Retirement villages are becoming a popular option for people aged over 55 who want the convenience of having support on hand for their later years combined with the independence of living in a home of their own. However they are not everyone’s ideal way of life. There are many points to consider before you make a lifestyle decision as big as this.
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In recent years there have been many doom and gloom reports about the UK’s ageing population, and the cost to the UK economy. Yet a recent report by an older people’s charity estimates the value that older people added to the economy during 2013 at £61 billion.
Every year thousands of people are missing out on benefits which they are entitled to, but are not claiming. Over £5.5 billion in benefits go unclaimed every year in the UK. There are over 50 different types of benefits, so the system can seem very confusing.
A stairlift can transform your quality of life overnight, allowing you to access another floor in your home in a comfortable and dignified manner even though your own mobility is limited.
People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis will on average take six times as many days off work due to ill health than others in the workplace. This means they are missing around forty days each year because they are too ill to attend work.