Growing old can bring challenges, both for the person who’s ageing and for their family. It can be frustrating for our loved ones because they can’t do everything they used to and feel like they’re losing their independence. At the same time, it might be worrying for their family as they might not be able to be there whenever their loved ones need them.
Professional Home Care in Taunton and West Somerset
There is a popular saying that the home is where the heart is and at Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset we truly believe that remaining at home is the most comfortable solution as you age. As daily tasks become more challenging it can make living independently at home more difficult, but this shouldn’t mean that you have to leave the home you love.
Home care services from Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset will allow you or your loved one to remain at home. Our dedicated, professional team provide high quality home care in Taunton and West Somerset that works around you. Our care has been recognised as Good by the CQC. Let our senior CAREGivers help you or your loved one to continue living independently in your own home.
Personalised Home Care Services in Taunton and West Somerset
Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset was set up by Noel and Vanessa Munson as part of the national Home Instead family. Our team provide professional, compassionate care at home in the West Somerset. From home help in Galmington to companionship in Rumwell, we will work with you and your loved-ones to provide the provision you need to continue living in your own home.
We have a committed team of professionally trained CAREGivers who are locally based in the West Somerset area. If you are in need of senior care, then Home Instead Taunton and West Somerset are here to help you or your loved one.
Check out the latest news and events from Taunton & West Somerset
We were delighted to have David Shaw Trainer from Aspect Training in the Office last week, delivering Fire Warden Training, Person-centred Care Training and Presentation Skills, this was well received by our Office staff said it would enhance their roles. We received some wonderful feedback from all our Office staff that attended: "Really well delivered, massively thought provoking on a range of levels” – Hannah Particularly beneficial for Home Instead who are all about adding value" – Tracy "Dave is a wonderful knowledgeable trainer who puts everyone at ease. His sessions are always informative, enjoyable and thought provoking." – Louisa “Dave is very knowledgeable and presents his training in a way which gets everyone involved which personally I feel is the way which I learn best." - Ross
It was National Pet Month during the month of April, we thought it would be a lovely idea to hold a pet photo competition for our Clients, CAREGivers and Office staff to send in photos of their pets. We received lots of photos, ranging from chickens, ducks, cats and dogs. Our friends from our local Animal Rescue Centre St Giles, judged the competition for us, the winner was a very cute cat called Mimi belonging to our lovely CAREGiver Amanda, who is looking forward to spending the Pets at Home voucher that he wins.
This year's Oscar-winning film "The Father" has brought the issues of dementia to the forefront of our mind. The story follows how a man, played by Anthony Hopkins, refuses assistance from his daughter and begins experiencing the overwhelming and unnerving symptoms of the disease as he tries to make sense of his ever-changing circumstances. Watching the film provides a close-up experience of what it's like to live with dementia, as well as the role of caregiving. It's a story that is familiar to many of our clients, staff and families. It excellently portrays the chaos felt as loved ones go through the stages of dementia, particularly the moderate stage, where they may have some insight that makes them uncomfortable and want to cover up the reality. If you've watched the film, we'd love to know your thoughts. And congratulations to Anthony Hopkins, who at 83, is the oldest Oscar winning actor.
Our wonderful CAREGiver Lucy introduced her client to the fun world of Snap Chat and together they played around with different filters. Lucy said her Client had such fun and they both ‘laughted out loud’! Thank you Lucy for thinking creatively and bringing such joy into your clients day.
Our wonderful Deputy Care Manager Hannah Fitch Goodwin ran our quarterly Fall Awareness course last week. It is important that we regularly run this training to help prevent our clients having falls. Hannah has received excellent feedback from the CAREGivers who attended the course. “ Thank you Hannah, I found the course really useful." Jeanette “ I found the course particularly helpful in observing Clients around the home and outside, I now feel more confident to spot trip hazards." Amanda