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Help at Home: Making Life Easier

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.

 

Just in case, and planning ahead

Few of us want to think about “what if” but a bit of advance planning and getting organised.

Making it safer to live at home

There are lots of ways to make the home safer and easier to live in, our checklist here should help.

Assistive technology in Norfolk

This is a section on gadgets and tech which can make an amazing difference to someone’s well being and security.

Home Security - Keeping Safe

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.

Home Improvements - Boost natural light and your mood

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.

Time to step in?

It’s hard to know when to help and what to do sometimes. Our guide should help you decide if more help is needed.

Independent Living in Norfolk

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.

A Guide to Mobility Aids in Norfolk

The world of mobility aids can be quite confusing, so here’s our guide to the top 8 mobility aids. 

Making gardening easier!

Our friends at Nottcutts Garden Centres have given us some great ideas.

Get to grips with IT

Technology is a great way of staying connected and supporting elderly with computers.

Next Steps

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

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.

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