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Stroke Awareness Month: The FAST test

The FAST Test is the best way to spot the signs of a stroke and save lives.

Stroke Awareness Month: The Emotional and Mental effects of a stroke

A stroke can affect everyone differently and can have a huge impact on mental and emotional health.

Stroke Awareness Month: What is a stroke?

A stroke can happen every 5 minutes, affecting anyone, at any time, at any age.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Aides and Devices to Support Parkinson’s

These aides and gadgets can help living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s a lot easier.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What support is available?

Living with Parkinson’s is life changing, but there are different ways to be supported.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What is Parkinson’s?

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we are helping raise awareness of the condition to support more people with the condition.

World Health Day 2019: The Right to Access Universal Health Coverage

On Sunday 7th April it will be World Health Day in which health organisations across the world are encouraging more people to have a better understanding of universal health coverage.

Dementia Support: How Heritage Healthcare Wakefield Can Help

Staying at home for longer with the right support can help those living with the effects of dementia.

Dementia Support: Spotting the signs and diagnosis

Knowing and spotting the signs of dementia helps to diagnose it sooner.

Dementia Support: Understanding what dementia is

Seeing someone living with the effects of dementia can be distressing but understanding the different forms of dementia can help you support a loved one.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

On Sunday, people across the world shared kindness to their local community.

Time to Talk – Starting a conversation about Mental Health

Across the UK, people have sat down with family, friends, colleagues and customers and talked about an important topic: mental health.

Sign2sing: Learning to communicate through sign language

Over 100,000 people use British Sign Language as their preferred language. Sign2Sing helps more hearing people become aware of BSL and start to learn.

3 Full Hampers for St Catherine’s Food Bank

At Christmas, the Wakefield care team were busy donated items to support local families.

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.

Reverse Advent Calendar – Our Christmas Appeal

Instead of receiving a gift from a normal advent calendar, the Wakefield team will be donating items into a hamper to support local families

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.

Fundraising Ideas to Support Your Favourite Charities

Both local and national charities support communities in the UK, including Wakefield and the surrounding areas where we also provide expert home care.

Know Your Numbers Week 2018

This week, we are supporting ‘Know Your Numbers!’ week and encouraging more people to have their blood pressure checked.

Supporting Local and National Charities This Month

September is a month dedicated to a number of charity awareness days. Both national and local charities are shouting about the incredible work they do, building awareness and raising funds to support local people.

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.

Wakefield office named finalists at Wakefield Business Awards

Heritage Healthcare Wakefield have been named finalists for the New Business of the Year award at the Wakefield Business Awards 2018.

Heritage Healthcare Wakefield ask their Care Assistants; What does Dignity mean to you?

One question on everyone’s lips throughout the month is; ‘What does Dignity in Care mean to you?’

Heritage Healthcare Wakefield become Dignity In Care Champion

A Dignity in Care Champion is an individual who strongly believes that being treated with dignity is a basic human right – not an option extra.
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