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Fire Prevention – what you need to know

By | 2018-01-16T12:02:48+00:00 January 15th, 2018|News and Views|

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 | 2018-01-14T10:40:50+00:00 January 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 personal care [...]

Tips for Looking After the Elderly During Winter

By | 2017-12-21T13:33:15+00:00 December 21st, 2017|News and Views|

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

Dehydration, an age old problem

By | 2017-11-29T16:15:35+00:00 November 29th, 2017|News and Views|

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 to the elderly of dehydration instantly increase. Dehydration is a frequent cause of [...]

Benefits of live in care for families

By | 2017-10-11T10:01:22+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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 for avoiding falls

By | 2017-09-14T13:47:14+00:00 July 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 commonest cause of injury related death. Nearly one in five of those accidents take place in residential or nursing homes.   The live-in care hub’s report Better at Home found that those [...]