Information & Resources
Home is where an older person should feel the safest. Scammers, however, have found a way to invade the secure lives of seniors by targeting older people's post, the internet and telephone, as well as unsecured documents.
The media is increasingly highlighting incidents of scams involving older people and although awareness is important, we feel that equipping people to minimise risks is important too.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the risks facing older people so that we can do everything we can to prevent these distressing and devastating crimes.
We regularly host presentations and talks on helping you understand the typical methods scammers use to try and gain financially from fraudulent approaches, particularly those targeting older people
To find out when our next Senior Fraud Protection session will take place contact the team at the York and Ryedale offices of Home Instead. If you prefer, we can arrange a presentation for your group or society.
Here at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale, we come into contact with clients who are living with Alzheimer's & other Dementia's on a regular basis.
With the help, and experiences of our CAREGivers, we have compiled a list of our 'Top 10 Tips' for dealing with Dementia, which you can see below:
- Complement the individual.
- Take into account the individuals likes and dislikes.
- Reminisce about old memories.
- Use Music, play their favourite artist or piece of music and request a song and a dance.
- Keep encouraging the individual.
- Stick to a routine, day in day out.
- Be creative with how you spend your time together.
- Be patient with the individual.
- Plan different activities, including some exercise.
- Don’t take anything said personally.
For more information on Alzheimer's & other Dementia's please visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk
When it’s HOT, HOT HOT!
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there can be health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know. The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems, in particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives and it’s mostly common sense. The main risks posed by a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
To keep cool here are some useful tips:
- Shut windows and close curtains when it is hotter outside than in. You can open them for ventilation when it’s cooler.
- Stay out of the sun particularly between 11am and 3pm.
- Keep rooms cool and have cool baths and showers or splash with cool water.
- Drink cold drinks regularly but avoid tea, coffee and alcohol.
- Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat if you go outdoors.
If someone does feel unwell, get them somewhere cool to rest. Give them plenty of fluids to drink and seek medical help if symptoms such as breathlessness, chest pain, confusion, weakness, dizziness or cramps get worse or don't go away.
"Id like to say a really big thank you to the Home Instead team for all the care, support and help you gave to mum over the past year. I was always reassured to know that mum was well looked after, medication prompted, meals prepared and drinks offered. The CAREGivers are always considerate and respectful."Dianne - Poppleton