Discover the latest happenings in our December Newsletter from Home Instead Sutton Coldfield. Stay informed with different updates and upcoming events.
As you visited your elderly loved ones over the festive period, you may have noticed subtle changes that weren’t apparent before. Perhaps it’s a shift in eating habits, unexpected weight loss, or unusual forgetfulness. Maybe it’s a decrease in social activities, an unusually empty calendar, or a lack of interest in seeing close friends. Significant mood changes, missed medications, or unused prescriptions can also be signs. Even small details like an unexplained dent in the car can be cause for concern.
These changes can be early indicators that your loved ones might need a bit of extra support. At Home Instead, we’re here to help families navigate these challenges with compassionate care and understanding. If you’re noticing these signs and wondering about the next steps, we’re here to guide and support you. Contact us to discuss how we can help your parents maintain their independence while ensuring their safety and well-being.
Many of us enjoyed a break over the festive season but home care doesn’t stop.
We want to extend our thanks to the many care professionals who continued to work throughout the holiday period to ensure their clients’ care and wellbeing are maintained. Thank you for all you do, all you give, and all your kindness. We appreciate you always.
Being a Care Professional is a very rewarding and fulfilling role, and all our Care Professionals who undergo extensive in-house training and subsequent support visits, understand the importance of service. They all go above and beyond for their clients’ needs and we are grateful for their dedication and support. Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more about becoming a Home Instead Care Professional – it’s an opportunity worth living.
Home Instead are proud to have sponsored the Community Christmas Tree festival at All Saints Church in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.
Thank you to Lesley Breakwell, Jacquie Priddey and Jayne Jones for your efforts in decorating what looks like a stunning tree – the purple ball balls are a lovely touch and very Home Instead.
Giving back to the community is part of our mission statement – it’s wonderful to have such a kind natured team who truly “care” about the wellbeing of others.
The memory cafes enjoyed a lovely Christmas event and we were truly blessed to bring a smile to people’s faces and make them feel warm, appreciated and, most importantly, understood. Speaking to our attendees directly – we value your stories, listening to your life journey and learning about the great things you have achieved during your wonderful lives.
All Saints Church Centre (10am to 1pm)
9 January – Love to Move / Chair Yoga
16 & 23 January – Love to Move
30 January – Love to Move / Bob Gessey (Carers Hub in attendance)
Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church (10am to 1pm)
12 January – Love to Move / Line Dancing (Carers Hub in attendance)
19 & 26 January – Love to Move (Alzheimer’s Society in attendance)
Around 2.3 million older people wish they had someone to spend time with over the festive period.
Age UK partnered with ITV to highlight the issue of loneliness among older people in the run-up to Christmas. This can be a particularly tough time, with many older people feeling lonelier during the festive period than at other times of the year.
If you would like to help support older people, please check out this link: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/our-impact/the-difference-your-support-can-make/utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=christmas2023&utm_term=big_brother_asset_stitched
Community events reminder:
Monday to Saturday
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: 76-78 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TJ
Wednesday to Saturday
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Location: Hawkesley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9RN
During our Care Consultation, we take time to get to know every client and their family’s preferences and wishes so we can create a Care Plan tailored to their individual needs.
If you’re considering care for a loved one, please call our friendly team to learn more about how we can support you.
0121 323 4200