March 31, 2020

What is Sundowning in Dementia?

With babies and young children, it can be referred to as ‘the witching hour’. In dementia and old age, this time of evening restlessness and agitation is referred to as ‘sundowning’. Anyone who works closely with dementia sufferers, as we do in our specialist dementia care home in North Devon, […]
March 31, 2020

How to Help a Loved One Feel Cared for When You Can’t Visit

The coronavirus has led to care homes around the world restricting visiting for the safety of their residents. It makes sense to protect our most vulnerable, but it can leave relatives concerned about making sure their loved one in a residential care home feels remembered, loved and not isolated.
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Statement

At Eastleigh Care Homes we are taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. We are doing everything possible to protect our residents. Trying to protect them from contracting COVID-19 is one of our top priorities   All staff who had taken leave outside of the UK are required to complete […]
January 14, 2020

The Best and Most Accessible Views in North Devon

We have some incredible landscapes within a short distance of our North Devon care homes. Ideal for spending time with an elderly relative out of their usual setting, many of these views can be accessed by the frail or wheelchair dependent. With Spring just around the corner, now is the […]
January 14, 2020

Dementia Communication Tips to Give You Confidence

In our North Devon and Somerset care homes, we are experts at communicating effectively with those with dementia. However, for you, as a loved one of a dementia sufferer, it isn’t only a bewildering and confusing time for them. The relationship you had with them previously needs to adapt and […]
December 18, 2019

How to Manage Wandering with Dementia

Six in 10 dementia sufferers wander. When someone wanders they are put at greater risk. Confusion can worsen and they can become lost. Falls and accidents are more likely. It can cause distress in the individual but also for their loved ones and caregivers. Furthermore, while wandering tends to become […]
December 18, 2019

What to Pack for Your Loved One Moving into a Residential Care Home

We are often asked by relatives what they should pack when their loved one is moving into a residential care home. This article is intended as a guide to help you prepare with confidence. Before your loved one moves in, it can be helpful for you to visit the particular […]
November 27, 2019

The Best Gifts for a Relative in a Care Home

Whether it is because Christmas is just around the corner, or because there’s a birthday coming up, or you simply want to show you care, you may struggle to think of gifts for a relative in a care home. Here are our favourite suggestions for gifts which will be appreciated […]