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Companionship Cafe successful launch

Successful launch of the Companionship Cafe

The first Home Instead Companionship Cafe held in The Bothy at Deans Garden Centre proved a big hit! Thanks to everyone that attended it was lovely to meet you all. The aim of the Cafe is to encourage older people to get out and socialise, make new friends and get involved with fun activities.

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Barbara's apples

Barbara's Apples

We like hearing about our CAREGivers and their hobbies. Our lovely CAREGiver Barbara enjoys gardening in her spare time and spends hours on her allotment.

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Deans Land

Home Instead York & Ryedale Launches Companionship Cafe

Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale, has teamed up with Deans Garden Centre in York to provide a monthly companionship Café. Held on the second Monday of each month, the companionship café has been set up with the aim of encouraging older people to get out and socialise, make new friends and take part in fun activities.

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CARE Badge - L

Wear Your CARE Badge with Pride

The CARE™ badge is a unifying symbol of pride in you as care champions and is aims to raising awareness of the those who work as carers in their communities. Care England, a registered charity, is the leading representative body for independent care services in England. Working on behalf of small, medium and large providers, Care England speaks with a single unified voice for both members and the whole care sector. They launched the CARE badge as a unifying symbol of pride and quality in care. We are encouraging all our CAREGivers to wear the care badge to show that we are committed to quality in care and so others recognise the importance and value of those working in care roles. Badges are available in the office for our CAREGivers to collect, wear and help us raise the profile and recognition that they do a job that really counts.

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Top 20 Award

Our reviews have scored us a top award! Providing award-winning care in Yorkshire & The Humber

Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale has received a top award for the number of glowing reviews received by its clients. The team at Home Instead are thrilled to be placed in the Yorkshire & The Humber Top 20 home care providers which are judged purely on the reviews received. Some of the wonderful comments received from clients, their friends and family include: - I have, over the last 20 years, used a number of care agencies to look after elderly friends and family but have never come across an agency which operates across the board at such an outstandingly good level. – Karen C - Home Instead Senior Care (York & Malton) have been absolutely amazing and I can't praise them highly enough. Every member of the team has shown respect, concern and a determination to do their absolute best for my parents. As a result, mum and dad feel secure seeing the same friendly faces every week and this allowed me to feel more relaxed knowing they are being so well looked after. Thank you. – Christine B - My father was in the early stages of vascular dementia. As a family, we were keen to keep him in his home environment for as long as possible. Home Instead provided carers who not only delivered a high level of care, warmth and problem-solving initiative, they also had a great can-do attitude. The office staff and on-call facility were both professional and understanding. As a former RGN myself I cannot recommend Home Instead highly enough. – Sarah S The homecare.co.uk awards are based on nearly 17,000 independent reviews. They are from the most important people - our clients, their friends and family, who have wholeheartedly approved of the care services we provide. Here at Home Instead York & Ryedale we are extremely proud of our score rating of 9.8 out of 10.

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Tea Towel Land

Celebrating 10 Years of Home Instead York

Home Instead York & Ryedale has it's 10th anniversary this year! To celebrate, we have some specially commissioned, limited edition Home Instead York & Ryedale tea towels for all of our clients. The tea towels will be hand delivered over the next few months at client review meetings by members of the office team. Client Joan and Dog Lottie, look happy to have received theirs!

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Dementia Cupcake Day

United Against Dementia - Cupcake Day!

On June 13th Home Instead York & Ryedale hosted a Cupcake Day to raise funds to help beat Dementia.

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Bex - Landscape

Home Instead York Announces CAREGiver of The Year

Huge congratulations to Bex Taylor who we’ve nominated as Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale’s CAREGiver of the Year for 2019. Bex has been part of the CAREGiver team for nearly 5 years now, getting by with the help of her trusty bicycle, a great mode of transport in the summer but a little more challenging in the winter… She actually does that many miles that she has to replace her bike every 18 months! During her time as a CAREGiver Bex has supported around 26 regular clients and has become invaluable to all those she sees. Well done Bex, congratulations from everyone for a well-deserved nomination.

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Diane - Land

Making The Most of Bank Holiday Sunshine

What fantastic weather we had over the Easter weekend! Here at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale, we always try and ask our wonderful CAREGivers to encourage their clients to get out of the house for a bit of fresh air. Over the long bank holiday weekend, we were sent across some great images from CAREGiver's, who'd done just that. Home Instead Client Elizabeth doesn't need much of an excuse to sit out in the garden to have her lunch in the sunshine, in fact, two CAREGiver's sent across pictures over the bank holiday weekend of her doing so! Elizabeth said she was really pleased as she has managed to have her lunch outside twice now this year thanks to the glorious weather, and that her garden is her favourite place. Another CAREGiver Julie, also sent us across an image of her clients, Diane & Edgar sat out in their beautiful garden, again making the most of the Easter sunshine, in what was truly a gorgeous weekend.

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Sensitivity Land

New CAREGivers Complete April Introduction Course

This week we had a group of new CAREGivers join us for our monthly introduction programme. The course which lastS for 3 days covers everything required to prepare our CAREGivers for supporting our elderly clients in their own homes. One highlight of the course is using our sensitivity kit, designed to give CAREGivers an indication of what it might be like to live with some of the conditions our clients have to deal with on a daily basis. As well as being incredibly informative, it also makes for a funny photo opportunity which, obviously, we can't refuse! Interested in joining us for our next CAREGiver Introduction programme? Give us a call on 01904 690884 to find out more information.

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Elisabeth Sun

Elisabeth Makes the Most of the March Sunshine

The weather in York this week has been glorious, spring has certainly sprung. Here at Home Instead Senior Care York & Ryedale, we encourage our CAREGivers to offer to take clients out or even for just a quick stroll around the block to make the most of the sunshine. CAREGiver Barbara sent us this lovely photo of her client Elisabeth enjoying a spot of lunch in her garden earlier on this week.

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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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