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Should Your Ageing Parent Move in with You?

The number of people living with their ageing parents is on the rise, and it's not surprising considering the increasing cost of living and lower disposable incomes many families are experiencing. A quarter of all caregivers provide disabled or elderly care in their own homes, according to the National Institute of Health. There are many positives to this arrangement, but there can also be fatigue, expense and stress involved in living with your ageing parents.

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Keeping Seniors Active: How to Care for Ageing Parents

As people age, it's inevitable that they begin to slow down, but this shouldn't mean they cease to be active. Keeping fit and healthy in old age is important, for both physical health and emotional wellbeing, and finding ways to keep your loved ones active is a positive step in caring for them. Staying active can help preserve a sense of independence too, as well as helping to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression or dementia - all conditions associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

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Discharge from Hospital: How to Care for Ageing Parents

Often a hospital stay after a stroke or fall will result in lifestyle changes for elderly people. Being discharged from hospital doesn't always mean returning home to live as before. After a certain age, care doesn't end when a patient is discharged, and for family members, this can be a challenging and confusing time. Key questions may include: 'how will the discharge be carried out?', 'what do we need to know about our loved one's care needs?' and 'where will they live?'

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Care for the Elderly: Grooming and Hygiene Guide

Maintaining good personal hygiene is important as your loved one ages, but it is not always easy to intervene if you feel they are not coping well. Poor hygiene can result in uncomfortable infections and skin complaints, so to avoid this, you or your loved one's caregiver may have to encourage them tactfully to accept some assistance. They may be more willing to agree to the support on offer if they realise that it will enable them to retain a level of independent living.

Eight Things to do with your Ageing Parents in Manchester

Whether your parents are still full of vitality and energy, or are more sedentary and receiving home care, or even 24/7 care, you are bound to want to take them out and about in Manchester. Finding open spaces, parks and museums is easy, but discovering interesting groups, places and activities to enjoy with them may be a little trickier.

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Live-in Care or Care Homes: What's the Difference?

The difference between live-in care and a residential care home is that in the first model the person stays in their own home, whereas in the latter they move into a building with other people who also need care. If your loved one needs assistance with their day-to-day life you might think they could be better off in a care home. However, most people are happier in a familiar environment, and it is advantageous to keep them there as long as they receive the care they need. Private live-in care is the ideal answer.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Bradford-on-Avon

Benefits of regular outings for everyone, including older people, are well documented, and this jewel of a town in Wiltshire offers some fantastic attractions. Now that the live-in care in Wiltshire has become a viable alternative to residential care homes, there are more opportunities than ever to spend quality time with your elderly parents.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Bungay, Suffolk

Now that the live-in care in Suffolk has become a viable alternative to residential care homes, there are more opportunities than ever to spend quality time with your elderly parents. Here are five suggestions for days out in Bungay, and further afield in Suffolk, that should appeal to your older relatives.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Woodbridge, Suffolk

We have selected five of the best outings to enjoy in the pretty area of Woodbridge, Suffolk. For those receiving live-in care in Suffolk, these activities are ideal to do with the assistance of a live-in caregiver or family members.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Dulverton, Devon

Spending quality time with your loved ones offers everyone the opportunity to explore new places, enjoy new experiences and escape the routines of daily living. For elderly people, this can be of particular benefit. In fact, regular outings to stimulating and relaxing destinations have been shown to help increase energy levels, provide a more positive outlook and improve wellbeing.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Whether your elderly parents are currently living independently or receive live-in care in Buckinghamshire, they will look forward to days out in their local area of Great Missenden. If your relative is living with dementia, they may benefit from activities that include a chance to talk about the past or that tie in with their previous hobbies and interests.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

Pateley Bridge is a small North Yorkshire market town that has many interesting shops and tearooms, so simply strolling around it can make for an enjoyable change, but here are a few attractions not to be missed. Whether your elderly parents are currently living independently or receive live-in care in Yorkshire, they will look forward to days out in their local area.

Five Things to do with your Elderly Parents in Sevenoaks, Kent

Sevenoaks is the perfect destination for a day trip or short break, thanks to its proximity to London. Situated to the south-east of the capital, just outside the M25, the town is located close to both the North Downs and High Weald, making it a popular destination for walkers, but with its wealth of history, there is plenty for everyone in the family to see and do.

Five Things to do with your Elderly Parents in St Albans, Hertfordshire

If your parents are receiving at home care or live-in care in Hertfordshire, and you are planning a day out with them, St Albans and the wider Hertfordshire region offers plenty of great things to see and do. Here are 5 things to consider doing while your there.

Five Things to do with your Elderly Parents in Saffron Walden, Essex

Saffron Walden's Medieval buildings hint at its long history, dating back to the Neolithic period. Initially a wool trading town, saffron crocus was grown here from the 16th Century, giving it its name today. Surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Essex countryside, as well as being situated just 15 miles south of Cambridge, Saffron Walden is a beautiful area.

Five Things to do with your Elderly Parents in Thaxted, Essex

Thaxted, in Essex, is set in beautiful countryside and well-known for its mix of Medieval and Georgian architecture, making it one of the most picturesque towns in the country. It boasts many historic buildings that are ideal for visits with your elderly parents, as well as plenty of other things they will enjoy doing.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Blandford Forum, Dorset

If you are looking for ways to entertain your elderly parents around Blandford Forum, you will find plenty of interesting things to do. Most of the town was rebuilt, following a catastrophic fire in 1731, but a lot of its Georgian architecture remains intact.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Totnes, Devon

You and your elderly parents will find plenty of things to enjoy in Totnes and the surrounding area. Thanks to the increased popularity of live-in care in Devon, which provides an alternative to the residential care home model, you and your loved ones can head off on day trips and short breaks with the minimum of fuss.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Helmsley, Yorkshire

Whether your loved ones have live-in care in Yorkshire, care at home, elderly care, dementia care or companion care, meaningful outings and quality time together form an integral part of their quality of life. We have selected five of the best things for you to do with your parents, to make the most of this stunning location.

Five Things to do with Your Elderly Parents in Shaftesbury, Dorset

The historic market town of Shaftesbury in Dorset is the 'gateway' to the South West, and there are plenty of things you can do here with your elderly parents in and around the town. Whether you are just visiting or have parents receiving live-in care in Dorset, here are five great attractions to check out.