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5 Tips for Hosting a Picnic for Your Care Home Residents
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5 Tips for Hosting a Picnic for Your Care Home Residents
With weeks of warm days and long summer evenings ahead of us, now is the perfect time to throw a picnic party for your residents in your care home garden. Hosting a picnic is a fantastic way to make the most of the fine weather, and it will ensure your residents get some fresh air, too.
COVID-19: What Gifts to Take When Visiting Relatives in a Care Home
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COVID-19: What Gifts to Take When Visiting Relatives in a Care Home
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many of us will have sorely missed visiting our older relatives and will only have had the option of a telephone call or waving through the window. Now that the restrictions are being carefully eased, we are happily able to spend some time seeing them in person again – at a safe distance.
Occupational Therapy – How It Can Help You
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Occupational Therapy – How It Can Help You
Many people have heard of occupational therapy but won’t know what it actually does or who it is for. Read our guide to learn more about it and how you can access it for yourself or someone you know.
Roll-a-Bowl is Good for the Soul
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Roll-a-Bowl is Good for the Soul
Finally, some of us are able to get back a little bit or normality from the past months of shielding from COVID-19. Slowly, the towns are coming alive, beaches are filling up and pubs and restaurants are poised, ready to go.
Eastenders TV Star Highlights Dementia
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Eastenders TV Star Highlights Dementia
Ross Kemp is more likely to be known for playing the hard man Grant Mitchell in Eastenders than for an emotive subject such as dementia but his latest series of ‘Ross Kemp: Living with…’ probes into the ‘real impact of dementia’.
COVID-19: Rewind, Record and Rejoice
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COVID-19: Rewind, Record and Rejoice
Many families are keeping in touch with older relatives through phone calls, letters and video calls. We are checking they are keeping well and have enough to occupy them as well as ensuring their mental health is not suffering.But how many of us are using this time as a special opportunity to get to know them better?
COVID-19: Lockdown Ideas for Those with Late-stage Dementia
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COVID-19: Lockdown Ideas for Those with Late-stage Dementia
Are you caring for someone who is living with dementia? If so, you will likely be finding the coronavirus lockdown proving difficult, especially if that person (or persons) is in the later stages of dementia.
COVID-19: Sow the Seeds of Happiness for Older People in Care Homes
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COVID-19: Sow the Seeds of Happiness for Older People in Care Homes
While some areas of society are gradually emerging from the shadows after weeks of isolation due to the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping the world, care homes and older people continue to shield themselves from the outside world until a solution is found. This may be a breakthrough in medication to halt the deadly symptoms or a vaccine, whichever comes first.
COVID-19: Activities That Help Prevent the Spread of Infection
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COVID-19: Activities That Help Prevent the Spread of Infection
Activity Coordinators can often be seen as a godsend to busy care home staff in that they bring fun and laughter to residents whilst also freeing up some much-needed time for other carers to go about their daily tasks.
COVID-19: Keep Calm and Carry on Creating
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COVID-19: Keep Calm and Carry on Creating
How life changes? It seems only a short while we were reading about the latest post-Christmas diet to get ‘beach ready’ to the devastating news of this tsunami-like tide of Coronavirus sweeping our world and destroying lives in its path.