May well be the cry in homes up and down the land. For our residents keeping cool in Summer heat is just as important as keeping warm in Winter. Here’s a graphic with some good tips on how to stay cool during the heatwave. It’s important to stay cool and calm at the moment, and try and enjoy the sunshine sensibly. We’re sure our residents will be doing just that!
With the weekend looking to be a mini heat wave, here are some Top Tips for the hot weather…
Here are some simple ideas for keeping cool at night while the temperatures are rising.
• 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.
As England face Denmark tonight for a place in the Euro 2020 final we wondered what you think the result will be. Are you optimistic or pessimistic? An easy match or a nail biting nerve jangler going to extra time?
Whatever the outcome we know many of our residents will be glued to the TV to watch the match. Come on England!
At United Health we care for people across the East Midlands. We do this around the clock, across a number of different care categories, through teams of professional and dedicated staff members. As a professional company we understand how difficult delivering great care can be. For some 6.5 million carers across the UK this task is done without pay, often supporting a family member or friend who has a disability or illness.
We want to draw attention to all those carers across the East Midlands in particular, who give of themselves selflessly day in and day out. Which is why we want to draw your attention to Carers Week. The week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on someone’s health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week.
We want to publicly recognise the fantastic work these carers do and to offer our support for Carers Week across the East Midlands and the rest of the country.
We cannot remember a time when people’s Mental Health was at the forefront of national discussion as it is now. The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for good mental health for everyone, and how fragile our mental health can be be given unforeseen changes and pressures in our lives.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the Week.
The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.The Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. This year the focus of the week is on nature and how it can improve our mental health.
It was with great sadness that all of us at United Health learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip this week. All of our residents have lived through the same times as he did, and have seen his extraordinary contribution to the nation and the support he showed to the Queen for over seven decades.
He will rightly be remembered for having promoted important causes, such as wildlife and climate issues, way ahead of his time. His steadfastness and calmness at times of crisis are well known and he will be missed by the whole country. Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this time and we are sure that all our homes will be reflecting on their own memories of his service and achievements over the coming days.
This is an important piece of advice being issued by Police Forces. Please be aware of this and other scams taking place currently. … We have been made aware of a new phishing scam. A text telling people they are eligible for a Covid19 vaccination comes through to people’s mobiles. The message links to a convincing yet fake NHS page which asks for bank details. Do not click on the link or provide your name, credit card or bank details. This is a scam.The Police Force have clarified the NHS may try and contact you in several ways, but they never ask for you to disclose bank details. If you think you have been targeted by a scammer contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or the police.
Clap for Carers is returning under a new name of Clap for Heroes, tonight at 8pm. In our 3rd lockdown we hope it can lift the spirits of all of us.Our staff do an amazing job to keep vulnerable people as safe as possible – will you join with us and clap for them?
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to look forward to hopefully a brighter year ahead. There is still a long way to go for everyone to be safer and to feel they can lead more of a normal life, but there is now cause for hope. Of course we still need to be really careful and we will make sure that we offer the very best and safest possible care and support to your loved ones, as we have done throughout this year. We know that this New Year will be a quiet one for most people, but we can all raise a glass to each other in the safety of our own homes and look forward to better times ahead. Form everyone at United Health we hope you have a Happy and Safe New Year.
IT’S HERE!!…..Of course we mean the United Health Advent Calendar for 2020. Last years was such a success that everyone wanted to repeat it in 2020. Of course this year has not been so great, but we have decided to keep an upbeat theme – we figured that most people have had their share of doom and gloom this year. Why not take a look at our Facebook page to see all the great videos that we have posted so far. https://www.facebook.com/unitedhealthltd