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Care company delivers compassion on the frontline

The team at Home Instead Senior Care East Herts & Uttlesford has been working hard to help people stay safe and happy in their family home, living in their community during COVID-19. The Sawbridgeworth based company provides care and companionship for older people, helping them to continue living in their homes across Bishops Stortford, Hertford, Sawbridgeworth, Ware and the surrounding towns and villages.

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Have you heard of reminiscence therapy?

This is a psychotherapeutic approach to managing the symptoms of living with dementia

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Top Ten 2019 Moments

2019 has been quite a year at Home Instead Senior Care! There have been some exciting milestones such as reaching 200 offices in the network and launching our very first TV advert. But ultimately it comes down to supporting our clients to live independently in their own homes and we’re proud that our offices UK wide have delivered more than seven million hours of relationship led care this year alone!

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Ten Years Service

Ten Year Service to a Great Man

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East Hertfordshire Be A Santa To A Senior

This year Home Instead Senior Care, Jackson Square Shopping Centre and Elements Home and Garden. Are working together making sure that we don’t forget our Nannys and Granddad who are alone this Christmas. All we ask is that you can bring a gift that Santas Helper's can leave for an Elderly person and in return, you get to see Father Christmas and my friends and I may have a little something for you in return. Come and see Father Christmas on 14th and 21st December from 10am to 5pm in Jackson Sqaure. #BeASanta , #EastHertsBeASanta

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Survey Reveals Happy Clients and CAREGivers

Home Instead's CAring service have been rated 'First Class' in a recent survey to thousands of its clients and CAREGIvers UK wide

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Peace of mind for you and your family

Home Aware is a service designed to support older people to live in their own homes for longer and give some added peace of mind to loved ones and families when supporting someone to live at home. The majority of us would prefer to live in our own homes for as long as possible, but in later years that can mean getting a little bit of help here and there. The service watches out to see that things are as they should be at home. Devices connected to the internet within the Home Aware Essential solution look out for these everyday activities such as boiling a kettle, using the microwave, and moving around the home.

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Just because your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer

Just because your loved one has dementia or Alzheimers, doesn't mean they can't enjoy a visitor's company. It takes skill and patience from both sides to ensure the visit is enjoyable. Here are our top tips you can share with your loved one's visitors ahead of time: 1. Minimise distractions by keeping the environment calm and quiet. Switch off the TV, radio and consider limiting visitors to just one or two at a time. 2. Arrange the visits at a time of day when your loved one is typically feeling their best. 3. Have visitors introduce themselves, even if you're sure they know who the visitor is. E.g "Hi Grandma, I'm Sam your Grandson." Be prepared to do this a few times during the visit. 4. Speak slowly and clearly. Keep at eye level consider their field of vision: try and sit or stand right in front of your loved one rather than off to one side. 5. Give your loved one extra time to speak or ask questions. Never rush them. Use open-ended questions because there are no right or wrong answers. 6. Come prepared with an activity in mind such as a photo album, book to read out loud together, game or favourite music to listen to. However, it's also ok to sit together in silence- they may enjoy this just as much as talking. 7. Enter their reality. Go with the flow even if your loved one says things which are odd or don't make sense. What tips would you give for engaging with people living with dementia?

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Proud to be shortlisted for LaingBuisson award

Nominations for this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, one of health and social care’s most coveted, have been announced and we’re thrilled to announce that Home Instead Senior Care made the shortlist! This year the awards, dubbed the Oscars of the health and social care world, received a record level of nominations with over 400 entries from across the sector.

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Home Instead brings music to people with dementia

Home Instead Senior Care has pledged its support to BBC Music Day 2019 by getting as many people singing for dementia as possible by 2020.Across the UK, a number of Home Instead Senior Care offices will be taking on musical activities on September 26th which marks the fifth day of its kind to focus on music and wellbeing and highlight the power of music to inspire and bring people together.

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Global event to drive positive ageing

Home Instead Senior Care UK were thrilled to be part of the very first Silver Economy Forum held in Finland this week. The event saw more than 600 world leaders from 50 countries collaborate to positively reposition ageing. Our CEO Martin Jones joined Home Instead founders Paul and Lori Hogan and other US colleagues including CEO Jeff Huber and Chief Advocacy Officer Jisella Dolan at the two-day event.

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Herts Muscial Memories Bishop's Stortford

We are proud to support and provide care for people in our local community and our latest music event builds on the success of our other regular music event and brings it to Bishop's Stortford.

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