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Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Myths: Know the Facts when Caring for Your Relative Diabetes can happen at any age, and for the elderly, it’s a disease that can especially affect their lives. The good news is there are ways to manage the disease for an elderly loved o ne. Type 2 diabetes is a large problem in the [...]

March 1st, 2016|

Care Choices

Conversations on care: care choices Choosing care for a loved one can be a stressful and sensitive time for the entire family. There’s a wide variety of services available and it is never too early to start thinking about emotional, practical and financial plans if your loved one needs extra support. It can be difficult [...]

December 9th, 2014|

Internet for the Elderly

Silver surfers: Internet for the Elderly Last year more than three times the amount of over 65’s used the internet than in 2006 with many now using the web for their banking, shopping, entertainment, and social interaction – so called silver surfers. However over 5 million older people have never accessed the web. Reports suggest [...]

December 7th, 2014|

Keeping wrapped up this winter

Winter can be a particularly challenging time of year for older people; keep your loved-one safe and warm by following these top tips… Keeping warm inside the home as well as out is vital in order to help limit a range of health problems that are more common in the colder months, including strokes, chest [...]

December 6th, 2014|

Care cover at Christmas time

Care cover at Christmas time If you’re planning time away this Christmas or are unable to be with your loved one over the holiday season, Prestige Nursing + Care can help fill the void by helping your loved one with personal care and offering support and / or companionship, giving you peace of mind over [...]

December 5th, 2014|

Addressing an ageing population

Addressing an ageing population The growing number of older people in the UK presents a number of major challenges as well as opportunities. Statistics show population ageing is forecast to continue, with the number of people in the UK aged 65 and over increasing by nearly two-thirds to reach 15.8 million by 2031. Britain is [...]

December 4th, 2014|

Conversations on care

Conversations on care: it’s good to talk Research shows nine in ten people would like to be cared for in their own home. However, with three-quarters of older people not discussing their wishes with family members, care decisions are often left until crisis point. Looking to the future can be very difficult; many find it [...]

August 27th, 2014|

Comfort Keepers’ Carers Week celebrations

Comfort Keepers' Carers Week celebrations Over the week of 9th-15th June Comfort Keepers celebrated Carers Week by recognising the great contribution of informal carers to our local community. We treated a number of clients, and their informal carers, to two hours of free respite services. One in eight adults in the UK are carers and [...]

August 27th, 2014|

Tips for alleviating arthritis

Tips for alleviating arthritis this autumn One in five of the adult population is living with arthritis in the UK and as the weather turns colder, symptoms of the disease can worsen. We’ve put together some top tips to coincide with National Arthritis Week (12th-19th October) to help keep your loved one comfortable this season. [...]

August 27th, 2014|

Hospital discharge

Hospital discharge: know the facts A hospital stay can be a worrying and, on occasion, a confusing time for you and your loved one. We’ve put together some handy facts about what to expect from the hospital discharge process, information on the choices available and advice so you can help the process run smoothly. Planning [...]

August 27th, 2014|