Former Wimbledon player now lives at Hatherleigh Nursing Home

Authored by Jerry Short
Posted: Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:28am

With the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships now over and the long queues for strawberries and cream now sated, it is exciting to discover that one of the “family members” living at Hatherleigh Nursing Home,  is 81-year-old Rosie Jewell. Rosie is a former tennis player who played in the under eighteens team at the Wimbledon Championships in 1954, getting through to the quarter-finals. Jewell is her married name, but in 1954 she was playing under her maiden name, Rosemary Wooller.

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

Devonians offered advice on avoiding onset of dementia

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:09pm

EXPERTS at a Devon domiciliary care company are offering people in the county advice on avoiding the onset of dementia this month (June 2019).

Guardian Homecare, which provides home care in Exeter and Torbay, is sharing its tips after Alzheimer’s Research UK revealed one percent of UK adults are unable to name known risk factors for dementia.

Innovative new dementia service launched by Mayor of Teignmouth  

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:15am

An exciting and innovative new dementia service has just been launched for the local community of Teignmouth. The Ness Shed is built on the researched and well-known concept of the ‘Men’s Shed’ and, using the expertise of trained professionals, creates a unique environment for individuals with dementia to take part in manual and creative activities. 

The launch event, which took place on 23rd May, was attended by many local residents, care professionals and the mayor of Teignmouth, who announced the official opening of The Ness Shed with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the centre.

The south Devon Guardian Homecare office team.

Dementia sufferers stay at home with specialist care 

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:17am

PEOPLE living in south Devon who suffer from dementia can receive care at home thanks to a specialist training scheme being run by a care provider in the area (June 2019).

Dementia sufferers can remain at home while receiving care, rather than having to live in a residential home, with the help of trained carers working for Guardian Homecare in Exeter and Torbay.

Catherine Porter, Manager for Guardian Homecare said: “We believe supporting people with dementia is extremely important as it enables them to retain their independence and lead fulfilled lives.

Action for Dementia in the city

Authored by Gina Awad - Exeter Dementia Action Alliance Lead
Posted: Fri, 05/31/2019 - 3:21pm

What a fabulous week collaborating with partners for Dementia Action week 2019. 

We were involved in three events which involved family Carers hosted by Bluebird Care Exeter & East Devon,  an informal Year 6 assembly at Exwick Heights Primary school, finishing the week with a play performed by local theatre company Substance & Shadow hosted at Cadogan Court care Home part of RMBI Care Co.

Gina Awad delivering a recent Dementia Friends session and sharing the work of EDAA at Wonford Community Centre

Dementia Action across the city

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:40pm

Monday 20th May 2019 will see Dementia Action week begin. 

Across the UK communities will be coming together to raise awareness and take action for dementia.

With over 850,000 people living with a dementia diagnosis in the country and no cure yet it is vital we continue to consider how as a society we can collectively collaborate and make a difference for those living with the condition and their families.  

Dementia activity centre launches innovative service supporting families and individuals dealing with the disease

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 7:14am

Established in 2017, The Ness Dementia Centre in Teignmouth is a dementia community hub based on the Dutch dementia meeting centre model. It is one of the first centres in the UK to use this model and is helping Devon lead the way in dementia community care.

The model recognizes the need to involve not only the family, and the individual but the whole community in helping that individual to remain in their own home for as long as possible.

Katie Jewell, Regional Manager for Guardian Homecare in Devon.

Devon carer leads way with person-centred approach to dementia care

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:58am

A DEVON care provider says it is leading the way when it comes to providing a person-centred care approach for its service users with dementia (March 2019).

Guardian Homecare, which has offices in Exeter, says it views service users with dementia as individuals rather than focusing on their illness or the abilities they may have lost.

Exeter Dementia Action Alliance joins forces with the Ted Wragg Trust  

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 7:36pm

Gina Awad and Colin Bray from the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance were delighted to be at West Exe school recently, delivering Dementia Friends sessions to the Health & Social care students. This is part of their ongoing commitment to raising dementia awareness and taking action within the school and wider community.

Image shows guidance cards and carers involved in activities

Creative Spaces for Carers programme

Event Date: 
27/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
St. Sidwell's Community Centre, Exeter

Are you a family member/spouse/partner/friend caring for someone living with dementia?

This FREE nature-based support programme will help you find ways to cope with issues, including anxiety and depression. It will provide you with activities, techniques and information to help you look after your own health.

Why not come along to this INTRODUCTORY SESSION and find out more about it?  We will work together to create a programme that will support your needs.