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Elderly Loneliness; Not Just For Christmas

Loneliness is not just for Christmas; it affects many people all year around. For our older community, loneliness can have a huge impact on their health.

How You Can Help Someone Feel A Little Less Lonely

Whilst most of us will be celebrating the festive season with our families and friends, it’s important to remember those living in our local communities who may be lonely.

Combating Elderly Loneliness this December

This festive season, most of us will be preparing for celebrations with family and friends.

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

As we get older, the risk of a fall can increase due to our health. However, there are many falls that can easily be prevented.

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin – Winter Warmer Recipe

If winter isn’t the best time to enjoy a sweet and warming treat, when is? We share our favourite recipe for Traditional Yorkshire Parkin.

The Impact of Winter on our Health

The cold weather that comes with winter can have a big effect on our health, especially those who are older or vulnerable. We discuss the health issues that can appear during the winter months and how we can provide support.

Preparing for the Cold with Winter Warmer month

Last month, we discussed home safety in the run up to Halloween, and as we are on the way into winter, we wanted to continue our campaign and start to talk about preparing for the colder months.

Supporting Vulnerable People on Halloween

This month, we have been discussing Home Safety and have launched our ‘Beware Who You Scare’ campaign to support vulnerable people at Halloween.

Keeping Safe on Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for youngsters (and those who are young at heart) but can be scary for anyone not welcoming trick-or-treaters at their door.

Beware Who You Scare 2018 – A Heritage Halloween

Those mini-monsters will soon be hitting the pavements and looking for treats from their neighbours. Yes, Halloween is only two weeks away!

Our tips to keeping safe at home

We share our top tips for ensuring your home is safe and secure

Safe and Well visits to Clients from Fire Service

Home care clients of Heritage Healthcare Solihull received a special visit last week from the local fire service.

Launching Home Safety Month

October sees the weather become colder and the days turning into night sooner. This month, Heritage Healthcare Solihull is launching a Home Safety campaign, providing information and advice on supporting your loved ones and neighbours in their own home.

A Tea for RNIB Party

The care team at Heritage Healthcare Solihull hosted a tea party to support RNIB this week, selling cakes and hot drinks to visitors to raise funds.

Celebrating Our Care Team’s Achievements

The care team at Heritage Healthcare Solihull have been celebrating the achievements of their Home Care Assistants. Taking some time out this week, the management team presented three dedicated carers with certificates at the care office.

Summer Recipe – Homemade Thyme Lemonade

The hot weather is starting to cool down now – a relief for a few of us.

Short term relief with our Respite Services

This month, we celebrated Carers Week by sharing information about being an unpaid carer in the UK.

Warning to “stay indoors” during heatwave

Another heatwave is upon the UK this week, affecting those living in the South and the Midlands.

Keeping Hydrated in Hot Weather

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than it takes in. This is more common during hot weather or bouts of illness.

Keeping Safe in the Sun

As refreshing as it is that summer has finally hit the UK, being safe under the sun’s damaging rays is a priority.

Heritage Healthcare launch Summer Safety campaign

The summer is finally upon us – it seems like only yesterday the UK was tackling snow storms!

What are the benefits of being a Heritage Healthcare Care Assistant?

Becoming a Care Assistant is a rewarding career choice; not only are you supporting someone in your community, you are supporting your own family.

What impacts unpaid carers in the UK?

Within the next 20 years, there will be 9 million carers in the UK.

Supporting Carers Week this June

This June, the annual campaign Carers Week returns to support unpaid carers in the UK.

How to spot a stroke – The FAST Test

This month we are promoting Make May Purple and supporting the survivors, family and friends affected by a stroke. Spotting the signs of a stroke quickly is the first step to supporting someone living with the affects.

The Different Effects of a Stroke

Heritage Healthcare is supporting Stroke Association this month to Make May Purple.

Making May purple to support Stroke Association

May will be turning a shade of purple this month at Heritage Healthcare as they show their support for the Stroke Association.

Pet Care Services

Giving a pet your undivided attention can become harder to do as we grow older, especially when we can no longer give them the exercise and mental stimulation they need. As April is National Pet Month, Heritage Healthcare want to emphasise the pet care that can be included in care and support services.

Heritage Healthcare celebrates National Pet Month

National Pet Month is hosted every April in which thousands of people across the UK celebrate the life of their pets by spreading the word about responsible pet ownership and raising money for pet charities.

How to Practice Mindfulness

To keep stress levels at bay during a hard time, health experts are recommending daily mindful exercises to help support mental wellbeing.

The Importance of Mindfulness for Mental Well-being

Heritage Healthcare have dedicated the month to #MindfulnessInMarch and are encouraging more people to practise mindfulness to improve mental well-being.

Heritage Healthcare launch #MindfulnessInMarch

Throughout March, Heritage Healthcare want more people to discover and practise mindfulness.

Heritage Healthcare launch Dignity in Care campaign

February will see that 2018 launch of Dignity Action Day, a day focused on putting dignity and respect into the heart of UK care services, and Heritage Healthcare will be celebrating Dignity in Care throughout the month.

Heritage Healthcare’s favourite recipe for Love Your Liver Month

Throughout the January, Heritage Healthcare are supporting Love Your Liver month and Dry January, and encouraging more people to cut out alcohol and focus on detoxing the liver to become healthier.

Heritage Healthcare Discuss the Impact of Alcohol on Elderly Health

At Heritage Healthcare, we have been looking into the effect alcohol has on health and the liver, and encouraging everyone to adapt a healthier lifestyle throughout January.

Heritage Healthcare support Dry January and Love Your Liver Month

The start of the New Year is Dry January and Love Your Liver month, and Heritage Healthcare are campaigning to bring more awareness to the impact alcohol has on our liver and health as we get older.

Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse

The Heritage Healthcare Solihull team will be showing their support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday 15th June.

Heritage Healthcare Solihull pay tribute to late client

Last Friday, the care team at Heritage Healthcare Solihull paid tribute to a late client at his funeral.

Heritage Healthcare Solihull Celebrate a Successful 2017

Heritage Healthcare Solihull celebrated the end of a successful year with all staff at their recent Christmas party.

Heritage Healthcare Solihull Hold Christmas Coffee Morning

Heritage Healthcare Solihull have devoted the month of December to raising awareness of elderly loneliness within the community.
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