Embracing Healthy Ageing and Preventing Hospitalisation

Discover how Home Instead Tyne Valley supports healthy ageing and prevents hospital stays through personalised home care services. Call 01434 693700 to learn more.

As we age, maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle becomes increasingly important. It’s a key factor in avoiding declines in health and unnecessary hospital stays. At Home Instead Tyne Valley, we understand that older adults, especially those in rural communities, may begin to need a little extra support to maintain their healthy habits and routines.

The Positive Impact of Home Care

As a home care provider, we witness the significant positive impact that living at home as we get older can have on our clients’ wellbeing. Our mission is to empower everyone to continue to live fulfilling lives at home by enhancing overall quality of life and supporting health and wellbeing. 

We take a proactive approach to care, supporting healthy ageing and then also acting promptly to reduce any potential problems before they become crises, thereby preventing the need for hospital stays.

Embracing Healthy Ageing

Here are some ways we can all embrace healthy ageing to prevent hospitalisation, and how we support our clients in maintaining their health and wellbeing at home:

Supporting Active Lifestyles

Remaining physically and mentally active is essential for health and independence in our later years. Our local team can recommend local groups in and around Hexham and nearby villages. Our dedicated Care Professionals can visit clients, accompany them on walks, engage them in stimulating activities and hobbies, or assist with exercises recommended by physiotherapists. This promotes physical vitality and enhances cognitive health.

Supporting active lifestyle

Ensuring Proper Nutrition and Hydration

Good health is built on proper nutrition and hydration. Our team can help with meal preparation, ensuring that clients enjoy a balanced diet rich in nutrients and stay well-hydrated. These simple yet crucial measures can significantly enhance well-being and reduce the risk of health decline.

Providing Companionship

Loneliness can be as harmful as any illness. Our Care Professionals offer more than just physical assistance; they provide valuable companionship. By building real, lasting relationships with clients, they offer social interaction and emotional support, often missing as people age.

Ensuring proper hydration and nutrition

Collaborating with Local Healthcare Professionals

It’s important that we all stay in contact with our local GP and follow instructions for medication or physical therapy. At Home Instead Tyne Valley, we have years of experience working closely with local GPs and healthcare professionals, such as district nurses, to ensure comprehensive care. Our Care Professionals are trained to recognise symptoms, such as those of a urine infection, and to ensure appropriate treatment is followed. Early intervention can often prevent minor issues from escalating into serious problems requiring hospitalisation.

Observing Changes and Symptoms

Our Care Professionals visit the same clients regularly, getting to know them well. This familiarity allows them to spot small changes or symptoms that could indicate health issues. By identifying changes in mobility, confusion, or weight fluctuations early, we can address potential problems or avoid issues completely, before they necessitate hospital care.

Reducing Risks of Falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. If needed, our team coordinates actions to make homes safer by arranging for grab rails, removing tripping hazards, and suggesting mobility aids. These preventive measures have proven effective in ensuring our clients can live safely at home.

Supporting Rural Communities

In rural communities like the small towns and villages in the Tyne Valley, having access to reliable home care is even more crucial. Access to services or local support groups can be limited by mobility or public transport. A visiting Care Professional can provide transport options, companionship, and more.

More About Us

We believe that the comfort and security of staying at home can significantly enhance the health and happiness of older adults, helping maintain healthy habits, routines, and companionship. Our personalised care plans are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, supporting older adults to live well and safely in their homes for as long as possible.

To learn more about our compassionate and professional in-home services covering our local towns and villages – including Hexham, Corbridge, Riding Mill, Newton, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, Ovingham, Crawcrook, Ryton, Heddon on the wall and Whickham – and how we can support you or your loved ones, please don’t hesitate to call us at our Hexham office on 01434 693700.

If you’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and interested in joining our local team of Care Professionals, apply online at our website

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