National Care Home Open Day – 16th June 2017

Care homes across the country will be flinging open their doors today to welcome visitors as part of National Care Home Open Day, now in its fifth year. Care Home Open Day is about connecting people. It’s about enriching the lives of the UK's care home residents by reminding people that care homes in all

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Easy Container Gardening

Many of Embrace’s older residents find gardening a relaxing way to pass the time and seeing their seedlings and bedding plants blossom or bear fruit gives them a real sense of achievement and purpose. With the inevitable aches and pains that come with advancing years, getting outside and managing a garden space with all that

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to check for a stroke and how to reduce your risk

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off following blockage of an artery (ischaemic stroke) or haemorrhaging (haemorrhagic stroke), causing symptoms which can be distressing and are often life threatening. Supply of blood to the brain is critical, without it cells can become

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Laughter – the Best Medicine?

Are there really health benefits in humour and laughter? We all enjoy a good laugh, don’t we? But did you know having a giggle can actually have a genuinely beneficial effect on our health? In the last decade there have been a number of studies in different countries across the globe that have endeavoured to

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|