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Safety at home

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News and stories about safety at home

Read the latest news, views and stories about staying safe at home.

 

Tips for keeping cool in warmer weather

It’s that time of year again; the nights are longer, the weather is warmer and the barbeques are out in full force. Yet when the mercury starts to rise, it can be quite uncomfortable for the elderly or those living with dementia. Overheating at any time can be a problem. Not only is it uncomfortable […]

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How to Take Your Medicine Safely at Home

There may well come a point in your life where you need to take a specific set of medications. This might be needed for a particular condition such as arthritis or diabetes, or just to maintain general health. Medication can also pose a risk, especially if it’s used incorrectly or not stored away. Take a […]

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Signs that your aging parents need help

Growing older, is, for most of us a fact of life. And one which does not necessarily come without its difficulties. It can be upsetting to watch our loved ones age, and potentially change. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that things have to change, or you have to compromise your former way of life. Accepting […]

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Carbon monoxide – is your home safe?

The dangers of carbon monoxide have been flagged up in news reports for years. Just last month, The Guardian reported that carbon monoxide poisoning was the likely cause of death of two people – and hospitalised five others – at a property in north London. We take a look at the warning signs of leaking […]

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Top tips on keeping cool in warm weather

Overheating at any time can be a problem. Not only is it uncomfortable for the person involved, it can also lead to health problems and heat stroke, something that’s particularly dangerous for the elderly. As we get older, we become less able to control their body’s temperature. This is because we tend to sweat less, […]

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What to do in a home care emergency

When circumstances change suddenly, getting the right care in place as effectively as possible is vital. In 2015, it was reported that waiting for the right home emergency care was the main reason for a delay in a person’s care leaving the hospital. Whether your loved one is being discharged from hospital or needs some […]

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We don’t want you to be lonely at Christmas!

It is a sad fact that loneliness can affect anyone, of any age, at any time of their lives. It is estimated that around 28% of British adults experience loneliness at least some of the time and some even feel trapped within their own home. According to new figures almost one million people aged over […]

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Preventing slips, trips and falls at home

Trips, slips and falls prevention at Easter Everyone has the right to feel safe and comfortable in their own home – whether they’re receiving care or not. Falls at home can cause serious injury, particularly amongst the elderly, but can often be overlooked: according to the NHS, one in three adults over the age of […]

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