Cooking made easy for the elderly Cooking made simple for the elderly Food is a big part of all our lives, and this is no exception when you get older. As we age, our metabolism slows down and requires fewer calories and due to medication or conditions it is more difficult to digest certain foods but we all still want healthy and good tasting meals. It is more convenient to buy frozen meals especially if living alone but these meals are high in sugar and sodium which is more harmful to those with heart disease, [...]
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Do your parents need some extra home care How do you know when it is the right time to bring in some extra care for your parents or even still how do you persuade your parents that they need some help... For an elderly person to admit they need help would mean they can’t take care of themselves anymore, and no one wants to lose their independence. Usually, the responsibility falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging parent might need some extra help with daily living tasks, but this doesn’t necessarily mean [...]
Enjoying your Golden Years It’s no secret that growing old has an impact on all parts of our body, from skin and hair down to muscles, joints and organs. Eat right, get enough exercise, quit smoking, don’t drink too much alcohol: we all know the basics behind ageing well, but there are other simple steps you can take to help ensure that you age gracefully. We’ve compiled a list of some of our top tips about how to help make sure your golden years are bright and vibrant. • Stay connected: it’s easy to feel lonely [...]
Home care exercises for seniors Gentle frequent exercise helps not only your body but also your mind. Exercise decreases stress and anxiety which then in turn helps you to sleep better. So, what else can you do to keep fit and healthy whilst heeding the advice about staying at home? It is important to plan your day which will help you find a focus. Aim to minimise stress by using the time wisely: read that book, learn a new language or a new recipe, clear out the cupboards - it will all help. For older people, [...]
Top Tips - Avoid Falling How to stay safe at home and avoid falling As more elderly people want to stay in their own homes for longer we try and support their wishes however to can and here are some top tips to help avoid falling. Around one in three people over 65 and half of over 80’s will have a fall every year. Even if you fall and are not hurt, a bad fall can shake your confidence. Most falls are the result of a combination of factors including physical health, mental health, poor [...]