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7 Ways to keep your home warm this Winter

With the nights drawing in and the days getting shorter the cold hasn’t been far behind and I don’t know about you but it’s certainly been a challenge to get warm at times and we’re not even into the heart of the Winter months yet. So if you’re like me and wanting to heat up your home whilst keeping the cost down, we have out together a few tips that will help you keep warm this winter without breaking the Bank.

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Have a Dementia Friendly bonfire night

We all love bonfire night, a night to spend with family and friends enjoying some tasty food, warm drinks and of course the spectacular fireworks and bonfire. But something else to consider would be to how we can make bonfire night a bit more friendly for those living with Dementia. Fireworks and bonfires may cause distress to those who are living with Dementia, so in order to make sure that the fun of Bonfire Night is shared by all we have put together a few things to think about to make a Dementia Friendly Bonfire Night.

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CAREGiver With Client

5 Reasons to Become a CAREGiver at Home Instead

At Home Instead Senior Care everything we do is solely based on relationships. We don’t do 15 minute visits, the minimum visit is an hour that way you have an opportunity to build a relationship and rapport with your client. A key part of being a CAREGiver with Home Instead is companionship and we want you to have that opportunity to put a smile on your clients face and make their day!

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CAREGiver and client using GrandPad

Stay in Touch with GrandPad

Staying socially connected is key to a happy and healthy life. As people age, staying connected to the outside world can sometimes be a challenge due to physical constraints or frustrations using technology. That is why Home Instead Senior Care has introduced a new simple to use technology called GrandPad. GrandPad is a tablet device designed specifically for older people and is available as part of a service from Home Instead Senior Care.

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Home Instead Oxford Announces Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Home Instead Senior Care Oxford announces Defence Employers Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

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Booking Now! Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Friends & Family Workshop

Our next Friends & Family Alzheimer's & Other Dementias Workshop will be held on 23rd July 2019 at our offices in Kidlington. Facilitated by Katie Smok, our Dementia Lead, previous workshops have received excellent feedback. Katie has recently attended training in the Positive Approach to Care delivered by world-renowned practitioner Teepa Snow and, where appropriate, she will share the techniques she has learned to support people living with dementia. The timings of the session will be planned around the availability of attendees on 23rd July 2019. Whether you’d just like to know more about the condition or are seeking to develop your own expertise in managing behaviours for supporting a loved one, this is the workshop for you. If you would like to attend, please contact Katie Smok on 01865 841362 or by email at katie.smok@homeinsteadoxford.co.uk

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Council Tax Demand

Council Tax Rebates for People Living With Dementia

Sometimes, as a care professional you can think you've seen and heard it all. Sometimes, people surprise you by telling you something you should have

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Home Instead’s Alzheimer’s Care Programme

Home Instead’s Alzheimer’s Care Programme

Last week, Home Instead Senior Care’s national office ran another round of Alzheimer’s CARE Training. The course received a 100% perfect feedback scor

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Winter Warmer Tips

Winter Warmer Tips

As the nights draw in and the forecast shows falling temperatures, Home Instead is offering some simple advice for older people to help you to stay sa

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