy during the day. Depending on your parent's mobility and willingness to travel it may be a good idea to do a "reverse-migration" and plan a trip to colder climates as ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... that we tried, none could read the NFC code. Only one phone had a QR reader installed, and that struggled because the mobile reception at that location wasn't strong. So it wasn't a roaring success immediately but we do expect this to change as people upgrade ...

Choosing a car for the older driver

... useful you may like Building new confidence for the mature driver Being prepared for winter driving Facing the elements: driving in winter Choosing a mobility scooter Sign up for our free newsletter to read the latest articles and advice on caring for older friends and relatives. Just click ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... shops, many of which have recently undertaken dementia training. "It is also now possible for online customers to add the name and mobile phone number of a friend or family member we can contact if our drivers are unable to make their delivery. This offers added ...

Am I too old for braces?

... you may enjoy: How speech therapy can help with swallowing problemsHow to help your parent avoid malnutritionWhat a pharmacist can do for the less mobile If you'd like to see more, new articles around eldercare on a regular basis, sign up for our newsletter by clicking the ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... or care, or you sell the house? It's not just gas and electricity anymore. You also need to think about landline and mobile phone contracts, cable or satellite TV and broadband if it's relevant. Even the milk delivery if there is one. And don't ...

Tax benefits for older people

... If you found this article helpful you may like to read: A practical guide to applying for Attendance Allowance Tips on helping the less mobile to manage money safely A quick guide to the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Railcards ABA User ...

Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... there actually enough space in communal areas for residents to enjoy the facilities? And that includes the outdoor space, parking, laundry and mobility scooter storage. How much responsibility does the provider take for helping you through the purchase (and sales process) and finding you ...