Purchasing daily living aids empowers you to live independently for longer, giving you the confidence to remain in your own home and complete everyday tasks safely. With a wide range of equipment choice and advice, through local mobility retailers or online, finding equipment that is right for you has never been easier. This can range […]
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The body and the mind have often been seen as two separate entities, but when it comes to our overall wellbeing, they’re actually much closer connected than you might think. When we partake in physical exercise, our body releases endorphins – also known as “good hormones” – which stimulate our mood. On the other hand, […]
Being in the familiarity of your own home can alleviate a lot of the worry that follows a dementia diagnosis. And whilst it’s worth noting that the design and layout of your home can make an impact on an individual living at home with dementia, there are things that you can do to make life […]
There’s no question that modern life can be busy; the pressures of work and family often mean that our feet barely seem to touch the ground as we dash from one location to another. We frequently have to cram as much as we possibly can into every day, and once we finally get home, we […]
Only a third of people say they discussed relatives’ care needs at the right time. Only 15% know their relatives’ exact wishes regarding future care. Discomfort, upset and arguments causing subject to be avoided. Home care experts Helping Hands offers advice on tackling the difficult issue of home care. With one in two people predicted […]
Christmas can be a very exciting time for many of us. Exchanging gifts, spending quality time with your nearest and dearest and trying to make it all the way through Christmas dinner without dropping your paper hat in the gravy; it truly can be the most wonderful time of the year. Not only that, but […]
It’s probably a bit of an understatement to say, ‘what a year it’s been’, but it really has! COVID-19 has brought about so many changes that many of us have never seen in our lifetime; lockdown measures separating us from our loved ones, wearing face coverings and the closure of pretty much every establishment to […]
Meet live-in customer Robert (Bob) Hucklesby, a former prisoner of war and activist for the welfare of ex-prisoners of war and their families. Here, Bob tells us his story of how he survived three and a half years of imprisonment and how he – as he reaches his 100th birthday in January 2021 – continues […]
Dennis is 101, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and one of only two remaining surviving prisoners of the Lisbon Maru. Here, Dennis shares his experience of his time on the Lisbon Maru and surviving three years and eight months in Japanese captivity. “I grew up in London and then left home to […]
Simon Martin, a carer for Helping Hands Home Care Warwickshire, has been announced as a finalist for the 2020 Care Heroes Awards. Simon is nominated as a “Home Care Hero Individual”, a category that recognises the home care individuals that went above and beyond to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their clients during the […]