The 1st October is International Day of Older Persons, observed by the United Nations.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the day, which raises awareness of the special health needs of the older generation and contributions to their own health. The launch of the ‘Decade of Healthy Ageing‘ campaign will also be promoted to help bring together experts, governments and societies to discuss strategic objectives of the Global Strategy and Action plan on Ageing and Health.
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone following the COVID-19 pandemic, with the older people in our communities being the most vulnerable to the virus. Throughout the pandemic, our Heritage Healthcare care team have been out in forces to continue delivering essential support to clients within their own homes. With the use of appropriate PPE such as aprons, gloves, face masks and where necessary, visors, our teams have allowed older and vulnerable people to feel safe at home.
At Heritage Healthcare, we want to enable our clients to maintain their independence at home with a bespoke care service. Our team work hard to identify and fully understand the needs of those requiring our home care service. We build a unique care package, with services including personal care, companionship, complex needs or household help to enable our clients to maintain their independence at home.
Through the care and support provided, we encourage our clients to be part of their local community and continue building friendships and knowledge. Our care team are there to accompany clients on shopping trips, take part in favourite past times and hobbies or enjoy a day out to attractions. We are there to be a companion when joining a new social group for the first time or support you as you visit friends for a spot of lunch.
We aim to help more people continue to live comfortably and independent at home for longer.