Helping to keep our parents and relatives independent, safe and happy at home for as long as possible is our goal.
This section is full of good ideas from useful advice on adjustments you can make to your home or that of an elderly relative so that it becomes warmer, more secure and more energy efficient.
Few of us want to think about “what if” but a bit of advance planning and getting organised.
There are lots of ways to make the home safer and easier to live in, our checklist here should help.
This is a section on gadgets and tech which can make an amazing difference to someone’s well being and security.
Simple home security measures that can be taken to ensure your or your parents’ home remain safe and sound throughout the day and into the night.
A few little home improvements can make a massive difference for older people who due to health and mobility issues, may not be able to get out as much as they’d like.
It’s hard to know when to help and what to do sometimes. Our guide should help you decide if more help is needed.
There are many agencies offering Independent Living Advice which aim to enable elderly people to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
The world of mobility aids can be quite confusing, so here’s our guide to the top 8 mobility aids.
Our friends at Nottcutts Garden Centres have given us some great ideas.
Technology is a great way of staying connected and supporting elderly with computers.
There are lots of ways to help your parents stay in their own home, search our Local Listings for cleaners, gardeners and transport schemes, all of which might help make life a little easier. You will also find lots of useful information on our national pages, such as
- Downsizing tips – our easy checklist to getting the process started.
- Guide to hiring a carer – it can be a very emotional process, take a look at all the considerations.
- Parents moving in with you – you have to be 100% certain this is the right move.
- How to employ a care agency – advantages and disadvantages of employing a care agency.
Check out our Norfolk Blog section with interesting news from local people and organisations working towards improving later life in Norfolk. Also, why not drop into our FORUM it’s a great place to chat to other people in similar situations and share your own advice and experiences.