Myhomecare are delighted to announce we have been named Home Care Provider of the Year in the Public Sector Awards.
It caps what has been a fantastic year for us, a year in which we achieved the International Gold Seal in quality by JCI. A major thank you to all our clients and staff for all that they have done for us in the past year and making this possible.
DNE Carer of the Month 🏅
The Carer of the Month for DNE is Grace Igelige.
Thank you Grace for your extremely hard-work throughout the pandemic. Our clients really appreciate your caring approach and personality.💙
Cork Carer of the Month 🏅
The Carer of the Month for Cork is Nazrul.
Thank you Nazrul for your extremely hard-work throughout the pandemic. Our clients really appreciate your caring approach and personality.💙
Your Mental Health at Christmas 💙
The holidays can bring a lot of demands such as financial, social and family. This is especially true for vulnerable people, or people already feeling under pressure.
At these times, it's very important to plan ahead to avoid feeling overwhelmed. You can't choose when Christmas comes, but you can choose to help yourself get through it.
Have realistic expectations
Be honest and realistic about what you can expect from the season. Don't compare yourself with other people. Don't expect that Christmas will be perfect. If things don't turn out as planned, it can have a negative impact on your self-esteem.
Instead, focus on 1 or 2 things that are most important to you at Christmas. This year, promise yourself you'll have a simpler festive season.
Reflect on what you've achieved this year
As the end of the year approaches, try not to be hard on yourself for things you thought you should have achieved by now. Accept yourself and where you are right now. This Christmas period, use the time to reflect on how far you have come and all you have achieved.
Show compassion for others
A simple act of kindness can change any experience completely. Often at Christmas, people feel more lonely and isolated than normal. A thoughtful gesture can make a real difference. This could be spending time with someone or offering them a listening ear.
Research shows that helping others increases your own sense of wellbeing. An easy way to do this is to take part in your community.
Seek professional help if you need to
Despite your best efforts, you might feel low, stressed, sad or anxious over Christmas.
Talk to your GP before Christmas about what support they can offer you.
Don't hesitate to reach out. Many services (especially helpline and online services) are open during Christmas.
At times like Christmas, it's easy to fall out of your normal routine. Your body clock can change and it's not unusual to over-indulge in many different ways.
As a result, your motivation levels can drop and you can feel bloated, sluggish and unwell.
Maintain your healthy habits by:
• Keeping up a healthy sleep pattern
• Making an effort to exercise outdoors
• Eating a good diet
• Minding your alcohol intake
Above all else, allow yourself to take some time out during the Christmas season. If you are feeling drained in any way, find yourself a quiet space to breathe.
Take time to rest and restore your energy. Christmas might be all about giving, but that means giving to yourself too.
Friends of the Elderly 👴🏼
Myhomecare join Friends of the Elderly in celebrating their 40th year anniversary this year in providing friendship and vital services to older people in Ireland.
We will be assisting Friends of the Elderly by providing food hampers for their members this Christmas.
Friends of the Elderly works hard to provide a wide range of social programmes for older people who would benefit from a friendly chat or a social outing.
With the help of their many dedicated volunteers and donors they provide companionship, support, social engagement, inter-generational activities and community-based services.
- Are free & confidential
- Provide friendly conversation, companionship and social outings
- Offer a sense of security knowing that someone will be calling
- Are provided by volunteers who have been interviewed, garda vetted, reference checked and trained.
- Compliment other available health and social care services
- Are tailored to each individuals’ needs
- For further information, please visit their website below:
Servisource Healthcare can help you with this increased pressure during these times. Our concept is to facilitate and ease these pressures from temporary staff solutions to speedy discharge and homecare within the hospital and home, thus reducing the added pressure that already exists.