Carers Week Home & Garden Furniture for the Elderly

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CARERS WEEK 2008 WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9-15 JUNE

 More details will appear on this site in December 2007

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS PUT TO TEST UNDER STRAIN OF CARING

 

New survey reveals far-reaching impact of caring on all aspects of life

A new, in-depth survey of 3,500 carers has uncovered the negative impact that their role can have on the relationship they enjoy with their partner. Six in 10 of those questioned admitted that their sex lives had taken a back seat as a direct result of their caring responsibilites.

 

Two thirds (66%) of those surveyed said their relationships had suffered as a result of caring, while 60% said they had little quality time together with their partners. Yet the all-consuming nature of caring is such that when carers did get time to relax, more than a fifth (21%) used it to catch up on their sleep.

 

The survey, launched as part of Carers Week (11-17 June), sheds light on the devastating effects that looking after a loved one can have all aspects of a carer’s life. The research looked in detail at carers’ feelings about a range of issues, including finances, career, health and relationships.

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Garden Furniture Resources for the Elderly or Less Able

It can be very difficult and awkward for the old or disabled to access traditional garden chairs (see new for 2017 furniture site here ). This is due to them being quite low down, and often with flimsy armrests which make getting in and out of them tricky, as it requires a lot of upper body strength. It also makes it difficult to sit for long periods, as often the lumbar support will not be adequate enough for someone who is frail or has had recent injuries or surgery in the lower back area. This is why we always recommend you choosing a high backed chair, that also has thick and sturdy arm rests, and can recline to an angle that supports the person’s natural sitting position. To the best of our knowledge, currently the best UK retailer for this is Gardencentreshopping.co.uk, who offer a range of reclining furniture (https://www.gardencentreshopping.co.uk/reclining-furniture) that is both sturdy and supportive. It has the added benefit of being weatherproof, meaning you can leave it outside all year round, without having to strain yourself to get it inside. You can also browse our news section: http://www.carersweek.org.uk/newsroom/

Updated October 2017: We now advise you to purchase a high backed reclining garden chair for better lumbar support and comfort outisde (note if you have a medical condition always consult your doctor first).

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