News and events

Hydration

Hot Weather Warning

Although, many of us welcome the sun and warmer temperatures, it can also be harmful to your health with some people at more risk than others, especially the elderly.

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Dawn

Dawn's Story

We spoke to Dawn our recruiter on what it is like to work for Home Instead Cannock. Dawn has not always been our recruiter as she explains.

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CAREGiver and client

‘One of the most rewarding hours’

Here at Home Instead Cannock we’re hiring for CAREGivers! Are you looking for a job with flexible working hours and immense job satisfaction within your local community? To give you an insight into what it is like one of our CAREGivers Tracey emailed the office to let us know about a visit she had with her client last week which she considered ‘one of the most rewarding hours’.

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Sue

CAREGiver Stories: Sue’s journey

We interviewed one of our CAREGivers Sue. Read her journey from operations support manager to CAREGiver.

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Tony

Gardening during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

Back in September we spoke to one of our clients about how he is keeping himself occupied during the pandemic. Tony told us all about how he grows his own fruit and veg and all about how he tends to his garden.

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Tony's Garden

How gardening can help boost your mental health

As we all move through this pandemic, it has never been more important to prioritise mental and physical health. There’s growing evidence that gardening can benefit our mental health. Gardening can have several positive effects on your mental and physical health that can be explained via the 5 steps to mental wellbeing.

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People might not always be who you think

Scam awareness and how to protect your loved one

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that there were 3,279,377 fraud offences against adults in England and Wales in the year ending June 2020. Anyone can become a victim of fraud however, sadly, the main targets that fall within these numbers are the elderly.

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Daughter and Mum

Using Technology to Stay Connected: Maureen’s Story

We caught up with one of our clients Maureen and her daughter Lesley to find out how they kept in touch during lockdown and what other technology Maureen uses to help her day to day.

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Jean and Ann

Using Technology to Stay Connected: Jean’s Story

We caught up with one of our clients Jean and her daughter Ann to find out how they kept in touch during lockdown.

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Maureen and her daughter

Using Technology to Stay Connected: Introduction

The internet and technology have come a long way over the years, and many of our clients have witnessed technology impacting the world in many ways. From communication and the invention of the telephone, to travel and the moon landing, the advancement of entertainment such as vinyls and DVDs, as well as huge medical developments.

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client and caregiver eat together

Dementia: The impact upon nutrition

Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is part of everyday life and is important for a person’s physical and mental health wellbeing, not at least for elderly people living with dementia.

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Fluff the cat

99 year old proves pets are the cure to loneliness

Peg, a 99-year-old animal lover from Cannock, has been highlighting the power of pets in providing a cure to loneliness, especially during lockdown.

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