Ageing. What’s all the fuss about? Does it deserve all of the negative connotations that it comes with? The rather unfavourable outlook on getting older is somewhat perpetuated by the younger in society.
But instead of getting us down, we should embrace ageing. And in today’s world, there’s a whole array of upsides for the elderly - and we thought we’d refresh our minds as to what they are.
Meet Joyce, AKA Grandma Williams. Blogger, Tweeter and Anti-Ageism campaigner, she’s 80+ years old and proud of it. Joyce has caught our eye here at Abney & Baker, as she shares the same positive attitude and lust for life as we and our clients do. So let’s take a look at what she’s been up to.
Keeping our homes tidy and maintaining personal hygiene are important aspects of our everyday. If levels of household cleanliness and/or personal hygiene are starting to fall, then some people may be in need of help. Our Personal Care service covers an array of day-to-day tasks that provide options to families. Additionally, clients can tailor their own experience with us so that we can help where it really matters.
Eating properly is key to maintaining physical and mental health. In people’s later life and for people with an illness or a disability, preparing meals and eating healthily can become more of a challenge. We explore some common signs on what to look out for if you’re worried about yourself or a loved one and how our Domestic Support service may help.
Over the festive period, in between the opening of presents, sitting down to meal times and watching Morecambe & Wise reruns, we’ve been listening to Radio 4’s presentation of Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives. It’s a fascinating examination of ageing over the ages and across the globe and we’ve been reflecting on the author Carl Honoré’s ideas and what we can learn from them. Read our blog to see what we discovered.
If you or your family are looking at the prospect of social care, it’s hard to know the best time to start using it. In this blog, we want to discuss how to spot the signs of people beginning to need extra help and show how encouraging more social interaction can help too.
For society to work, everybody needs to feel part of it. Social care helps people experience life to its fullest by providing extra help when it’s needed. It is a collaboration between local authorities and private specialists (like us) that ensures everybody across our communities are cared for.
In September Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced a cross-party strategy to tackle loneliness in the UK. At Abney & Baker, we’re taking on loneliness by providing the support for individuals and families that are most affected by it.
We welcome the return of Channel 4’s heartwarming social tv experiment Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. Only by highlighting the difficulties facing our elderly to a large audience can we begin to tackle them together.