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How Do You Care for Elderly Parents at Home?

How Do You Care for Elderly Parents at Home?

Home Instead Senior Care was created from personal experience and family values – we are no strangers to the challenges and confusion of trying to arrange excellent care for your loved ones. Ensuring that elderly individuals are appropriately, safely and compassionately cared for is something that we are passionate about, and so we set the bar high. Home Instead Senior Care Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich make organising home care for your elderly parents simple. We work with you and your family every step of the way to come up with a tailored care plan that suits your mother or father’s support needs and preferences. Caring for your elderly parents at home is all about ensuring they are comfortable, healthy and happy in familiar surroundings. We have all the expertise, resources and passion to make this happen.

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Tony summits Snowdon

Tony raises £1,000 for Lambeth Dementia Cafe

Owner of Home instead Senior Care Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich raised £1,000 for his local, Healthy Living Dementia cafe when he completed the gruelling 3 Peaks challenge.

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Malnutrition can become a worrying problem for elderly people who do not have the appropriate care in place – our CAREgivers ensure your loved ones achieve the right nutrition for a happy and healthy life.

The Importance of Good Nutrition for the Elderly

As we all get older, there are numerous changes that occur in our bodies that change the way we think and feel about food and our diet. Alterations in our physical as well as our mental wellbeing can prevent individuals from maintaining a healthy weight and diet. The importance of eating a balanced diet has been made well-known through the media and various Public Health initiatives over the years – at Home Instead Senior Care, we are also committed to educating families on the great importance of helping their loved ones achieve the right nutrition in their old age.

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Is your loved one waiting for the right in-home support so that they can leave hospital? If so, HISC offer you bespoke services to help get your relative home sooner and safer.

Returning Home from Hospital: How Can We Help?

Is your loved one waiting for the right in-home support so that they can leave hospital? If so, HISC offer you bespoke services to help get your relative home sooner and safer.

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Carer comforting an elderly client suffering with Alzheimer's

Why is Loneliness so Harmful to the Elderly and those living with Dementia ?

The relationship between a diagnosis of dementia and loneliness is undeniable – there are a wealth of reasons why elderly people with dementia may become isolated as a result of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Society report that people with dementia are at a much higher risk of being socially isolated than other groups. Losing friends, being unable to leave the house as often and having difficulties in communicating are just three of the many reasons why this may be the case. Feelings of loneliness can be damaging to both the mental and physical health of your loved one with dementia. Without social stimulation and interaction, elderly people with dementia become increasingly withdrawn, perhaps even leading to the deterioration of their disease. Many elderly people and those living with dementia need extra support to complete everyday tasks such as eating, drinking, dressing themselves and doing something that they enjoy each day. Without this kind of support, long-term loneliness can become a sad reality. Public Health England highlight the importance of providing groups at risk of loneliness with, ‘a sense of belonging and identity’. This becomes even more important when we consider how dementia affects the brain and the knock-on effects this can have on your loved one’s personality and ability to communicate. People living with Dementia need routine and time, so at Home Instead Senior Care we aim to send the same Caregivers for each call which are a minimum of one hour. Our specially Dementia trained Caregivers have helped over 7,000 families continue keeping an elderly relative living independently in their own home. and bring social interaction, companionship and exciting activities back into their life. Helping to ensure that they never experience the harmful effects of loneliness in old age. Contact us today on 0208 871 0006 for more information on the care we provide, or simply click here.

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Picnic under the tree

Picnic Under the Tree

Last month Tracy took her client for a picnic under the tree the she planted when her husband died. Ten years on the tree has flourished and provided ample shade for them to enjoy their picnic on a hot sunny day.

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Margaret at the Sunflower Cafe

Home Instead Sunflower Cafe

Home Instead's Sunflower Cafe, is a weekly FOC get together for over 65's in Gracefield Gdns Health Centre, Streatham aimed at tackling social isolation.

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Ellen and her Caregiver

#Youcancare

We’re seeking caring individuals to come and work with us in the incredibly rewarding role of caregiving. Many people think they need specific qualifications to work in care but at Home Instead we provide comprehensive training and ongoing support. “Instead, we’re looking for the right people who can build a meaningful relationship with our clients and support them to be able to live a happier life in their own home.” Home Instead CAREGivers are matched to clients based on shared interests and are given time to care, with minimum care visits of an hour. If you’re interested in a role at the company contact Nicole Pointing, 020 8871 0006 or email: Nicole.pointing@homeinstead.co.uk

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Tania and her Home Instead Care Team

Happy customer drops in to say thank you

After having provided excellent care for her mum, Tania called into the office to say thank with a card and chocolates for her mum's care team

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Nathan sings along with Homeinstead Wandsworth

Sing along with Home Instead Wandsworth

Nathan drops into Homeinstead's Wandsworth office to a sing along with the Team

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Santa and her Elf arrive in their 1962 Rover, company car

Home Instead Wandsworth's Santa and Elf visit Dulwich

Our Caregiver, Margaret and recruiter, Nicole, deliver Christmas presents to the residents of Dulwich Alms Houses in their 1962 Rover.

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Santa and her elf with the residents of Dulwich Alms Houses

Home Instead Wandsworth's Santas visit Dulwich

Home Instead Wandsworth's Caregivers, Nicole and Margaret handout Christmas presents to residents at our local Alms Houses

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