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Flu jab 2019

 

 

Flu jab 2019:

In the UK the flu vaccine is available each year from late September or early October onwards. The flu vaccine protects against the four main strains of the virus, which can change every year. It’s recommended to get a flu vaccine now as it takes up to two weeks after vaccination for a […]

Soaring numbers of pensioners left ‘stranded’ in hospital for weeks

Rising numbers of elderly patients are being left “stranded” in hospital for more than three weeks amid a growing social care crisis, an investigation reveals.

Last year Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, pledged to bring an end to the “long stay” culture on the wards, promising quicker assessments and more support at home for those who […]

Heatwave alert over the Bank Holiday

The Met Office has issued an amber heatwave alert as temperatures are predicted to reach August Bank Holiday records

An amber heat warning has been put in place for parts of England with bank holiday temperatures predicted to surge above 30C.

The Level Three alert is one level below red, or a “national emergency”, with the elderly, […]

This employee review is what we are all about.

We have just been made aware of a review submitted by one of our companions to a website about working for Seniors Helping Seniors as a companion, which makes us so proud of her and all of our team.

This is what she said …………….

 

I work as a companion, giving assistance where needed, taking clients to […]

How to avoid a UTI

Advice on how to reduce your risk of getting a UTI –and steps to take if you think you have one.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has issues some very helpful advice on how to avoid getting painful Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs.

Urinary Tract infections are painful, inconvenient and the second largest type of all […]

Scam Awareness month is here

This year Scams Awareness Month takes place in June.

A scam is a type of fraud in which someone steals your money or information. You can be scammed online, in person, over the phone, or through the post.

Scams can be difficult to recognise, but there are things you can look out for.

Below is some basic advice […]

Safe & Well Visits from Kent Fire & Rescue Service

Did you know that Kent Fire & Rescue Service offer a free Safe & Well visit to anyone who:

is aged 70 and over
is living with dementia
has a long term health condition
has young children, or is pregnant
smokers

What is a Safe and Well visit?
Kent Fire & Rescue Service provide free visits to […]

Private Hospital discharge service available in West Kent

Private Hospital discharge service available in West Kent

Have you been in hospital for a while?

Do you need someone to organise your home for you in advance of coming out of hospital?

We can make sure all services are working and if necessary ensure that the heating is on in advance, collect you from Hospital in a […]

Run, walk or push against dementia

This coming Sunday, Barbara & Keith will be taking part in the Run, walk, push against dementia in Knole Park, Sevenoaks.

All the money we raise will help the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum support local people who are living with dementia.

Funding from the 2017/18 events helped to set up Forget-Me-Not Cafés, a Forget-Me-Notes Singing […]

Dementia Action Week – 20 – 26 May

From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. This means almost all of us […]