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A daily chat helps Henry stay healthy

A daily chat helps Henry stay healthy

Hillingdon resident Henry Eames, 99, recommends regular chats to keep yourself youthful. Henry, who has lived in Hillingdon for 62 years, says: “I value the chats I have with Mariano Lucas, my carer. He visits four days a week, and after making my bed and helping treat my legs, we have time to talk. I often talk to him about the quirks of UK culture....

Christmas Gift ideas for your elderly loved ones

Christmas Gift ideas for your elderly loved ones

With less than a month until Christmas, it won’t be long until the festive season is here again. We still have a few weeks to go, but you may have already started thinking about what gifts you are going to buy for family and friends. If you have an elderly loved one, you will almost definitely have heard them say ‘I don’t need anything!’ or that...

In support of Dementia Action Week

In support of Dementia Action Week

At Avant, we provide care and support to many customers that have dementia. All our care workers and managers are given training in dealing with supporting people with dementia – it is a rewarding part of our jobs and a vital service to the local community. Busting the myths There are some misconceptions about dementia, which is why Dementia Action Week...

Winter care tips for the elderly

Winter care tips for the elderly

With the cold now starting to bite, and with predictions of a harsh season ahead across the country, it’s so important for the elderly and their carers to be aware of how to manage the wintry spell to avoid discomfort as much as possible. Here are a few simple winter care tips for the elderly from Avant Healthcare that can help every senior take better...