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90th Celebrations

George Celebrates His 90th Birthday

One of Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale's clients, George, celebrated his 90th birthday over the weekend. Home Instead York's CAREGiver Alison was invited to go along to the birthday celebrations thrown by George's family. While at the party, CAREGiver Alison took these lovely photos of George enjoying his special day. Happy Birthday George, we hope you had a fantastic one!

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Julia - Horse

Fun Day Out In The Sun For Joyce

Client of ours Joyce was making the most of the sunshine this week and headed out with her CAREGiver Julia. Together they visited The Rocking Horse Shop in Fangfoss, Joyce loved it as she remembered going there with her grandchildren a few years ago! Joyce thoroughly enjoyed the drive out, but had a bit of trouble with glare from the sun so she borrowed a pair of Julia's sunnies!

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Mayor of York at Wellbeing Cafe

Wellbeing Cafe is the Way Forward

A visit to Dementia Forward's Wellbeing Cafe in York

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CAREGiver preparing and serving meal

We Examine Some Myths About Healthy Eating For Older People

We look at the top 10 myths about nutrition for older people.

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Jan Training - Landscape

4 Complete January Introduction Course

Earlier this month Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale held their first new CAREGiver Introduction programme of the year. 4 fantastic new members of staff joined Home Instead York & Ryedale for the 3 day course, supplying them with all the training needs required to start providing quality care to clients of Home Instead York in the near future. Also in attendance was a special guest, Mac, a trainee guide dog who atteneded with his trainer Helen, Mac sat patiently throughout and we think he would make a superb CAREGiver himself!

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Office Jumper Day - Land

Team Takes Part in National Christmas Jumper Day

The team at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale took part in the National Christmas Jumper Day last Friday. The aim of the day was to raise money for the charity, Save The Children. Home Instead York & Ryedale tasked their CAREGivers & office staff to send across pictures of them sporting their finest festive knits. For each picture received, they would donate money to the National Christmas Jumper day charity, Save the Children. There was some great images sent across, and in total Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale managed to raise £80.00 for the Save The Children charity.

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Mrs Duncan - Landscape

More than Just a Home Visit

Did you know that our CAREGivers love to take clients on trip and outings and the good news is that it’s all part of the services we offer. Our CAREGivers are happy to take people out and about to whatever they would like to go. Here’s some suggestions of the interesting things we can offer: • Trips to the garden centre are a firm favourite. Best enjoyed with tea and cake! • Shopping trips for groceries or ‘proper’ shopping to centres like Vanguard and York Designer Outlet are also popular choices. • We accompany several clients to local assisted bathing facilities that are equipped with specialist baths. This is great for clients who enjoy a lovely soak but struggle to have one at home. • We take clients to church services of all denominations and often round off a visit with a coffee with the parishioners. • During the summer, we take clients to the seaside to enjoy a bit a bracing sea air or to interesting places such as the York Bird of Prey Centre, where apparently, they do a lovely cuppa! • Visits to some of York’s wonderful National Trust properties make a super change especially as our CAREGivers are allowed in for free. • We also take people out to the pub for lunch, a fish supper, afternoon tea or even to their favourite restaurant. If you would like to organise something for yourself or a family member please feel free to give Daphne Ellis a ring on 01904 690884.

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Christmas Plants

Home Instead York Kicks off Festivities

Here at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale, we kicked off our festivities this week. Our CAREGivers are invited in to pick up a gift from under our tree and take with them a festive plant, provided by Deans garden centre in York to give to their clients.

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Helen - Landscape

Busy Week of Completed Care Certificates

We've had a busy couple of weeks of CAREGivers being signed off their Care Certificates at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale. CAREGivers, Maggie, Chantelle and Helen all got their hands on their certificates of completion following weeks of hard work. The Care Certificate, made up of 15 standards is to be completed by all new members off staff working in the care Sector within their first 12 weeks.

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Annette Landscape

Annette Celebrates 5 Years Service

Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale's Care Coordinator, Annette, last week celebrated 5 years service. Annette originally joined the Home Instead team as a CAREGiver in late 2013. Within 2 years she was recognised for her outstanding work and was awarded the 2015 CAREGiver of The Year Award for the region. Since then Annette has joined a team of Key Player assistants, taking up a more office based role, and then onto her current position of Care Coordinator, which she started in May 2018. Annette really is a vital part of the team at Home Instead York & Ryedale, and we look forward to many more years ahead. Congratulations Annette!

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Take Care Land

Introducing our Take Care Guide

Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale are delighted to announce the publication of their Take Care Guide in association with Ardent Financial Planning and Crombie & Wilkinson Solicitors LLP. The guide is intended to provide assistance to those navigating the process of determining the right support that ageing loved ones might need in the future. Take Care includes some key information on the things to consider and is designed as a practical tool to aid decision making.

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Outstanding care company’s clients are treated like family

Home care company, Home Instead Senior Care York has just been awarded outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following their recent inspection. This is a real achievement for owners Luke Norbury and Ann-Marie Roche, as only two per cent of home care providers inspected by the CQC have been awarded the coveted ‘outstanding’ rating. The company was set up by the couple to provide care for older people to enable them to continue living independently in their own homes across York and surrounding areas. Inspectors discovered a truly happy and caring culture which has been encouraged and nurtured by Luke and Ann-Marie from the very beginning.

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