We are delighted to welcome Emily Harris to the team who will be our Home Care Area Supervisor for Reigate. Emily has been working in the care sector for over five years. Emily says ‘My grandad was in a care home and I used to help out when I visited. I was only 7 at the time but I loved it and I knew then that I wanted to be involved in caring for the elderly when I was grown up’. Read More >
We honestly do not know where the time has gone…. this month marks our 25th anniversary of providing care to the elderly in their own homes. Since 1994, we have supported over 1,500 elderly clients providing different services according to each individual’s needs. Read More >
Like their clients, Nick & Sarah Bruce knew that one day they would want to retire, but which would mean addressing the thorny issue of what happened next for their company. Read More >
Our energetic team is never known to duck a challenge and our head of Home Care Donna Roche, Kim Thomas, head of Nettlestead Care home and Joanna Nykiel head of Priors Mead will be taking part in a SkyDive on 21st October to fund-raise for the Alzheimer’s Society. Read More >
From left to right: Kim Thomas, Donna Roche and Joanna Nykiel – Nightingales’ new directors
Nightingales, a family led company that has been providing care to the elderly for over 30 years has appointed three of its senior management team as directors; Donna Roche, head of homecare, Kim Thomas manager of Nettlestead care home in Bromley, and Joanna Nykiel who heads up Priors Mead care home in Reigate. Read More >
Nightingales has been caring for the elderly for 30 years and is now offering homecare services to the elderly living in Reigate and Redhill. With residential homes Priors Mead Reigate and Nettlestead Bromley it was a natural evolution to extend our care services into the community by providing help and support to enable people to retain their independence and stay living in their own homes, comfortably and safely; something that most people want for as long as possible. Read More >
Now the clocks have gone back the hours of daylight seem very short. It’s a time of year, when as older people we can start to feel a sense of isolation as we are not so keen to go out in the cold and the dark. As temperatures drop it is even more important that we take care of our health. A little preparation will make sure we stay warm and healthy. Read More >
Older people are more likely to be targeted.
It’s a sad fact of life that older people are more likely to be targeted by criminals perpetrating fraud than any other sector of society. Although exact statistics may be quite difficult to come by, not least because fraud is one of the most under reported types of crime, research carried out earlier this year for a report written by Age UK found that 53% of people aged over 65 believed that they had been targeted by fraudsters.
Sadly, the reality of dementia is one many people face every day.
Here at Nightingales, we are more aware than most of the impact this can have on the day-to-day lives of the elderly. We have clients who suffer with dementia and consider one of our key duties to be providing support to them.
Choosing the correct care for your needs.
Whether you are looking to support your parent through Home Care so that they can continue to live at home, or considering the important decision of choosing a care home for the longer term, being aware of what is on offer will help you make that important choice.