A Walk Down memory Lane

SENIOR care specialists Home Instead have opened a community hub to help benefit people suffering from memory loss.

‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ is designed for local people within the Lytham St Annes community including carers and the elderly as a place of relaxation and help for people experiencing the effects of memory loss and dementia.

Based at Lytham Primary Care Centre, the walk-in centre will be manned each week by staff from the Fylde-based company which specialises in supporting the families of older people. Home Instead provides non-medical care of older people within their own homes, ensuring they remain independent to stay at home where they are happy and comfortable.

The Home Instead hub has been designed in a way where people experiencing the early stages of memory loss and dementia can look back on fond memories of yester-year. There is a nostalgia wall where brands of a bygone era are on show and also an interactive tablet providing advice for carers.

Sophie Hoyle, director of Home Instead, said: “We want this to act as a home away from the home for the community and in particular carers and those experiencing memory loss. It can be an uncertain time for many people and we want them to know we will be here for them.

“People love looking back at old memories and nostalgia can act as a way of helping them cope with their condition. This is here to make a real difference to people and having it part of the Primary Care Centre is vital for the community as people can come and go as they please.”

For more information on the hub or any of the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care please visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/fyldeandwyre or call 01253 738355

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home