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 […]
October 14, 2019

The Importance of Eating Well in Later Life

We often hear in the media about the importance of healthy eating. However, rarely do we hear about its importance in later life. However, what we eat becomes even more important as we age. Our diet can impact our cognitive function, determine our energy levels and help us fight off […]
October 14, 2019

How to Celebrate Christmas With A Loved One in a Nursing Home

The festive season is nearly upon us. With it come excited children, decorations in our homes, gift buying, feasts and entertainment. However, celebrating Christmas when a loved one is in a nursing home can feel complex, bewildering or anxiety-inducing. This guide is designed to address the main concerns surrounding Christmas […]
September 17, 2019

How can the Right Furniture Help the Elderly?

We don’t generally think about the changing needs we have of our furniture as we age. Indeed, for many there’s a lack of knowledge about how and why furniture can help. There’s also the associated cost and upheaval of change. However, the right furniture can help to reduce the risk […]
September 17, 2019

10 Things you should know about Dementia

We hear the word ‘dementia’ and automatically make assumptions. However, dementia brings with it a range of symptoms and difficulties, and our natural assumptions can lead us to misunderstand. At our care homes in North Devon and Somerset, we are experts in providing dementia care. These are 10 things that […]
August 23, 2019

Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Our East Street residential home in South Molton has just been awarded ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission who regulate our industry.
August 16, 2019

Tips for Managing Your Time When Caring for Elderly Parents

Caring for an elderly loved one brings many challenges. One such challenge is simply how to manage your time effectively. This is particularly true if you are in the ‘sandwich generation’ caring for both your elderly parents and dependent children who are still at home. Standard time management tips may […]