Musings


Musings from the Close to Hand team

America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most link

America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most

Could the same happen in the UK? Find out how Close to Hand is working to combat this mounting social care issue and is finding new ways to meet the increasing need for support and care as we age.

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Old age companionship – why having friends as you age matters link

Old age companionship – why having friends as you age matters

The harsh reality is that as people grow older their social circle shrinks as they lose friends and loved ones, but their need to have meaningful interactions with people doesn’t diminish. Find out how you can fill the gap and find companionship.

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Redefining the working day – truly flexible work link

Redefining the working day – truly flexible work

The traditional working schedule doesn't conform to most people's lives, or their workflows. In our experience flexibility and choice works for both parties, so let’s redefine the working day.

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Stepping in before an ageing parent needs advanced care link

Stepping in before an ageing parent needs advanced care

Having a Home Helper for Grandma has been a breakthrough for our family and we believe that it’s improved Grandma’s quality of life

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The Sandwich Generation: caught between caring for their children and supporting ageing parents link

The Sandwich Generation: caught between caring for their children and supporting ageing parents

Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation?
If you're caught between caring for your children and supporting your ageing parents then the answer is yes. Don't worry you're not alone.

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Time to quit your job and find a new one with a sense of purpose?  link

Time to quit your job and find a new one with a sense of purpose?

It’s that time of year when many of us evaluate our lives, set goals for the year ahead and vow to find balance in our busy schedules. For some this means leaving the job that makes them unhappy in search of something new and fulfilling.

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