Helping to reduce loneliness while remaining active and Healthy at Home
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Here at Home Instead Reading Reading, we help keep our communities of Reading, Earley, Winnersh, Shinfield, Pangbourne and surrounding areas, stay connected with loved ones by providing a companionship and befriending service using a team of kind and compassionate Care Professionals.
We understand that providing companionship on a regular basis has a huge impact on health. Our wide range of services are available throughout Reading, Earley, Winnersh, Shinfield, Pangbourne and surrounding areas and include anything from daily activities, social activities, help around the home, a cup of tea and a natter to personal care.
We aim to ensure we can help improve the lives of people we work with and positively impact their mental health and well-being.
As we age, we can sometimes feel more vulnerable alone and experience feelings of social isolation, especially after a bereavement, a slight decline in health or mobility has reduced and become limited.
Loneliness can impact health and is known to be associated with depression, appetite and a decline in physical activity. Utilising a companionship care service has many benefits and can help to reduce these feelings quite significantly.
According to AgeUK, over 2 million people in the UK will feel lonely or isolated over the age of 50, even more so since the coronavirus pandemic. Our befriending services help to provide the right support while offering companionship.
We can keep your loved ones company and get them to enjoy a range of activities or get back to doing what they used to enjoy.
Here at Home Instead Reading, we believe that age shouldn’t be a barrier to adventure and happiness. Our Care Professionals love to support independent living and encourage a positive social life in the community.
Having a companion and someone to talk to can help improve your quality of life and offer a feeling of self-worth. Our Care Assistants provide a companionship service for older adults to enjoy company, a friendly face and share stories over a cup of tea.
What makes Home Instead Reading unique is that we provide companion care visits for a minimum of 1 hour, this allows us to build fantastic relationships with clients and spend quality time without the need to rush.
We use an app to update all information from our home care visits on a daily basis. This includes;
Family members can log in and instantly see how the visit went using a safe and secure portal that is only visible to the direct family upon request.
Using this portal has been a fantastic way of reassuring family members that their loved one is safe and their health and well-being are monitored and looked after while they remain in their own home.
Our Care Assistants are wonderful, kind-hearted people who go above and beyond to help keep our client’s safe, protected and smiling at all times.
Common Activities Our Care Assistants Help With
Our office has a team of highly-trained Care Assistants who will come to visit you and make an activity plan that incorporates mental and physical activities that you really enjoy.
Now is the time to embrace technology. There are amazing gadgets available that are simple to use and that can really help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
For example, easy-to-use radios that are preprogrammed to your favourite music channels and handheld devices can connect you to your family or favourite quizzes and games with one or two touches of your finger.
Talking and listening are some of the most simple pleasures in life. Having a companion like a Care Pro with you is often a lifeline that provides peace of mind for families when they cannot be there themselves.
We aim to support people to live as happily and independently as possible, with dignity and respect. We will help to encourage individuals to help themselves while motivating them to stay active and healthy for as long as possible.
Our goal is to positively impact people’s lives by allowing them to live a happy and independent life at home.
If you think you or someone you know could benefit from our companionship & befriending service, please get in touch today. We would be happy to advise you on the best solution available.