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Support for your loved one if you're planning a UK break

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Support for your loved one if you're planning a UK breakWhilst travel abroad is not an option at the moment for many people, staycations in the UK are increasing in popularity as a result. If you're planning a UK break this year, and are worried about an older family member being left alone at this time, you could consider a community alarm which means they have help on hand 24/7 whilst you take a much needed break.

Keeping cool in the heat - avoid risks of heat exhaustion

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When the weather is hot for long period of time, it can cause health risks, especially in those over 75 years of age. In England, there are on average 2,000 heat related deaths every year (source NHS)´╗┐Tips for coping in the heat:Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water - and look out for those you know at risk - such as friends, relatives and neighbours with health conditions.Stay cool indoors, especially during the hottest part of the day (11am-3pm) Invest in a fan and draw the curtains to stop direct sun light coming in.Stay in the shade when you're taking a daily walk or sitting in the garden. Apply suncream and wear a sun hat if you go outdoors Avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day and walk your dog early morning or evening times if / when it is coolerTake a bottle of water out with you The heat can exhaust you more quickly than normal, listen to your body and rest if you need to.Public Health England has further tips on how to beat the heat in the Heatwave Plan for England.

Carers Week 2021

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Herts Careline has added its voice to support 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. Carers Week raises awareness to ensure carers are aware of their rights and can access the support that is available to them as soon as they need it. This is particularly important given the very challenging couple of years that carers have endured throughout the pandemic.There is a lot of support for unpaid carers in Hertfordshire, including Carers in Hertfordshire and Crossroads Care, and nationally, Carers UK. Please do contact them for support if you need it.We find that assistive technology can also play a part in supporting carers, giving them peace on mind that help is on hand 24/7 for the person they care for. This means they can 'step out' for an appointment or to work, knowing that we can be there to help too.Feel free to call us on 0300 999 2 999 for more information.

Walking a marathon for Cancer Research

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Careline Operator, Jess Murray, is walking a marathon this month in aid of Cancer Research."After meeting up for socially distanced walks in lockdown we joked one day that we should push ourselves to walk to London. And once we get an idea in our heads, we tend to roll with it! Although this will be a tough and a personal challenge for us all, it nothing compared to what many go through when suffering from this illness."Jess and her boyfriend Stephen are going to be walking a marathon from Welwyn Garden City to the Cancer Research HQ in London on 23 June 2021 to raise money for Cancer Research UK. They will be setting off in the early hours and trekking all day (and night if need be), carrying all the supplies they may need.

Supporting you during Epilepsy Awareness Week 2021

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It's Epilepsy Awareness Week so we want to make sure that we're doing all we can to share information about how our telecare service is making a difference to many young people and adults living with Epilepsy.Did you know that we can provide equipment to monitor and support young people and adults living with epilepsy? This can be at home or outside anytime time during the day and night.

Dementia Action Awareness Week 2021 - how technology can provide support

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Dementia Action Awareness Week 2021 - how technology can provide support
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