What Is Home Care?

Home Care 101

You might be wondering what Home Care actually is. Do you or a loved one need it? Home Care, or domiciliary care, supports individuals to live independently in their homes.

The care and support you need will vary as your situation changes and your care will change with you.

What To Do After An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

So I've got Alzheimers. What next?

If you've had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, we want to equip you and your loved ones.

Memory aids can help you stay organized and ensure you take all your medications. Working with an occupational therapist may help you to stay independent for longer.

How Safe Is Your Home?

Keeping Your Home Safe

Home safety is important at any age but as we age or struggle with a disability, our needs may change.

Some of the things we need to consider are storage of medications, indoor air quality and handling food. It is also important to prepare for extremes of temperature. Snow and ice are slip risks, and there are health risks with clearing it too. Summer might seem a long way off but extreme heat is also dangerous.

This guide gives some easy steps to maintaining a healthy home.

Managing Your Pain

Osteoarthritis: Symptoms and Support

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis, especially in older adults. You may have pain and stiffness in your knees and hips or in the small hand joints.

Although it cannot be cured, there are lots of things you can do to manage the symptoms.

Hydrated and Healthy

How Much Should I Drink?

It's especially important for older adults to drink throughout the day. Staying hydrated can reduce the risk of falls, improve constipation and increases overall health.

To know if you're drinking enough, check your thirst, your urine and your mood! Do you have dry lips, headaches or feel thirsty? All these are signs of dehydration. So is dark yellow and strong smelling urine and low blood pressure.

Water is best, but milk, juice and coffee also help.