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‘“Is there a doctor in the house?”

‘“Is there a doctor in the house?” No, but Jennie’s here!’ Local lady, Jennie Kemp, who works as a caregiver at local home care company, Home Instead Senior Care Dartford, came to the rescue of an elderly lady in a coffee shop by using her first aid knowledge gained through her career in care.

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Self-neglect is a growing problem

Self-neglect is a growing problem in the UK’s elderly population, but if we spot it soon, we can avoid the consequences of it.

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MP Gareth Johnson visits HISC Dartford

Home Instead Senior Care Dartford welcomed local MP, Gareth Johnson, to their offices last week to display the progress the business has made since opening in September 2019.

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Stay Cool in the Heat with Home Instead

Older people in particular can be more vulnerable to the effects of a heatwave for a number of reasons – their bodies don’t adjust as easily to changes in temperature, they may have dementia and forget to stay hydrated or have long term health conditions like diabetes or heart problems which make them more at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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Benefits of mindfulness for older people

Russell Treasure, Mindfulness Coach from Manchester, has kindly written a guest blog for Home Instead Senior Care (nationwide), offering tips and guidance on mindfulness for older people. Our office in Dartford had the pleasure of hosting two sessions with him for our team over the past few months, to bring some calm in these uncertain times.

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Protecting Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 Scams

COVID-19 has seen a proliferation of Coronavirus related scams. Scammers are experts at exploitation. The novel Coronavirus pandemic has left many people vulnerable, and people who are vulnerable are, unfortunately, much easier to exploit. Knowledge is power! Protect your loved ones by familiarising them with the most common types of COVID-19 scams, the means by which scammers target people, and actionable tips for identifying and combating scams.

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Future proofing care in Dartford

Home Instead Dartford has launched a new care package to support people who are self-isolating, who perhaps need companionship visits and support with errands. Another service has been created for those discharged from hospital and need help to make a safe and full recovery. The third service uses a range of technology to monitor a loved one’s health at home and provides reassurance to family members that they are safe and well.

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Jobs boost in Dartford for kind-hearted CAREGivers

Local home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, which provides care to older people in their own homes across Dartford and several surrounding towns and villages, has announced their plans to recruit more CAREGivers as the demand for care services spirals.

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A Mindfulness session with Russell Treasure for our t

Our team of CAREGivers did not stop when lockdown started but kept going and took on extra calls and responsibilities to help our clients through this crisis. We thought it would be a good time to arrange a ‘Mindfulness session’ with Russell Treasure, a Mind Coach, showing us how to concentrate on the present moment and surrounding environment rather than rehearsing the past or imagining the future.

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Caring for CAREGivers so they can care for you

During this time, it’s so important to us that our CAREGivers and office teams feel confident and happy to be able to do the wonderful job they are doing caring for older people. There have been challenges for everyone and for us at Home Instead Senior Care, we wanted to make sure our CAREGivers were happy in their role so that they can continue to deliver the best person-centred home care possible.

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Dartford living Magazine June 2020 edition

Looking after your loved ones from a distance

Delighted that our office appears in June 2020 edition of Dartford Living Magazine

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Self-neglect is a growing problem

Are you worried that your elderly relative is no longer able to look after themselves properly? Are you concerned that your loved one is experiencing self-neglect?

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