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Carefound Home Care is spending this month delivering nearly a hundred chocolate eggs to the older people it supports in Yorkshire.
Lorna Dawber, home care manager at Carefound Home Care, said: “We love this time of year and always take the opportunity to enjoy it with the families we care for and our staff.”
“But there is a serious message here - many elderly people can feel lonely during holidays, especially if they live alone or don’t have family living locally. The risk of this can be higher where conditions such as dementia are involved.”
She added: “Companionship and relationships are a huge part of what we do and we place great value on using events such as Easter to celebrate with our clients.”
“This may just be a way of brightening somebody’s day, or it can even be aimed at reminiscing and triggering positive memories as part of the specialist support we provide to people living with dementia.”
The home care provider supports older people to remain in their own homes in Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby, and also provide 24-hour live-in care to families across Yorkshire as an alternative to moving into a care home.
Carefound Home Care works with the Contented Dementia Trust to implement its unique dementia care technique - the SPECAL method.