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Stay safe in a heat wave

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The mercury is due to exceed 30°C in the upcoming days.Please make sure that yourself and those you care for are prepared, as heat can cause exhaustion and sunburn amongst other ailments.People over 70 are especially vulnerable in the sun. And keeping well in the heat, especially in the current situation, is vital. A little Vitamin D can be good for you, but too much can cause health issues.

Older people being targeted by scam callers

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Consumer group, Which? have reported that older people are being targeted in an increase in scam callers, and a number of people Herts Careline look after have reported scam calls this week - with people asking for money for 'free' alarms and other services.The advice is always don't hand bank details out over the phone and end the call as soon as you can, reporting to Action Fraud or the Police if you feel threatened.

Supporting your Dad this Father's Day

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We're not the most 'conventional' of Father's Day presents!But if you're thinking of that special hero in your life who might be needing a little more support to live more safely and independently at home, perhaps consider a community alarm. This means they have 24/7 access to our emergency control room at the press of a button, giving them, and you, peace of mind that help is never far away.

Carers Week 2024

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Carers Week is a yearly awareness campaign that that aims to highlight the challenges faced by unpaid carers, and recognise their outstanding contribution to families, friends and communities up and down the UK.This Carers Week, we'll make sure carers have access to useful information about how telecare services can help support their caring responsibilities to ensure those in their care have support on hand 24-7.

Support for your loved one if you're going on holiday

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If you're planning a holiday this summer, and usually have caring responsibilities for a family member at home, you may be concerned about the support they might need to ensure they are safe and well whist you're away. It's understandable to be worried about an older person at home while you're on holiday. Here are some things you can do to ease your worries:Prepare - before you go on holiday, make sure your loved one has everything they need. Could someone pop in to check on them - a friend, neighbour, or family member perhaps.

Carers Week is an opportunity to put Carers on the Map

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Carers Week is on 10 – 16 June 2024. This year it's all about Putting Carers on the Map. That means finding carers and making sure they are recognised, valued, and supported. It's something Carers in Herts work at all year to ensure unpaid family and friend carers are aware of the information and support which is available for them and how they can access it.
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