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What does the term Sundowning mean?

Why do I hear people referring to ‘Sundowning’ and what does it mean? The term ‘sundowning’ is often used to refer to the fact that some people living with dementia can experience a worsening of their confusion or restlessness towards the end of the day. At Randolph Hill nursing homes, we try to avoid applying […]

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Residents Enjoy a Varied Activity Programme

Activities are more than an opportunity to keep our Randolph Hill residents entertained. Activities for older people in nursing homes play a key role in supporting wellbeing by providing mental and physical stimulation, which contribute to remaining healthy, fulfilled, and happy. You can view an example weekly activity programme here. Whether it’s tailored exercise sessions, […]

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Managing Flu Season When Caring for a Loved One

With the switch to cooler weather, comes the arrival of flu season. Influenza, or ‘flu’, is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Some people experience a mild illness when infected, but flu is not just a bad cold. . Flu can last 7-10 days, and you […]

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Making a Loved One’s Space Feel More Like Home

Understandably, the move to a care home or nursing home can be a difficult one. The change of surroundings can be disorientating and worrying, especially if you have lived in your own home for so long, collecting cherished memories along the way. At a Randolph Hill Nursing Home, we want to make sure our residents […]

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Nutrition for Older People

Why is Nutrition for Older People so Important? Good nutrition is important at any age. Eating the right mixture of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and fuelling our bodies with plenty of water, gives us both mental and physical energy, and it can help to maintain a healthy weight. Good nutrition can also help to ward […]

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The Benefits of Residential Dementia Care

Group of residents gardening

When it comes to living with the symptoms of dementia, there can be a lot of uncertainty, especially when behavioural and emotional changes can be hard to predict. This can cause stress, confusion and frustration, for both the person and their family. If you are caring for a loved one who is living with dementia, […]

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Interacting With a Loved One Living With Dementia

Resident interacts with staff member

If a loved one is living with dementia, you may have noticed the way they interact has changed. They may speak less often, repeat themselves, have difficulty finding the right words, or easily lose their train of thought. Dementia presents in many ways and can be unique to the individual, but the most important thing […]

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The Career of a Care Home Nurse

Every member of staff in a care home is vital to the health and wellbeing of its residents, but one role that’s particularly valuable is that of a staff nurse. In nursing homes, registered nurses provide round-the-clock care for residents, and they may also be responsible for supervising the care given by other members of […]

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When Should You Consider a Care Home?

If you’ve been caring for a loved one then helping them to make the decision that it is time to move into a nursing home can be stressful and fill many people with guilt. It can be even harder when you are making the decision on their behalf. However, in many cases nursing homes can […]

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