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How do I pay for care?

The subject of paying for care can be a confusing one, with so much information available, it’s difficult to grasp the true facts.   In England, if the person needing care has savings and assets (capital) worth over £23,250, then they do not qualify for any local authority funding and will be classed as self-funding […]

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The importance of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a vital part of an elderly person’s recovery and general wellbeing, it can give someone the confidence to lead an independent life as well as learning how to cope with certain physical restrictions.   A physiotherapist will use a series of stretches and exercises to give you better mobility and in turn, a […]

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Visiting a care home for the first time? Here’s everything you need to know

Looking for a care home can be a daunting experience for everyone involved, so we’ve put together this simple guide to give you an idea on what to expect during your visit. First Impressions First impressions count for everything. And at Chilton House, we want you to feel comfortable from the moment you walk through […]

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5 ways to help a loved one stay active when the weather turns

It can be difficult to maintain an energetic lifestyle and stay motivated when winter sets in. With colder days and darker nights, it’s easy to forget that you still need to be active. According to The Physiological Society, elderly people who remain inactive can rapidly lose muscle mass over time, which in turn hinders mobility. […]

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Positive mental attitude for older people

We see so much in the press about getting older which is all doom and gloom. Developing dementia, becoming immobile, being in pain… it’s no wonder that most of the population dread the inevitable coming of old age. However, working with older people day in and day out really does wonders for showing you that, […]

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The key to successful rehabilitation for older people

Sometimes older people end up in hospital. It may be a planned event, such as a general operation or joint replacement, or it might be more unexpected, following an accident, illness or fall. Whatever the reason for their admission, the days and weeks following discharge can be crucial to their successful recovery.

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Getting the Right Care After a Hospital Discharge

There are many reasons you might need to go into hospital. From planned operations to resolve ongoing problems to emergency admissions following a fall or accident. Nobody likes to be in hospital, and often the first question asked will be ‘when can I go home?’. Although the hospital must make sure that you’re fit and […]

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What is Convalescent Care?

The term ‘convalescence’ refers to a period of recovery or recuperation, and where better to do it than in the beautiful surroundings of Chilton House? Here at the home, we offer full convalescent care, catering to a variety of needs with a focus on getting the person back to good health and ready to continue […]

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Helping older people to stay hydrated this summer

We’re well into the warmer weather, and hopefully all set to enjoy a beautiful summer. Most of us recognise the importance of hydration, particularly when the weather is hot, and take pains to tell our children to drink more water to stay well. But, did you know that the worst demographic for allowing themselves to […]

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Short stay care: All your questions answered

Sometimes known as respite care, a short stay in a care home can be a golden opportunity both for the carer and the cared for person. Here at Chilton House, we have many requests for short stay care and see first-hand just how beneficial these mini breaks can be. If you’re not sure what short […]

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