August 28, 2020

How do I arrange Dementia Care?

Watching a loved one succumb to the effects of dementia is heart breaking. There comes a point when you will need more help. Knowing how to arrange dementia care can be difficult.
July 28, 2020

Lockdown and Loneliness

Whilst lockdown restrictions are easing for many across the country, those in vulnerable groups are facing even longer living with the same restrictions, in a bid to stay safe. For elderly people, who are at greater risk of coronavirus because of their age, but also because they are more likely […]
July 28, 2020

Tips to Choose the Best Care Home for your Family Member

We don’t underestimate how difficult it is for people to choose the right care home for their family member. Often, individuals haven’t been in this position before and it’s a whole world of new experiences and decisions. This is made harder by the reality that it may feel very difficult […]
July 22, 2020

🚴🏻‍♀️Big wheels keep on turning 🚴🏻‍♂️

Following government guidance on key workers avoiding public transport,  Mr. Wilson and Eastleigh Care Homes took the opportunity to purchase bikes for any member of staff who wanted one. Then came the challenge of obtaining everyone’s measurements to ensure they had the correct sized bike and helmet. Once we had […]
June 23, 2020

How to Be an Involved Grandparent or Great-Grandparent When You Live in Residential Care

At Eastleigh, we love being involved in the family lives of our residents. Seeing them welcome new additions to the family, and watching as those little ones grow, is one of the greatest joys for our residents, but also for us. However, we also know that many of our residents […]
June 23, 2020

Does Mum or Dad need a Care Home or Nursing Home?

It’s one of the most common questions that adult children who are worried about their elderly parents face, yet where do you turn for advice? The elderly care sector is surprisingly full of jargon which can be bewildering when you are already facing difficult decisions. The first set of jargon […]
May 21, 2020

How to Help your Elderly Relative During Lockdown

There were 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK before lockdown. Unfortunately, lockdown will have exacerbated this problem. Given that loneliness can be as detrimental as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, this is desperately worrying. In the earlier weeks of lockdown, everyone has been adjusting. Our priorities for […]
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 […]