Month: July 2021

Young female medic talking with elderly woman at care home
Why respite care can be an essential part of your caring routine

Posted on 28 July 2021

Hello, and welcome to my second blog instalment. In this piece I would like to talk to you about respite care, an important service that we provide across all our care homes at Friends of the Elderly. Respite care is a temporary stay for an older person in a care home. The stay may be…

Elderly man using a laptop to stay in touch
How our digital connectivity grants are keeping people connected

Posted on 28 July 2021

As countries around the world locked down in response to Covid-19, the need for new ways to connect and interact with older generations has become painfully clear. At Friends of the Elderly we recognise that technology, while no substitute for direct contact, can alleviate feelings of loneliness and help provide a sense of comfort and…

Lovebirds celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary at our Woking care home

Posted on 21 July 2021

The team at Bernard Sunley care home in Woking recently helped two of its residents celebrate their very special Sapphire 65th Wedding Anniversary. The couple have lived at Bernard Sunley for a combined total of nearly four years. They are a popular duo and have made firm friends with other residents and staff alike. The…

How a care worker’s dual role is supporting residents in Hampshire

Posted on 15 July 2021

At our Alton-based care home The Lawn, Camilla Coulston’s dual role as both Activities Coordinator and Dementia Champion has helped her provide exceptional care for residents with a range of needs. Camilla had always wanted to work in care. Talking about her background, she said: “I come from a family of women who have, for…

June highlights from our care homes

Posted on 8 July 2021

From Father’s Day celebrations to a landmark 95th birthday, residents across our care homes and services have been busy over the last month. Find out what they got up to in June: The mother and daughter care team with 37 years between them At Friends of the Elderly, we are proud to have many family…