September 21 2018
A local lady has won a competition to name a brand new care home in Sidcup.
December 27 2017
From Skyping on Christmas morning to karaoke festive sing-alongs, Jason Axford, one of Care UK’s lead experts on older people’s care, believes that the increase in technology in all our households provides lots of opportunities for families to help older members keep in touch and to access the things they love.
He said: “Music, songs and films are wonderful ways for families to connect and for memories to be re-awakened. The festive season gives us some great ways to have fun that can establish patterns of re-connecting for the coming year.”
For many older people, the world has become a much smaller place in their lifetime due to communications technology and travel. Christmas is a time to really benefit from the opportunities this brings.
Jason’s five ways to use technology to support older people – including those living with dementia
Jason said: “I recently taught my father to use FaceTime and I was amazed when he used it the next week to contact me at a conference. It was wonderful, mum chipping in in the background, popping into view like a Jack-in-a-box. I could see they were well and we felt more connected than if we had made a phone call.”
September 19 2018
Milner House is inviting the local community to celebrate its refurbishment with an exclusive first look inside the purpose-built facilities.
September 10 2018
NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved oneneed to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.