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Care About Dementia Campaign for Dementia Action Week

Dementia Care Tips

Our campaign #CareAboutDementia is all about raising awareness of living with dementia and some of the things we can all do to help when caring for a person with it.

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Community Engagement Lead Sue East new to Home Instead

Introducing Suzanne, Our new Community Engagement Lead

Hi my name’s Suzanne and I’m the new Community Engagement Lead at Home Instead...

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Care About Dementia Sign

How we Care About Dementia

More than half of the UK has been affected by dementia in some way, but many people are unsure how to act around a person living with it.

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Client and CAREGiver at hospital desk

Reduce your risk of hospitalisation

A British Red Cross report last week revealed a startling increase in the level of hospital readmissions. Figures showed a 22.8% increase since last year with the number of people being readmitted to hospital within 48 hours accounting for one in five emergency readmissions. It is often the case that vulnerable people reach a crisis point before they receive support and this is something we at Home Instead want to help prevent. We want to help older people to live well at home for longer and reduce the risk of them being hospitalised. Here, we offer FIVE ways to help keep your loved one out of hospital.

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Client and CAREGiver Selfie

Music is the key to unlock happy memories

Pat French is 87-years-old and has dementia with Lewys bodies, the third most common cause of dementia in the UK. Despite struggling to recognise her family at times, the grandmother from Bedford can still remember all the words to her favourite songs. That’s everything from the country melodies of American singer Jim Reeves to the folk music of Australian-influenced band ‘The Seekers’. And it’s little things that trigger these musical memories such as picking up a poppy from the dashboard of her Home Instead CAREGiver’s car and breaking into verse singing ‘I Vow to Thee, My Country’.

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Mother and Daughter CAREGiver

Caring in the family this Mother’s Day

or mother and daughter duo Lynette and Amy, caring is most certainly in the family this Mother’s Day. Mum Lynette Lownsbrough, 71, joined Home Instead Senior Care Darlington last year and just three months later her daughter Amy, 34, joined the caring company.

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Living Wage Employer Table set up for CAREGiver Day

March CAREGiver Day Raffle 2019

Once again we're back with the results of our monthly CAREGiver Day Raffle. Well done to all our winners and good luck next time everyone!

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Martin Jones Director of Home Instead

Martin Jones appointed to The Silver Line Board of Trustees

We are proud and delighted that our Managing Director, Martin Jones, has been named as a Trustee of The Silver Line, the charity founded by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE in 2012. The Silver Line is the UK’s only confidential, free helpline for older people and provides invaluable support for many people.

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Rosemary Shrager creates recipes for Home Instead

Home Instead Senior Care joins forces with Rosemary Shrager to launch recipes

Home Instead Senior Care has launched a series of new recipes with top chef Rosemary Shrager as part of an initiative to get older people eating again. The campaign has been created in response to new research that says nearly one in 10 (9%) older people admit they rarely get to eat their favourite nostalgic dishes.

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You Can Care week Post

Dispelling FIVE myths about working in care

You may have thought about a job in care or may even know people working in the sector. Maybe you’ve just picked up on some of the news talking about what it’s like working in care. There can often be misconceptions about what it’s like and here at Home Instead Senior Care, we want to address FIVE common myths which have been answered by our CAREGivers themselves. So if the thought of working in care appeals to you (or even if it has never crossed your mind!) take a read of some of the myths and realities…

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MP holding YouCanCare Campaign Sign

Social Care Campaign Puts Spotlight on a Career in Care

The Minister of State for Care has officially kicked off a home care company’s latest campaign to encourage more people to consider a career in care.

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Client and CAREGiver having Dinner together


Sometimes misconceptions can get in the way of people applying for a job in care. In this blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions by people who may be verging on a decision to make a career change. This blog is intended to show you exactly why #youcancare.

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