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Carers vital in helping prevent malnutrition in elderly

Malnutrition in the elderly is rife. It can often go unnoticed but helping prevent starvation in Wales are our carers. There is a common misconception that older people naturally lose weight. Causes of malnutrition, such as illness, loneliness and loss of mobility are more common. While column inches in our national newspapers and magazines are […]

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Celebrate the elderly on Silver Sunday

We’re encouraging people in Wales to celebrate the older generation on Silver Sunday next month (October 4, 2020) in a bid to combat loneliness. It’s important that elderly folk feel valued all year round. We’re asking people to spend more socially distanced quality time with older friends, family or neighbours. At significant times of the […]

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Our care helps keep best friends safe especially during lockdown

Cliff Lowe from Pensarn has been able to stay with his four-legged canine friend Guinness and receive the care he needs at home including during the recent lockdown thanks to us. Our carers can visit service user’s homes and administer care, allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own homes and have their […]

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Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

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Welsh carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’

We are stepping up our support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We’re continuing to back the initiative to raise awareness of those who remain at home and may be lonely. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day […]

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Feeling lonely during lockdown

If you live alone, it is completely understandable that you might be feeling lonely at the moment. It’s natural when you’re feeling lonely to seek comfort from others, but with social distancing rules, this is difficult. According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK. The […]

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We’re backing charity’s #Cooee campaign for neighbours

We are supporting a charity campaign for people each lunchtime during the COVID-19 restrictions to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day to help them with their medical, emotional and physical care. Before the Coronavirus, our frontline teams also assisted many […]

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How you can help elderly during COVID-19 outbreak

The government has asked the country to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis. This means any elderly or vulnerable people are now at home, potentially alone, for the foreseeable future. Research done by the Campaign to End Loneliness found that half a million older people already experience periods of social isolation. The COVID-19 outbreak […]

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We’re supporting ‘Brew Monday’ campaign

We think The Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’ campaign is a fantastic way to help tackle loneliness, especially among the elderly, so we’re encouraging the kind folk of Wales to check in on their neighbours, friends or family members and have a cuppa and catch up. This time of year is known for being more depressing as […]

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Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas can be a real struggle for many people, particularly the elderly if they do not have many close friends or family. Each year we put together a list of helplines they can get in touch with if they would like to hear a friendly voice during the festivities. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 […]