Remembrance Day honours those who sacrificed everything for our freedoms. Today we pay particular tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our country. Many of our residents will have lived through the war or had relatives who possibly lost their lives during conflict. Remembering them today will be particularly poignant as it takes place against the backdrop of another, albeit different, worldwide crisis. We hope that you will join with us at 11am and perform the simple act of respect by observing two minutes slience.
Our internal mental batteries have all taken a bit of extra load over the last 8 months, and it’s no wonder that many of us have struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues during this time. Here is a useful graphic that might help you check your own mental heath in a simple and constructive way. Of course many of you will have been caring for others during this period, but it’s also important to look after yourselves!
Halloween may look a bit different this year, but we couldn’t let the day pass without a spooky themed joke..What is a ghost’s favourite party game? Hide-and-shriek.
Have a great day everyone!
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has launched a Professional Care Workers Week for 2020 which is taking place from 1st to the 4th September.
The week invites people from across the sector to attend events virtually or in person to celebrate and appreciate care workers. The week is also designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness and bring acknowledgement to care workers.
As a company United Health totally supports the aims of the week, and the importance of recognising care workers has never been more apparent than it is at the moment.
The way all care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is testament to fantastic commitment they have to caring for people, which is why the theme for the week this year is ‘Respect and Recognition’.
We would like to show our support for all care workers this week and for the months ahead, and hope the event is a success.
Here’s a very informative poster from “National Online Safety” explaining how to be mindful of “Phishing” online.”Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment.”If in doubt, it’s worth checking with the sender before clicking the link.
That’s what we can now say to all our residents at Valley View Care Home and Highfields Care Home in Swadlincote as we have now completed construction of our new home cinema facility.This is fantastic news and means we can screen movies in the comfort of our own home. First up the new Bad Boys movie complete with an interval for drinks! Pass the popcorn!
The current pandemic and lockdown has placed enormous stress on a lot of people. Very few of us will have lived through the last few months without our mental health being affected. This is true for both adults and children. We have found this chart by Banana Tree Log a good simple guide to help is all stay as happy and mentally healthy as possible. We hope it gives you some good tips.
At United Health we have all been working really hard to keep our residents and staff safe; eliminating the spread of COVID-19.
Help us and yourself to keep doing that, by wearing a mask when going into a shop from 24th July.
REMINDER: If you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you will not be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or PINs.
For more information, visit: http://actionfraud.police.uk/testandtrace
Here are some simple yet fab tips for keeping cool at night in the heatwave.
• Preparation is key, so keep blinds shut during the day/evening to block out sunlight and keep your room as cool as possible.
• Cool your body temperature down with a cold shower before bed to feel more refreshed.
• Alternatively, you can run your wrists under cool water to also help drop your temperature before going to sleep.
• Make sure you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a common cause of sleepless nights, so keep a glass of cold water by your bed in case you wake up hot and thirsty.