August 12, 2019

How to Help to Someone with Dementia When They Don’t Want Help

Dementia can be a very distressing condition for the sufferer and for their loved ones. Often, especially in the earlier days of dementia, defensiveness and denial can lead to an individual refusing help. This refusal of help can put you in an even more difficult position. You may feel powerless […]
July 23, 2019

How to Choose a Care Home in Somerset?

A care home should be a happy, caring and enjoyable place to live. The move to a care home is often fraught with negative emotions. Yet, the care home should feel like home whilst meeting the actual care needs of the individual residents both now and down the line. This […]
July 23, 2019

How to Find the Right Care Home for Your Loved One in North Devon

We take a unique approach to provide care homes in North Devon. At Eastleigh Care Homes we consider it vital to provide exceptional care which fosters appropriate independence in a setting which feels as much like ‘home’ as it can. This means that instead of considering residential care, nursing care […]
June 28, 2019

Care for Older People in Other Cultures

Ever wondered what care is like for the elderly in different cultures? We are proud of our heritage as a care home provider in the South West of England. Nonetheless, what lessons could we learn from other corners of the globe? It matters to us that we have wine and […]
June 28, 2019

How to Keep the Elderly Safe in Hot Weather

When it comes to helping our residents achieve comfort in the British weather, we’re not often talking about the heat! The Great British weather is better known for causing problems for the elderly in the winter. However, at our North Devon and Somerset care homes we are often spoilt with […]
May 17, 2019

Balancing the Needs of Elderly Parents and Dependent Children

Balancing the Needs of Elderly Parents and Dependent Children Around 2.4 million of us in the UK are in the ‘sandwich generation’. We’re typically aged 40-70 and being sandwiched between the needs of our dependent children on one hand and the needs of our ageing parents on the other. It’s […]
May 17, 2019

How to Make a Space Dementia Friendly

How to Make a Space Dementia Friendly At Eastleigh’s Raleigh Mead North Devon Care Home, we have been rated by the CQC as Outstanding for our dementia care. There are lots of different elements to this, but of vital importance is how we’ve created a ‘dementia-friendly’ living environment. This has […]
May 15, 2019

ToverTafel – Helping People remain active

A magic table creating moments of happiness for people living with dementia and all those around them.