November 12, 2020

Why it’s important to prevent falls in the elderly

There are around 220,000 emergency hospital admissions each year in the UK related to falls in those over 65. Half of over-80s fall each year. Falls can result in a range of injuries from bruises to hip fractures. But there are other issues too. Falls can lead to the individual […]
November 12, 2020

How to meet the nutritional needs of those living with dementia

It is very common with dementia for the individual’s relationship with food and drink to change. As dementia symptoms progress, these difficulties meeting nutritional needs can worsen. It can lead to problems such as dehydration and significant weight loss.
October 23, 2020

Top Tips to Choosing a Care Home for Your Loved One

It can be daunting considering how to choose a care home for your loved one. There are so many things to consider. We understand that you really want to make the right choice. Central to this is getting advice on what to look for. At Eastleigh care homes in Devon […]
October 23, 2020

What Makes a Care Home Feel Like Home?

One of the hardest aspects of moving into a care home is the sense that the resident loses their feeling of being ‘at home’. At our Devon and Somerset care homes, we know that it’s possible to make a care home feel like home. There are a few tips and […]
October 21, 2020

Positive Feedback

Here at Eastleigh Care Homes we’re all working extremely hard to keep our Residents & Staff as safe as possible in this difficult time. It is very nice to receive messages from family members like the one below. “Thank you I was struck on my recent visit to see my […]
September 24, 2020

What’s a Tovertafel and why does it help those with dementia?

Have you heard of the Tovertafel? If not, you’ll want to learn all about it. As part of our bid to ensure that our residents, particularly those with suffering from dementia, have their social, cognitive and physical needs met during the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve installed these fabulous pieces of kit. […]
September 24, 2020

Preparing to Keep Our Residents Safe During a Second Wave

We were recently warned by the Department of Health and Social Care, like all care homes, that there are a rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country. No one wants a repeat of the heart-breaking situation that saw coronavirus sweep through multiple care homes. At Eastleigh, we have taken […]
August 28, 2020

The Benefits of a Residential Care Home

All too often, the decision to move to a residential care home is made amongst negative thoughts. It’s all too easy to focus on a loss of independence, or how it represents a sizeable life change. However, the benefits of using a residential care home are broad and extend to […]