Information Stand for Elderly People at Morrisons, Wetherby

Friday, 10th April 2015

Published 10 April 2015.

The team from local home care and live-in care provider, Carefound Home Care, held an elderly care information stand this week at Morrisons Supermarket in Wetherby.

Elderly care information stand in Morrisons, Wetherby

Elderly care information stand in Morrisons, Wetherby

Issues associated with an aging population – getting older, mobility and long-term medical conditions such as dementia – are becoming ever more apparent in Wetherby and North Leeds and it is therefore increasingly important that families are aware of what help is available as regards care and support.

Things families need to consider include: Are there high quality services available to me locally? How are they managed, how are they set-up and what do they cost? Can I receive any funding towards it? What do I need to do if I have a specialist condition like dementia or Parkinson’s.

To help elderly people and their families access answers to these questions Carefound Home Care regularly holds information stands to engage with people in the local community in Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and North Leeds.

Carol Giblin, Community and HR Coordinator at Carefound Home Care, managed the stand in Wetherby and commented: “We had a good day chatting with local families about elderly care options including our hourly home care and live-in care services. As ever, we love being out in the community and being able to engage with elderly people and their families. A big thank you goes to Peter Burr, the Community Champion at Morrisons in Wetherby, for his support and allowing us to hold our information stand.”

Carefound Home Care also used this event to promote a local charity – Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) who recently launched a transport scheme to enable elderly Wetherby residents to attend appointments and events.

Due to the success of this information stand we will be back at Morrisons in Wetherby on Thursday, 16 July 2015.