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!
Our three Ilkeston homes have all been supporting Hydration Week. It is a very important part of the care that we deliver on a daily basis for us to make sure our residents are properly hydrated at all times – particularly in the hot weather. We try many ways to do this – sometimes thinking outside the box. Last week we got a great donation from Morrisons of drinks varieties – so a big thank you to them for supporting our efforts.
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 a phrase often used, but is really important to each of our residents. We have communication books in the home with each resident having their own person centred book. This ensures we are meeting each individuals needs and gives them independence as they can choose what they would like to do. In the weeks coming we are adding more books and different personalised communication methods so we can be absolutely sure we are meeting everyone’s individual needs.
Here is a picture of some parachutes that are being used as part of Oakwood School’s exciting forest school programme. Our pupils were playing social games with the parachute and then we spread it out so we could discuss our plans to hang it in a tree to use as a den – a different type of tree house for sure! Watch this space for more updates and to see how things turned out.
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.