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Local company supporting carers of those with Dementia

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Published at 8:59am 11th June 2019.

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A local care company are raising awareness for the physical and mental wellbeing of unpaid carers to mark Carers Day 2019.

  • Home Instead Senior Care provide care at home services including 'respite care' to support unpaid carers who look after loved ones.
  • Over 7 million people in the UK (1 in 10 people) have caring responsibilities for a friend or relative.
  • Carers Week 2019 is aimed at raising awareness for the support required by carers, with three in ten feeling isolated or lonely as a result of their caring role.

Home Instead Senior Care is raising awareness for the support that carers need, after it was revealed 61% admitted to physical ill health as a result of their role last year.

The care at home company based in Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk provide a range of services including 'respite care,' which involves one of their CAREGivers taking over care responsibilities to allow carers to take a break from their role.

Carersweek.org found that carers can come under physical and mental strain as a result of their duties, with 32% feeling socially isolated and over three quarters (78%) suffering from stress and anxiety as a result of missing out on support.

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Carers Week 2019 is aimed at raising awareness for those caring for a loved one and getting them the support they need.

Knaresborough Library recently held a Dementia Awareness event, hosted by Alzheimer's Society, at which Home Instead played a large role. 

Home Instead Community Co-ordinator Lisa Stirk said:

"The support mechanism is absolutely paramount. Having Home Instead CAREGivers come into the home and care for the person living with dementia enables the carer to have time to themselves...

"It enables them to have that time away from their relative who has dementia and it's really important that their life continues because it can be completely consuming at times."

Home Instead Community Co-ordinator Lisa Stirk went along to the Alzheimer's Society event at Knaresborough Library last month, aimed at spreading the word about becoming Dementia Friendly.

Find out more about the services provided by Home Instead online, by visiting the Home Instead Facebook page or by calling 01423 774 490.

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health & Wellbeing Show spoke to Lisa Stirk from Home Instead ahead of Carers Week 2019: 

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