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Spending the evening in with an old friend!

By |2018-02-22T13:07:54+00:00February 5th, 2018|News and Views|

A pet is a perfect friend For many of our senior citizens living in Oxfordshire or Berkshire, owning a pet provides enormous amounts of companionship. Pets can also help to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Owning one can increase social interaction and physical activity for both pet and owner. Maintaining a routine All pets need [...]

Fire Prevention – what you need to know

By |2018-07-23T09:06:58+00:00January 15th, 2018|News and Views, West Berkshire Live-in Care|

People over the age of 65 are more likely to die in a fire and yet there are some simple things we can do to reduce this I recently attended an “Adults at Risk” training session at Newbury Fire Station. It was extremely valuable and I have certainly changed some of my ways at home. For [...]

Companionship: A Piece of Cake!

By |2018-02-19T13:06:49+00:00January 14th, 2018|News and Views|

Companionship: A Piece of Cake! Those in the health and social care profession, either working as a live-in or domiciliary carer, may have one of the most underrated jobs. When most of us think of a carer, we think of a person who has to go into somebody else’s home to help administrate medication, provide [...]

Tips on care for the Elderly During Winter

By |2018-02-19T12:56:08+00:00December 21st, 2017|News and Views|

Tips for Looking After the Elderly During Winter Most of us in Oxfordshire will either love or hate winter, but we always need to be aware of the hazards it poses. Therefore, we should all think more proactively about how we can help the elderly. Anyone in Oxfordshire who may be vulnerable could need more [...]

Dehydration in elderly people, an age old problem

By |2018-07-23T09:07:21+00:00November 29th, 2017|News and Views, West Berkshire Live-in Care|

Dehydration is an age old problem. Throughout our life, our sense of thirst prompts us to drink more fluids in order to stay hydrated. Recently, research evidence has found that as we get older our sense of thirst reduces. Therefore, the risk of dehydration in elderly people instantly increases. Dehydration is a frequent cause of [...]

Benefits of live in care for families

By |2017-10-11T10:01:22+00:00July 5th, 2017|News and Views|

Live-in care not only benefits those being cared for but has additional benefits for families. Choosing the right care for your parents or relatives can be extremely distressing but Mumby’s know from experience families who choose live-in care over a nursing home will also enjoy benefits they may not have even thought of. Relieve the [...]

Conducting Well-Being Dementia in the Family

By |2017-12-21T10:34:57+00:00July 5th, 2017|News and Views|

Trevor Mumby’s book on coping with Dementia in the family. Conducting Well-Being With Dementia In The Family What is Dementia? Dementia refers to a person’s inability to store facts from what they are experiencing around them. Some of the well-known diseases that produce it, include Alzheimer’s, Pick’s, Multi-infarct Dementia, Huntingdon’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Parkinson’s. ‘A [...]

Five top tips to avoid falls at home

By |2018-02-19T14:10:59+00:00July 5th, 2017|News and Views|

Every year, 5,000 people die shortly after a hip fracture –that is more than one person every two hours. Hip fractures are the most common cause of injury related death. Nearly one in five of those accidents take place in residential or nursing homes. Mumby's Live in care services provide the level of support you do [...]

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