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Getting The Elderly Online

Getting The Elderly Online

The elderly and the internet is not a combination we generally put together. However, the over 65′s are currently the fastest growing group on Facebook, and are statistically also the most active group on dating sites. If you think about it, the elderly actually have the most to gain from being online as age and declining health restrict their outings…read more →

End Of Life Care

End Of Life Care

Palliative care is the term often used when an illness someone is suffering from is no longer thought to be curable, so the care instead focuses on relieving the patients symptoms and improving quality of life for them and their family. Medication is tailored to relieve pain, symptoms and the stress of the patient’s serious illness, to make life more…read more →

Funding Care

Funding Care

The issue of finances is a huge worry for many older people – from worrying about how they will pay for care to the pressures of paying for heating bills and food. If you or your loved ones decide that you need care, it’s important to realise that you’re not alone in the process and there are many ways in…read more →

Winter Advice For The Elderly

Winter Advice For The Elderly

Many people begin dreaming of a white Christmas at this time of year. The excitement as the snow begins to fall and wondering whether it will settle. But for many, such as the elderly and infirm, winter can be a time of isolation and misery where they are housebound and often left potentially fight for their life. Physically the cold…read more →

Respite Care

Respite Care

At Shaw, our respite care offers friendly, warm accommodation to provide a break for those caring for loved ones at home. Everyone needs a rest and some time for themselves, so our nursing and residential care homes offer a warm, friendly environment in which you can be happy that person will be safe and content during their time with us….read more →

North West Branch Shaw Community Living

North West Branch Shaw Community Living

The whole of Shaw Community Living has an excellent reputation for high standards of care and consistent professionalism throughout the UK care sector. The Wigan Branch covers all areas of the Metropolitan borough of Wigan and provides a flexible and reliable home care service complete with highly skilled support workers. Staff are fully trained to meet the highest standards of…read more →

Hazel Court Care Home

Hazel Court Care Home

Situated in a residential area, Hazel Court is a specialist care centre for those with dementia. Purposefully built in 1995, Hazel Court is in close distance to Wandsworth Common, and is within walking distance of the neighbourhood’s local amenities. The care home consists of single room accommodation within three family units, complete with lounges and dining areas, all of which…read more →

Combating Loneliness

Combating Loneliness

We’ve all experienced the feeling of loneliness from time to time, but we tend to be lucky in the fact that a friend or a family member are just a phone call away. For some people, this unfortunately isn’t an option. This could be because they don’t know how to use a technical device or they just don’t have anyone…read more →

Protecting the elderly from crime

Protecting the elderly from crime

Even with the economy slowly back on the rise, crime is still a growing concern for many throughout the UK, especially for the elderly. It’s a distressing prospect that criminals target the vulnerable, but there are ways in which their homes and safety can be secured and protected from criminals. Those who are older tend to fear crime in itself,…read more →

Depression in the elderly.

Depression in the elderly.

Depression is not a normal part of ageing. When people get older, more often than not they may encounter events such as the death of a loved one, increased isolation and medical problems that can really lower your mood and prevent you from enjoying life like you used to. Depression can go much further than altering your mood such as…read more →