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A guide to home security for the elderly

Aging in place can be seen as a benefit for the elderly, and it certainly is. Whilst an abundance of caring services are available to ease most difficulties in day-to-day life, it’s important that the elderly take the necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and their home from theft.

Unfortunately, the older generation can be seen as easy targets for thieves and robberies. This is down to a combination of their general vulnerability, but also their upbringing – a time where it wouldn’t necessarily be considered a risk to keep the front door unlocked, for example. (more…)

How animals can improve quality of life

The benefits of owning or being around an animal are widely-known, but they can hold particularly true for the elderly. Whether they’re living at home or visiting a care home on a regular basis, pets and animals have a positive influence on the elderly, both psychologically and physically. (more…)

By |April 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The benefits of taking up Tai Chi for the elderly

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art – it’s a meditative form of exercise that focuses on both the mind and spirit. Whilst the slow and graceful movements of Tai Chi may not seem like much, the aerobic exercise is a lot more dynamic than it looks and holds so many benefits for people of all ages. (more…)

By |February 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

6 simple ways to help prevent injuries and illness in the elderly

As you get older, an increase in trips to the doctors and sometimes the hospital is unfortunately very common. However, there are some things that the elderly can do to help prevent any nasty injuries or illnesses. (more…)

By |January 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Are you eating healthily?

You may find that as you grow older, your relationship with food changes slightly. Certain foods that you once loved start to not agree with you, and you might find your appetite has decreased significantly too. However, it’s incredibly important that you stick to a balanced diet so you can keep as fit, healthy and strong as possible. (more…)

By |November 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to improve your sleep as you age

As we get older, we start to see changes in our sleeping patterns. For example, we tend to become sleepy earlier on in the evening and wake up earlier in the morning. However, disturbed sleep and insomnia are two things that are not to be considered an inevitability of growing older. (more…)

By |November 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What the elderly must watch out for this winter

It’s so important that we all keep an eye on elderly neighbours and family members when winter hits. Whilst it’s the season of cosying up and Christmas, there are also a number of dangers that we must all look out for, especially the elderly. (more…)

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

When should you start considering care for a loved one?

Whether it’s an idea that you’ve already looked into or one that has barely crossed your mind, professional care for a grandparent or parent includes a wide variety of services that might just be ideal for your circumstances or situation. (more…)

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Autumn’s here! What should you be aware of?

Summer is coming to an end and autumn is creeping in. With a change in season comes a change in weather and temperatures, as well as a change in things to look out for, particularly for the elderly.

At Angel Carers, we like to do what we can to ensure that you or your loved ones are safe and aware of any potential dangers around you or them. So, what should you be aware of in the autumnal months? (more…)

By |September 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Simple tips for the elderly to prevent falls

As you get older, falls can become more frequent because of physical changes and certain health conditions. Even the smallest fall in the street or at home put you at risk of injury – in fact, falls are one of the main causes of injury for the elderly.

However, there is no need to be nervous every time you leave the house. There are measures you can take to help prevent falls happening. (more…)

By |September 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments