Talking calendar watches, radio controlled clocks, LED light wands, liquid level indicators and even a labelling machine were amongst the innovative and useful gadgets trialled by caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care in Macclesfield thanks to a visit from a team from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) from Peterborough.
Now, armed with their enhanced knowledge, the Home Instead caregivers are able to advise and assist the clients they visit who may be partially sighted or suffering from dementia and who might benefit from access to some of these aides.
Home Instead care manager Kevin Antrobus explains:
“As caregivers we visit our clients in their own homes on a regular basis and we are in a unique position to help our clients as we can see the challenges they face. If we can suggest ways in which we might improve their quality of life and help them to stay living independently for longer then we will try to do as much as we can.”
Michelle Lee and Amy French from RNIB brought samples of some of the 1200 products that they have available. As the largest national charity they are able to offer these products at very reasonable prices and they also have a Helpline, Tel 0303 123 9999, offering practical and emotional support.
Home Instead Senior Care is one of the UK’s leading at-home care providers. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you would like more information about the services offered by Home Instead or would like to find out about becoming a caregiver, call 01625 616227 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/macclesfield