Home Instead Puzzle & Quiz Booklet Combats Isolation

13th October 2020, Home Instead – Greenwich & Bexley is launching a Free Puzzle, Quiz and Information Booklet to help older adults cope with isolation during the lockdown. Since the lockdown has started the Corona Virus Pandemic has had profound impact on all our lives, especially to the older adults. The second wave of COVID-19 has brought further stricter rules and lockdown measures in the country.

Home Instead – Greenwich & Bexley that supports older people in in their own homes so that they can live longer in the community. During this difficult time, it is so important that company like Home Instead continue to advocate for those in the community who are particularly vulnerable—those who are facing this pandemic with all of the stress and uncertainties around it. Many older people are vulnerable and suffering from complex mental health condition or simply living with Dementia are now facing further social challenges. People delivering frontline care services such as CAREGiver, Nurses or Physiotherapists play an important role of advocating for those who are unable to speak or be effective heard as never been more important, and now more than ever, it is crucial that we continue to work collaboratively and with determination to ensure vulnerable people remain safe in the community within the constraints of the current situation.

According to Lucy Atcheson, a counselling psychologist, says that “during the isolation we start to miss “micro-lifts” that we normally have peppered throughout our day without even necessarily realising” so, when we are alone at home alone, we need to create micro-lifts, it has to be something that generates a sese of achievements”. Although for younger people sense of achievements could be completing a marathon or doing Snowdonia Summit, however, for older people it could be as simple as completing a jigsaw puzzle or a crossword that gives them sense of achievement and Home Instead booklet not only enable them to combat with loneliness but also give that “micro-lift” as Lucy Atcheson suggests.

Fatta Thapa, Director of Home Instead – Greenwich & Bexley said, “we are printing 1000 copies of these booklet and aiming to distribute to our existing clients, GP surgeries, local pharmacies, supported living facilities, community centres, charities and various other organization we work with”. He also added, “As an Outstanding home care provider, we don’t only provide care for older people, but also enhance their lives through our creative and innovative approach to living well in the community”

For more information please contact Home Instead – Greenwich & Bexley on 020 3771 8424 or visit their website at www.homeinstead.co.uk/greenwich-bexley

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Home Instead Free Puzzle, Quiz & Information Booklet