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Tips to ensure everyone enjoys festive get-togethers

Tips to ensure everyone enjoys festive get-togethers

Family get-togethers can be fun - but how do you ensure that people who need care enjoy them? "Family events can be a welcome change for people who need care and the family or friends who care for them, but get-togethers will go better if a few issues are thought through in advance," says care expert Sally, who runs the Avant Homecare service...

Make 2020 the year you transform lives with an Avant Homecare franchise

Make 2020 the year you transform lives with an Avant Homecare franchise

This new year could change your life – 2020 could be the year that you start your own business. But how do you find one that delivers the personal satisfaction of making a real difference to your community while delivering the lifestyle you want? Check out the Avant Homecare franchise. Avant Homecare prioritises your genuine impulse to benefit the...

How to spot a great carer – and how to be one

How to spot a great carer – and how to be one

How do you spot a great carer – and could you be one? Olga Mcrae, who has been nominated for the Great British Care Awards, is a good example, says her manager Danielle Daines. “Olga looks after every one of her clients as if they are a relative,” says Danielle. Olga says: “I enjoy communicating with my clients. I smile and they smile...

Award Season for Avant Healthcare

Award Season for Avant Healthcare

We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as this year's Home Healthcare Service of the Year at the London Prestige Awards! Each year, both readers and contributors to the Corporate LiveWire and LTG publications put forward companies, products, services and individuals who they feel are deserving of recognition. Nominees are asked to...

Mentoring from Sally can help you go multi-territory more quickly

Mentoring from Sally can help you go multi-territory more quickly

If you want to grow a franchise business fast, choose your franchise carefully. "Creating a multiple-territory business can be satisfying and lucrative, but can be challenging if you have not done it before. It pays to look for a franchisor that offers you the benefit of its expertise in achieving this," says Sally Graham, founder and managing director...

Lucky seven: Avant celebrates anniversary

Lucky seven: Avant celebrates anniversary

Seven could be your lucky number if you are looking for a successful healthcare services franchise: it's now seven years since Sally Graham used her personal experience as a successful care franchisee to start Avant Healthcare Services. Sally started her first care services franchise in 1996 and soon built up a successful business with nine territories...

A chance for all to dance with Age UK

A chance for all to dance with Age UK

Hounslow residents got a chance to dance recently at a wellbeing event put on by local care provider Avant Healthcare and Age UK Hounslow. The 'Bolder not Older' dance session, tailored for older adults by dance company DanceWest, was offered free to Hounslow residents by Age UK Hounslow at Southville Community Centre in Feltham. “Around 90 people...

The risks of dehydration – and tips to avoid it

The risks of dehydration – and tips to avoid it

You don't have to be in the desert to experience dehydration. It's happening every day. Research shows that around a fifth of people in long-term residential care homes are dehydrated, but there are no figures for dehydration within the community, where it is thought to be quite common. Older people, children, babies and people with disabilities are...

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....

Stay active in 2019: How yoga is keeping older people healthy

Stay active in 2019: How yoga is keeping older people healthy

Keeping active is an important part of staying healthy as we grow older. From a walk to the corner shop or seated exercises for those with less mobility, regular exercise is essential for keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Northumbria University are conducting a £1.4m study into the positive effects of yoga on older people with long term health...