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As we get older it is important to remain as active as possible, not only to keep in physical shape, but it has been proven that exercising and socialising with others is key to improving mental health.
In an attempt to combat social isolation across Sheffield, we have put together a What's On Where Guide which provides a list of easily accessible activities in Sheffield such as; Choir Groups, Dance Classes, Art groups, Lunch Clubs, Coffee Mornings and many more!
We hope that our guide will encourage people to get involved in the community and ultimately, reduce social isolation.
Take a look at our guide using the link below!
If you would like more information about our WOW Guide or organise an activity within Sheffield and would like it to feature in our next WOW Guide then call us on 01142 469666
Senior Snippets: Exercise
Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Snippets: our advisory column with the older members of our community in mind, brought to you by Bryn Evans of Home Instead Senior Care in Sheffield.
In this instalment, I will be providing you with some easy and effective exercises specifically designed for older people.
Everyone knows that it’s good to exercise to stay fit and healthy, but with adults aged 65 and over spending an average of 10 hours a day sitting down, maintaining an exercise regime for older people is vital. Whilst you should check with your doctor before engaging in any kind of exercise, the following are simple, low-intensity NHS-recommended exercises which can still make a difference to your health and wellbeing:
- To develop and maintain upper back flexibility, sit on a chair and cross your arms with your hands on your shoulders. Using just your upper body, twist to the left and hold for five seconds before twisting to the right.
- To stretch your calves, place both hands against a wall and, keeping both feet flat, bend one leg whilst stepping the other behind you, keeping it straight. You will feel the stretch in the straightened leg. Repeat with the opposite leg and alternate three times.
- To strengthen leg muscles place your hands on the back of a chair and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Slowly bend your knees as far as you can, keeping your back straight. Slowly raise yourself up and repeat five times.
- To improve and maintain balance, face a wall and stretch your arms out so that your fingertips touch the wall. Lift one leg, keeping the other one slightly bent, and hold for five to ten seconds. Repeat three times for each leg.
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Home Instead Senior Care are proud to announce our commitment to the Sheffield Dementia Alliance to provide these groundbreaking family workshops as an ongoing initiative. These Free Family Education workshops are delivered in four parts and due to popular demand the numbers are limited, so your early reply would be greatly appreciated. The workshops are as follows:
Day 1 - Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia’s
Day 2 - Capturing Life’s Journey
Day 3 - Techniques to handle challenging behaviours
Day 4 - Activities to encourage Engagement
It would be ideal for people to attend all four sessions to gain an all round knowledge and use the course to its full potential. Once you have done so you will receive a Learners certificate. It does not matter in which order you attend as we will continue with the workshops throughout the year.
The Home Instead Senior Care, family workshops will educate and support people to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition. It will also arm family carers and others in the community with effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation.
Although we believe family member will benefit most from these workshops, we are not limiting to only them. The workshops will be available to local people living and working in the community, in fact, they will be accessible to anyone who may interact with someone with dementia.
Our Next Workshop
If you would like to attend please call 0114 246 9666 or email email@example.com
Our last inspection by the UK's Health and Social Care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) took place on the 17th December 2013, with a report published in January 2014. The report confirms that we are meeting all the national standards set by the CQC including
Consent to care and treatment
Care and Welfare of people who use services
Safeguarding people who use services from abuse
Requirements relating to workers
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Mum has not had good experiences in the past with Care Agencies, and is quite nervous and unsettled when a new person visits the house. I am delighted to say that the carers from Home Instead have all struck up a very good rapport with Mum and have clearly gained her trust and she truly looks forward to them visiting. The fact that the carers treat Mum as a person and are spending time talking to her normally and encouraging her to look through photographs etc has, I am sure contributed to this, and I have noticed a distinct improvement in her general demeanour she is a lot happier in herself. Initially I needed Home Instead to cover a short term resource problem, but I am now using Homeinstead for support long term for Mum as I have been so pleased with the service.David - Sheffield