Growing old can bring challenges, both for the person who’s ageing and for their family. It can be frustrating for our loved ones because they can’t do everything they used to and feel like they’re losing their independence. At the same time, it might be worrying for their family as they might not be able to be there whenever their loved ones need them.
Bespoke Home Care Services in Northampton
There is a popular saying and belief that ‘home is where the heart’ is and at Home Instead Northampton we truly believe that continuing to live at home in the place you know and love is the most comfortable solution as you age.
Ageing is a natural part of life that can make simple daily tasks become increasingly challenging. However, our professional CAREGivers from Northampton can support you to maintain independence at home with our bespoke, specialised range of home care services.
We are Home Instead Senior Care Northampton; the area’s leading home care provider. Our high-quality elderly care at home services were rated Outstanding by the CQC and are designed to fit around the specific needs of you or a loved ones life.
Leading Home Care Provider in Northampton
Home Instead Senior Care Northampton was set up by Ray and Jo Warburton as part of the national Home Instead family. Our highly trained team of compassionate CAREGivers provide professional home care in Northampton.
Our services are designed to support your individual requirements so whether you require home help and housekeeping in Bugbrooke to companionship care in Ravensthorpe, or more intensive dementia care or palliative care in Collingtree, we will work with you and your loved-ones to provide the support you need to continue living in your own home.
Whatever your home care needs are, Home Instead Senior Care Northampton are here to help you so please get in touch below.
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On Thursday 12th September the Home Instead team enjoyed a social gathering at the Windhover Pub in Chapel Brampton. Ray Warburton, Managing Director commented we have had a very busy few months and our CAREGiving Team have been absolutely brill in supporting each other and indeed their clients during the peak holiday period. Our CAREGiving team go above and beyond to make a difference with their client’s and it was very good to see everyone relaxing, socialising and enjoying a nice meal together.
A fall can be a huge set-back for an older person and potentially cause serious injury or death. Falls cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year and account for 4 million hospital bed days. A fall can often be the first step in decline for an older person, but it does not have to be this way. With proper guidance and support at home, older people can keep their independence and stay ‘falls free’. There are many ways to stand up to fall and here at HISC we offer FIVE KEY-WAYS to help prevent falls amongst older people. Should you require a full brochure for your perusal or to show a family member then don’t hesitate to contact the office on 01604 211190.
With the hot weather in mind Home Instead Northampton wanted to remind you of ways to keep your elderly loved one’s cooler during this time. Top tips to stay cool: • Avoid the sun during peak times between 11am & 3pm. • Keep hydrated – even if you’re not thirsty it’s important to drink plenty of water or fruit juice, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol as this increase’s dehydration. • Choose clothing, which is light in colour, lightweight and of loose fitting. • Wear a hat whilst out in the sun • Take cool showers and baths when possible. If you’re out and about, use a cotton hankie soaked in cool water and place it on the back of your neck and on your wrists. Run your wrists under a cold tap too. • Choose the coolest areas of your home, keeping curtains and blinds closed to prevent sun heating up rooms, especially your bedroom. If you have elderly neighbours check please check on them and make sure they are ok. Our CAREGivers also need to make sure they are well hydrated whilst providing home care in Northampton too!
I fell into care quite by accident. A friend of mine wasn’t happy with the care she was receiving, and it was her daughter who approached me to support her & I loved it! After about 2-years I decided to take a leap into Domiciliary care, and I loved it even more. I loved everything about it, especially my clients. I came to Home Instead in January 2019 and I haven’t looked back. I have a fantastic client base whom are all local to me. In my spare time I volunteer for South Northants Community Responders (SNCR). We work alongside East Midlands Ambulance Service attending calls, anything from welfare checks to cardiac arrests. Often, we are the first on scene, because we are already in the area, especially in the case of more rural areas, where we can start life-saving skills. SNCR is a Registered Charity, we are ‘Local People, saving Local Lives.’ All our kits are paid for by the scheme, from funds we have raised ourselves. Recently I became part the Events and Fundraising team. I feel very honoured to be part of this team which gives me the chance to do more for the scheme. As a Registered Charity we raise funds for our kits. Each kit cost approximately £2000 with the defibrillator costing £1000. As the scheme has now double in size with new responders joining the scheme, funds for their new kits is our top priority. Home Instead have been so supportive of my volunteer work and have even donated prizes for our Summer Raffle this year. For that I am humbly grateful, because ‘to us, it’s personal.’
Gillian Corney has now worked 3-years full years with Home Instead Northampton following her assessment training in June 2016. Congratulations to Gillian for achieving 3-years’ service but what makes this extra special is the fact that during her time with Home Instead Gillian has a 100% attendance record which is a remarkable achievement. Gillian works with a select group of clients with whom she has offered reliability and continuity of support for our valued clients. As a thank you Gillian was presented with a £100 Voucher and a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her outstanding service. Well done Gillian!