March 22, 2019

Days Out in North Devon and Somerset for the Whole Family from Great-Grandparents to Toddlers

Days Out in North Devon and Somerset for the Whole Family from Great-Grandparents to Toddlers Looking for suggestions on where to go in North Devon and Somerset which cater for the whole family? Whether you’ve got wheelchair users or pushchair riders, those with little energy or those with bucket loads, […]
March 14, 2019

15 Table-Top Activities for Individuals with Dementia

15 Table-Top Activities for Individuals with Dementia It’s important in dementia care that we continue to stimulate and challenge the mind, as well as promote socialisation. However, family and carers can often be at a loss regarding which activities are suitable. Your loved one is also likely to need activities […]
February 23, 2019

Brain Health in Later Life

Brain Health in Later Life Massive leaps ahead have been made in neuroscience over the last decade or so. There’s no doubt that the human brain is a complex structure which we’re still learning so much about. As a residential and nursing care provider in the South West, with a […]
February 18, 2019

Loneliness and the Elderly

Loneliness and the Elderly According to Age UK, 3.6 million over-75s live alone. 1.9 million older people often feel alone. The NHS explains how loneliness isn’t simply a social ‘problem’. It can have detrimental effects on health and wellbeing. Worryingly, lonesomeness can be as harmful to health as smoking 15 […]
January 22, 2019

Living in a Care Home: How to Personalise Your Loved One’s Experience

Living in a Care Home: How to Personalise Your Loved One’s Experience When we talk to the families of potential new residents at our care homes, there are understandable concerns. One of these concerns, which lurks behind many questions, and indeed potentially holds back a sensible move, is how to […]
January 17, 2019

Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds

Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds If you’ve enjoyed the Channel 4 series called Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds, then you may be feeling inspired to find out more about the impact of children on older adults. If you haven’t seen any of the series, it is […]
December 18, 2018

The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia Care

The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia Care In advance of ‘Hugging Day’ on 21st January, we wanted to take a look at a phenomenon we experience every day at Eastleigh. We witness how the physical TLC of a carer holding a dementia resident’s hand, or a family member […]
December 6, 2018

How to Keep Your Elderly Relative Safe at Home

How to Keep Your Elderly Relative Safe at Home We understand the importance for elderly people retaining their independence for as long as possible. However, we also understand the concerns that family members can have in the face of a staunchly independent elderly relative, in terms of how safe they […]