Home care in Farnham

Care at Home in Farnham

When people start thinking about needing help at home instead of being able to live totally alone, they sometimes worry that they will have to move. This is not necessary or a particularly good idea, because if you have been a resident in a town for a long time, it will be full of memories and being in familiar surroundings makes all the difference to anyone with dementia or just feeling their years a bit.

Home Instead carers in Farnham all know the area really well, but they are always learning something new – for example, not everyone these days has time to take long walks, but it is an even bet that most people who were kids in the fifties went for long tramps along the Harrow Way, armed with a jam sandwich and a bottle of warm pop. This is still a popular walk and for any Home Instead clients who are still up for a yomp, a great way to spend an afternoon – but perhaps without the warm pop!

Another great day out and one with a lot of schoolday memories for Home Instead clients is to Farnham Castle, managed now by English Heritage. In keeping with the military flavour of most towns around Farnham, the castle was the home of the Camouflage Development and Training School in the Second World War and many Home Care clients in Farnham are likely to have some amazing stories of that time – who knows, perhaps some of them had dads who were taught there.

Read our article 'Five Places for Walks in Farnham'

Farnham seems to have been a bit of a hotbed of famous people and there are no doubt many reminiscences to be shared with a Home Instead carer about the TV stars of yesterday who came from Farnham. Gerald Flood was an actor who was always on the telly in the sixties and anyone who remembers the early Dr Who episodes (mostly the ones starring Peter Davison) will know his voice as he was the robot Kamelion. He was a Farnham resident until just before his death in 1989, so most home care clients will have memories of him around and about the town. Or they may have gone to school with Bill Maynard, who was born in Farnham.

Coming closer in time but always a good subject for a chat with your Home Instead carer is the fact that Jonny Wilkinson, England’s world-cup winning kicker grew up in Farnham and played at ‘mini’ level at the Rugby Club. The memory of watching him play as a child would be a very special one and well worth sharing.

We're proud to be a leading care agency in Farnham. If you’re interested in receiving home care for yourself or a loved one, please get in touch via our contact form (click here) or by calling us on 01252 758716. Whether it is companionship, home help, personal care, dementia care or live-in care, our ‘outstanding’ rated team can help you to remain living independently in your own home.

We also offer a home help and housekeeping offer for anyone, no matter your age or ability. You will have all the benefits of a home helper in Aldershot with the added peace of mind that they are also a trained Care Professional, able to use their skills if the need arises.

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