Each year, the 1st October is International Day of Older Persons, observed by the United Nations.
There are almost 700 million people aged over 60 in the world, and by 2050, this is set to rise to 2 billion people, which will be over 20% of the world’s population.
International Day of Older Persons is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies. This year’s theme is ‘The Journey to Age Equality’, focusing on pathways of dealing with existing and preventing future old age inequalities. One aim of the United Nations is to empower older people in all dimensions, including the encouragement of active participation in social, economic and political life.
We share the same ethos at Heritage Healthcare Wakefield and 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, dementia support 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, visits to the cinema to watch the latest movie, or on days 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.
Our aim is to help more people continue to live comfortably and independent at home for longer.
To find out more about how we can support you and your loved ones, please visit our website here where you can discover the range of services we provide. You can also contact our team through your preferred contact method here to have a further discussion.