May 21, 2020

How to Help Elderly People Avoid Scams

Nearly 5 million people over the age of 65 believe they have been targeted by scammers, just under half of the population in this age group. Worryingly, it’s not just a financial problem, but has devastating mental and physical effects. Being a victim of a scam has detrimental effects on […]
April 17, 2020

How to Use Video Calling to Stay in Touch with Elderly Relatives

The coronavirus pandemic is tough for everyone. However, for those in care homes, it’s vital that we take significant steps to reduce their risk of exposure to a virus which is proving to put the elderly at greater risk. Therefore, care homes in North Devon and Somerset, across the country, […]
April 17, 2020

How Care Home Residents Can Stay Busy During Isolation

For care home residents, as a group, they fall into a highly vulnerable section of our society during coronavirus. As a result, steps are being taken to ensure whole care homes are adhering to the government guidelines regarding isolation, as far as possible. This includes limiting visitors, trips out, and […]
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.
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 […]