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Supporting Lonely People In Our Community

Supporting Lonely People In Our Community

At this time of the year we can all be left feeling a little bleak. This is also a season in which older members of our communities may struggle the most with experiencing loneliness. What we each too-often forget is that the act of supporting others can reward us in...

9 Useful Tips To Understanding Our Elders

9 Useful Tips To Understanding Our Elders

As two generations age in parallel, there comes a strange moment in which our roles tend to reverse. For our elders, this is not so much a regression, but a natural slowing that naturally comes with getting older. For those of us among the younger generation, we may...

Hip Fractures In The Elderly

Hip Fractures In The Elderly

  Prevention and Cure: Covering Your Bases When It Comes To Hip Fractures As we age, many of us experience an increased fear of injury. Frustratingly, this comes with good reason! Many of us will experience a loss of mobility, or stability, in our senior years....

Caring For Someone With Dementia

Caring For Someone With Dementia

Caring for someone who has dementia and learning how to navigate interactions with your loved one under changing circumstances can leave you feeling incredibly unsteady. All too often, carers can experience great stress and exhaustion, because of the physical and...

Can Dementia Be Slowed Down?

Can Dementia Be Slowed Down?

  A diagnosis of dementia can be a heart-breaking experience, for the recipient and their loved ones in equal measure. However, when faced with this difficult prospect there is no need to feel helpless. While there is sadly still no known cure for dementia, there...

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....