Home Instead and the Oddfellows

Last week, I was invited to the Duchess of Kent lodge in Central London by the Oddfellows.

With 280,000 members and 146 Branches nationwide, The Oddfellows is a friendship group open to everybody. They have branches all over the UK where you can make new friends and attend social events such as coffee mornings, supper clubs and local trips. Their friendship club has been part of social history for over 200 years, providing advice services, benefits and welfare support for those in need.

The Oddfellows have chosen Home Instead Senior care as their preferred care provider and support their members by paying for their convalescence care at home.

It has been a fantastic opportunity to share Home Instead aim of changing the face of ageing for the country’s elderly population:

• Delivering a special blend of companionship as well as personal care

• Careful matching of clients and CAREGivers so they share interests and life experiences

• No uniforms - we believe they may create a barrier in the relationship

• Minimum care visits of one hour, typically two hours

• Specialist dementia training for CAREGivers.

The participants asked many questions before enjoying a tea party.

Next step will be the organisation of a Home Instead Dementia workshop for the members of North London.

Looking forward to meeting again with such a friendly group of people.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home