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Making the Living Room Safer for Older People

As we work around the house to discover the best ways to make the home a bit more safer for older people, we now return to downstairs and take a look at the Living Room. Fifteen percent of falls are caused by a slip or a trip on the same level, e.g. falling over a mat or a rug*. So with that in mind let's take a look at what we can do to make a difference and make the Living Room safer as we grow older.

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5 Things To Do While You're At Home

We know that sometimes finding this to do to keep yourself entertained at home can be a challenge so we have put together a few ideas to help keep you entertained in the home!

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We've Launched a Podcast!

In an effort to make public information more and more accessible Home Instead Senior Care Swindon & Oxford’s online content will now be available in podcast format.

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Making the Bathroom Safer For Older People

After our first article which covered the options to make the Kitchen safer for older people. This week we are going to be looking at making the Bathroom safer! The chance of slipping and falling in the bathroom is higher than other rooms – slippery floors, low toilet seats and manoeuvring in and out of the bath can all pose a risk, particularly if you are less mobile or become frail. So check out below for some tips and equipment recommendations:

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Power of attorney

Why Do We Need Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Conversations about Lasting Powers of Attorney is often something that can get left until later in life. The reality is that no matter the circumstances, Lasting Powers of Attorney are essential for everyone at the earliest possible moment.

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Making Homes Safer for Older People

The vast majority of people would prefer to grow old in their own homes rather than face moving in to a care home. Making sure your home is a safe., comfortable and practical place to live is key for you being able to live well at home for longer. Over the next few weeks we will be breaking down some key things to think about; room by room in your home to help you stay safer at home for longer.

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Christmas Party 2019

Christmas Party 2019!

Wednesday the 18th December saw us hold our annual Christmas party at Kidlington Baptist Church event for clients. It even seemed the Sun had made a special appearance for us too after all of this dreadful rain we have been having, hopefully we don’t have this rain over the Christmas period!

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Santa and Gifts

Be A Santa To A Senior!

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is here and, with Black Friday sales already kicking off the excitement for the big day is already building! We’re only a month away now which means we all start to get just that little bit more excited as the days tick by. While we all think about all of the gifts that we plan on getting our loved ones and hope to receive from friends and family. We invite you to spend time thinking about those who may not have the opportunity to receive gifts this Christmas. So this year, why not take the opportunity to Be A Santa To A Senior!

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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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Fireworks

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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