So what exactly are Age-Friendly Homes for later life? Tip 1: Age-friendly homes are ones that meet your needs at all stages of life, but particularly in later life. But here is the problem - only about 8% of UK homes have the 4 main features that make a home accessible. Step-free entranceWC on the … Continue reading Age-friendly Homes – The Basic Principles
Are you part of the Sandwich Generation? And no, it is not 'Ladies who Lunch'! Do you have caring responsibilities for your children AND your parents (or an older friend or family member)? If so, you are part of the Sandwich Generation - and you are likely to be 'Time Poor' - especially if you work … Continue reading Are you part of the Sandwich Generation?
And wow, what a crisis this is.... There is no doubt that publicly funded health and social care is in a pickle. Moreover, the population is ageing and there's a shortfall in the human capital needed to deliver good quality care. Something has to change. And the good news is that there is a solution - … Continue reading Making Financial Sense of the Health and Social Care crisis
Time to get your CPD underway It is always good to get your Continuing Professional Development underway early in the year - and there are plenty of courses and conferences to choose from this Spring. Why don't you start by signing up to our Newsletter that is full of tips, tricks and sector know-how: For … Continue reading CPD and Training for Professionals in the Inclusive Design and Later Life Sector
Tip 1: Talk together Use your time together this winter to find out what they are thinking and feeling. Your relative may be keen to reassure you that they are fine and don't need any support or help, even if you think they do. There are many reasons why this happens, including: They may not … Continue reading Tip 1 – Talk to your relative or loved one if you are worried about them
Tip 1: If you are concerned about your relative, talk to them and find out what they are thinking and feeling. That is to say, you can't help them if you don't understand what it is that they want or need. And they may not want a Residential Care Home, only 7% of people favour … Continue reading Are you visiting older relatives this Christmas?
Think about your vision for your retirement. Have you actively considered the role your home will play in making that vision a reality? Many people forget to consider this - it's often the neglected piece of the retirement jigsaw. When you've lived in a property for years, it's hard to pick up on little things … Continue reading Your Home – the last piece of your Retirement jigsaw?
'An Englishman's Home is his Castle' - castle, house, bungalow or narrow boat - it doesn't matter what shape it is, just so long as we can call it home. Our home is part of our identity, we choose it (for the most part), furnish it, decorate it and choose who we let into it. We … Continue reading Live at Home for Longer into Later Life