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Community Involvement

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It is our mission to change the face of ageing and improve the lives of elderly people across the country.

The way we deliver our unique at-home care service is one of the ways in which we 'make a difference', but we are also committed to reaching out to the broader community.

Through our local offices we run a number of schemes and initiatives which take us to the heart of the communities we serve. Some see us sharing our extensive knowledge and best practice and others simply allow us to spread some happiness.

Senior Fraud Protection

Incidents of scams involving older people are increasing at an alarming rate, putting many older people at risk and threatening to strip them of their assets, their independence and their trust.

It's time that this distressing criminal activity was brought under control, and we are taking steps to help with the launch of our Senior Fraud Protection programme and the accompanying Senior Fraud Protection Toolkit.

Being taken in by a scam causes significant emotional distress to older people. Fear about the likelihood of a scam happening again can take a long time to recover from and the breach of trust that scammers cause can lead to isolation as seniors withdraw from social interaction.

For many older victims of fraud it is impossible to recover financially. The money that the con artists drain is often the product of a lifetime of saving and many older people find that they have their financial independence snatched away from them.

By working with and giving information and advice to our clients, family carers and members of our local communities through workshops, seminars or informal coffee mornings we can raise awareness about the ways in which older people can avoid being taken in by scams.

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Family Dementia Workshops

Home Instead Senior Care has worked with leading experts in Alzheimer's disease and dementia to develop a City & Guilds accredited training programme for our CAREGivers to help them care for the growing number of people living with dementia.

Through our Family Dementia Workshops we are now sharing this knowledge with family members and the broader community. These workshops are free to attend and arm family carers with effective techniques for managing the sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation.

The programme of workshops is ongoing, so look out for one in your local area or you can also view an online tutorial.

See our Alzheimer's & Dementia Care section for more information on coping with dementia.

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Be a Santa to a Senior

At Christmas time we like to spread a little happiness and our Christmas gift-giving scheme allows us to do just this!

Working with local community groups, charities or hospitals we identify older people who might not receive a gift at Christmas time. We then work with local retailers to facilitate the purchase of gifts by placing a special Christmas tree in their shops. Each tree carries Be a Santa to a Senior gift tags detailing a specific gift for a particular recipient which can be purchased from that location.

We then encourage members of the public to select a gift tag and purchase the gift. These are subsequently collected, wrapped and distributed by the team at Home Instead.

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