Huey Lewis & The News: The Power of LoveiTunesAmazon

The busy life of a caregiver

Home Instead Caregiver

Published at 4:58pm 9th July 2018.

Home Instead Senior Care Promoted by
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care of Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk provide care via their caregivers to the elderly, enabling older people to remain living independently in their own homes. Stray FM's Beth Parsons has been on call in Harrogate and Pete Egerton has been to Knaresborough.

Anne, who is the caregiver both Beth and Pete met, visits anywhere between 40-45 clients within a week and in some cases, 2-3 times a day for each individual.

During the calls, it may include helping the client get dressed, prepare breakfast and make sure they're taking their medication correctly. If general housework is required, the Home Instead staff will also make sure it's neat and tidy too.

Home Instead on Facebook

Keeping active

The beauty of remaining in your own home with the assistance of Home Instead, providing you're able to do so, it encourages daily activity. For example, Judith whom Beth met in Harrogate, at the grand old age of 83 loves to walk into town to do her shopping and with the likes of Anne looking out for her, she still has great confidence to get out into the fresh air.

The same for Fred too; he lives between Knaresborough and Scotton and loves visiting the likes of Fodder in Harrogate. Plus Anne and the Home Instead team take him to the high street in Knaresborough to get his hair cut.

Home Instead Facebook quote

Knowing me, knowing you 

Anne also explained to Beth and Pete during their visits that it's very important for both Home Instead staff and client to get to know each other over a period of time. With months, and in many cases years of understanding, the trust between both parties is firmly in place which makes for an easy and happy experience for all involved.

Listen to both Beth and Pete chatting to Anne from Home Instead.

Home Instead Caregiver visits

Read and listen to more from Stray FM's health and wellbeing show.

 

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

Family chiropractic clinic is growing

Health: After huge success it's growing in both numbers and size.

Older article

Men's health grabbed by the balls

Health: Players at Knaresborough Cricket Club tackle some hard subjects.

Top articles

Theresa May's calm anger is a bid to balance humiliation

National: If there was any doubt how shaken the prime minister was by the very public snub of her Chequers plan meted out by EU leaders in Salzburg, there is none any more.

Japanese space agency launches hopping probes to land on asteroid

World: A hopping space probe which will land on the surface of a large asteroid has been launched by the Japanese Space Agency.

England name Surrey's Rory Burns in Test squad for tour of Sri Lanka

Sport: Surrey opener Rory Burns has been rewarded for his fine county form with a place in the England squad for this winter’s Test series in Sri Lanka with Kent’s Joe Denly also included.

CCTV to return to Skipton town centre

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The project will see 40 new cameras installed.

Local community to benefit from Harrogate Town FC

Education: Focusing on education, physical health and mental health.

Divorce doesn't have to be a blame game

Family: Newtons Solicitors discuss possible changes to UK divorce laws

Fighting its way to Number One

70s On This Day: Get ready to become a black belt in music!

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Behind The Scenes: Policing rural North Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM went out on a shift with Craven's Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The Ilkley restaurant so good, even their broccoli is next level

Food and Drink: Anyone with kids - or fussy adults - will know that broccoli is usually pretty bland. But one Ilkley restaurant has made it taste great, as well as whipping up a Mediterranean menu delighting customers.

One of the biggest killers of men under 49

Health: The Brain Collective in Harrogate discuss male mental health and how they can help.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Your favourite 70s Summer Song is...

70s On This Day: The battle was fierce, but we've crowned the Stray 70s listeners' top summer tune from the 1970s!

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Storm Ali hits North & West Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow the latest updates as travel and services are affected.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident

Poll

Have you started planning for Christmas?

Trending in Yorkshire

'Ask for Angela' scheme comes to North Yorkshire

It's designed to help prevent and reduce sexual violence and vulnerability

Bramham Park prepares for royal visit

Prince Charles is due to attend a private service tomorrow.

More news...