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.
Home Care for Tavistock & Tamar Valley
We understand that your own home is where you feel the most comfortable and at your happiest. Whether it’s Launceston or Bude, it’s the place you know best and are most familiar with. Unfortunately, you may be faced with the possibility of having to move out of the home you love as you age, but this does not need to be the case. If you or your loved one want to remain living comfortably at home, then we can help you make that choice an informed one. We are Home Instead Senior Care in Tavistock & Tamar Valley. We are changing the UK’s attitude to elderly care and to ageing with our distinctive approach to supporting people at home with dedicated and professional senior care.
Tavistock & Tamar Valley’s Dedicated Home Care Services
Lynn Roddy has been running Home Instead Senior Care Tavistock & Tamar Valley since her own personal experience led her to understand the importance of caring home care for the elderly. Working with a team of dedicated care professionals from all over the Tavistock & Tamar Valley area they provide a range of care at home. Whether it is specialist dementia care in Launceston or domiciliary care in Saltash we provide home care in Tavistock & Tamar Valley you can be confident in. We also provide respite care, palliative and companion care in the Torpoint area so whatever your home care needs please learn more below or if you want to discuss your specific circumstances and how we could help, please call us on 01822 258 292.
Check out the latest news and events from Tavistock and Tamar Valley
Tavistock Rotary in collaboration with Home Instead, a Tavistock based Home Care Company are launching a Music Mends Minds group in support of those living with Dementia, Parkinson’s, acquired brain injuries, PTSD, or those living with the after effects of a stroke. This will be the first time this programme has been run in the UK. Music Mends Minds originated in the US and has proven to be a very successful programme supported by the Rotary clubs. Music has been proven to soothe, stimulate, and even unlock long-forgotten memories in people living with neurological conditions. We have all experienced that feeling of being transported back to a place or time from our past through a piece of music or a song, but for people with neurological conditions that experience can be particularly magical. Research has also shown that memories of popular songs can activate very specific areas of the brain, which seem to be particularly resistant to the damaging effects of dementia and other neurological conditions. This means that people who struggle to recognise family members, or even remember their own name, can often recall all the words to their favourite songs. The launch of MMM takes place at 2pm on 6th March at the Methodist Church Hall in Tavistock, and will run the first Wednesday of each month following. Norrie Philip- President of Tavistock Rotary said “We are delighted to be the first Rotary club in the UK to introduce this wonderful community project to Tavistock. We welcome you to come and make music with us and bring joy and happiness back into your life! Come and join us, sing songs, play instruments and enjoy a cup of tea. We thank Home Instead, for agreeing to work in partnership with us. For more information call Chris Ellis on 01822 616507 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/tavistock-tamar-valley
Home Instead Senior Care joined the celebrations at Dickensian Evening Friday 7th December 2018. The weather was kind, with the rain clearing for the evening. It was great to share some Quality Street with the community, dress up in some Victorian attire and accept donations for Be a Santa to a Senior.
Home Instead Senior Tavistock and Tamar Valley are very excited to be moving towards becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation. Lynn is a Dementia Champion and Heather and Sandie trained recently. All the CAREGivers will be trained shortly and will be given extra training from the Tavistock Dementia Alliance.
Tovertafel came to Tavistock recently for a demonstration, hosted by Tavistock Memory Cafe and the Tavistock Dementia Alliance. Lynn Roddy of Home Instead has championed this technology and funding bids are in! It is hoped that the Tovertafel will be our community in the New Year and be available in our local libraries and The Anchorage Centre.