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Recognising An Alcohol Addiction

Recognising An Alcohol Addiction

  Most of us enjoy indulging our favourite tipple now and again and doing so can be an enjoyable way to unwind. However, the urge to imbibe can become problematic for some – and it is important to keep an eye on this as we age! After all, alcohol comes in third...

How Much Does Live-in Care Cost?

How Much Does Live-in Care Cost?

The prospect of a loved one in need of care can be a daunting one – not least of all because, notoriously, it can be difficult to piece the potential costs together.  We at Heritage Independent Living understand how vital it is for families and carers to be able to...

Heritage Independent Living Coronavirus Message

Heritage Independent Living Coronavirus Message

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow” – Orison Swett Marden  The pandemic has undoubtedly changed us, including the way we think about what is important to us. It is as much a health...

What Is A Live-in Carer?

What Is A Live-in Carer?

For many who require care and support, the idea of residential care or a residential nursing home may be off-putting for a number of reasons. You, or your loved one, may not wish to leave home or might want to retain as much independence as possible. In these...

Benefits of Gardening for the Elderly

Benefits of Gardening for the Elderly

It is safe to say that those who were once an avid gardener are still just that in spirit. It is also a certainty that gardening is something it's never too late to take up! If you have imagined gardening as an activity that is off the cards for seniors, think again....

Hip Fractures In The Elderly & How To Avoid It

Hip Fractures In The Elderly & How To Avoid It

It is an unfortunate truth that the older we get, the less dense our bones become. Being aware of this as we age is invaluable when it comes to avoiding falls that may result in a break. In particular, hip fractures are incredibly common, while being an experience...

Inspiring Elders: It’s Never Too Late To Achieve Something Great!

Inspiring Elders: It’s Never Too Late To Achieve Something Great!

Experiencing the current coronavirus pandemic is stirring up a lot of motivation to help others. From fundraising for the NHS to volunteering with one of the many community support schemes springing up around the country, these tough times are certainly bringing out...

Providing Quality Care During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Providing Quality Care During The Coronavirus Outbreak

During this challenging time, many are experiencing concern for how best to take care of their elderly loved ones. Those of us working to provide such care understand the gravity of ensuring that every possible step is taken to safeguard everyone involved. We hope to...

Why Is Dancing Good For You?

Why Is Dancing Good For You?

  We all know that some mental and physical decline seems to come part-and-parcel with getting older, but one activity, in particular, seems to hold super-powers when it comes to keeping decline at bay. From boosting vitality and mood to sharpening memory and...

11 Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Later Life

11 Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Later Life

Far too many of our elderly population today experience loneliness. Modern families tend to live further apart, and some of the older members of our communities simply don't have the local support network that they need in order to feel fulfilled in life. After a...