Festive Gifts and Cheer for Local Elderly People

Friday, 19th December 2014

Published 19 December 2014.

Elderly people in Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and North Leeds are receiving extra gifts this Christmas as the team from Carefound Home Care deliver dozens of mince pies and Christmas cards, together with plenty of festive cheer.

Research by Age UK shows that over 2 million people in the UK are worried about not being able to get out and about as much during the winter months because of shorter, darker days and poor weather conditions. Furthermore, despite the festive season being a time for celebration, there are nearly 400,000 elderly people worried about being alone this Christmas.

Oliver Stirk, Director at Carefound Home Care, commented: “Christmas presents a great opportunity for our team to enjoy extra quality time with their clients and it is always a lovely surprise for them to receive gifts at this time of year. Issues such as loneliness and isolation can be amplified during the festive season, especially where peoples’ social networks may have shrunk due to events such as retirement or bereavement – efforts such as this can be hugely important in preventing them.”

Oliver added: “As a team, we have enjoyed another great year during 2014 having further developed our hourly home care and 24-hour live-in care services in North Yorkshire. This included winning local and national recognition at the Great British Care Awards. Our specialist home care and dementia careservices continue to not only improve wellbeing and health outcomes for many local families but also help avoid costly events such as hospital admissions or transfers to residential care.”

Source: Carefound Home Care, Age UK.

Carefound Home Care is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services can include anything from basic domestic support, companionship, personal care, medication help through to supporting people with more complex conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s. The flexible service is available from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, on both an hourly or 24-hour live in care basis.

To contact Carefound Home Care in Harrogate call: 01423 774070, for Ripon call: 01765 530000, for Wetherby call: 01937 220200. For additional information please visit: www.carefound.co.uk.