November Newsletter

Home Instead News - Live-In Care

We’re delighted to introduce our Live-In Care service to all older adults living in Sutton Coldfield and its surrounding areas. 

We offer short and long-term live-in care packages and our Care Professionals can offer a constant companion and provide support to people in their own home 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

A popular belief is that when an individual finds themselves in a situation where they require continuous care, the first option they consider is to potentially move into a residential home. Although residential homes do have their merits, the evidence suggests that people prefer to live at home for as long as possible and this is where live-in care comes in.

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Benefits of Live-in Care

  • The comfort and security of living in familiar surroundings
  • The maintenance of independence and freedom
  • Avoidance of the potential stress of selling a family home
  • Protecting inheritance
  • Live in the local community among friends and neighbours
  • The avoidance of separation from much-loved pets
  • Continued enjoyment of a garden and gardening
  • Relief from the burden of domestic chores
  • The freedom to choose what and when to eat, with meals prepared if required
  • Married couples and partners may continue to live together
  • Total peace of mind, both for the care recipient and for their family
  • A quality of one-to-one personal care and attention unrivalled by residential homes
  • Complete continuity of care, even 24 hours-a-day
  • Consistent companionship
  • The facility for relatives and friends to visit at any time
  • The elimination of stress, vulnerability, loneliness and insecurity
With our live-in care service, we tailor a care package around an individual’s needs, wishes and lifestyle, all within the comfort and security of your home. Please give us a call on 0121 323 4200 or email [email protected] if you would like to know more

Top Tips

There are so many ways to practice self-care, and you should do whatever feels best for yourself. Here are some ideas for winter self-care if you need somewhere to start.

Many older adults have trouble sleeping, however, those living with dementia can face other challenges, too.

As the day goes on, a person with dementia may become increasingly tired, which can lead to their dementia symptoms worsening. As a result, they might feel confused, agitated, aggressive or anxious.

Tips to reduce late-day confusion:

Establish a sleep routine: regular meal times, reading before bed and waking up at the same time each morning.
Music before bed can create a peaceful, soothing mood.
Avoid stimulants such as coffee and alcohol before bed. Also, avoid large meals in the evening as this can disrupt sleep patterns.
Close the blinds and turn the lights on before dusk to ease the transition into night–time.

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Home Instead Memory Cafes

Halloween crafts and Ukulele – examples of some of the fun activities our dementia cafe attendees enjoyed in the month of November. Our Memory Cafe team bring so much joy and happiness to people living with dementia, and their carers, so please spread the word about where you can find us. Everybody is welcome!

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Memory Cafes & Love to Move Schedule – What’s on Where

Erdington Methodist Church (10am to 1pm)
4 December – Love to Move / Irish Dancing
11 December – Love to Move / Xmas Craft
18 December – Xmas PartyAll Saints Church Centre (10am to 1pm)
5 December – Love to Move / Xmas Flower Decoration
12 December – Love to Move / Xmas Craft
19 December – Xmas Party (Carers Hub in attendance)Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church (10am to 1pm)
1 December – Love to Move / Rock Choir (Carers Hub in attendance)
8 December – Love to Move / Xmas Craft (Alzheimer’s Society in attendance)
15 December – Xmas Party

Community News

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Line

A reminder the Alzheimer’s Society dementia advisers will listen and give you support and advice, and connect you to the help you need. You can call them on 0333 150 3456

Support line opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm

[email protected]

Make a referral for advice and 1:1 community support here:

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Age Concern

Community events reminder:

Sutton Coldfield:
Monday to Saturday
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: 76-78 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TJ

Kings Norton:
Wednesday to Saturday
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Location: Hawkesley Community Centre, 51 Edgewood Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9RN

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We’re here and happy to help

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

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