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Founder’s Day – Celebrating 20 years!

20 years ago, on September 5th  1998, Kiran and Philip Yocom first began providing in-home care services

Before coming to the United States from India, Kiran worked with Mother Teresa for 14 years. From her, she learned that “goodness always brings you blessings”. When Kiran met 78-year-old retired military nurse, Janette Reber, she saw she had […]

Ultra-Processed food, What’s behind the headlines and what does it mean to you?

We are passionate about fresh food and traditional cooking with our clients.  And we are very mindful of nutrition and personal tastes, so here’s a look behind the Ultra-processed food and Cancer risk headlines
Research conducted by the NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort in Brazil and France was published in the BMJ 14/2/18. It gave rise to alarming headlines […]

What care options are there for people on a budget?

Choose is a UK price comparison site, focused on helping consumers find the best deal and understand their rights.  When the editors saw the BBC programme on how Seniors Helping Seniors provides a much needed alternative to state funded care which is failing, the asked Christian to write about the elderly care options people have […]

Social Care, in the balance – or have the scales tipped?

“I’ll Huff and I’ll puff and I’ll close care homes and agencies down,” … said the big bad wolf to the social care sector.
The question is, who is the care sector’s big bad wolf? I loathe the word “industry”. The care of our elderly shouldn’t be a conveyor-belt monitoring until it is time for the […]

What rights do people in care have?

More than 80% of local authorities have reduced spending in real terms on social care for older people over the past five years, leading to reports of private companies that deliver care in the community handing back their contracts to local authorities as “undeliverable”.
As the Care Quality Commission (CQC) put it in a recent report, […]

Personal Independence Payments: Wendy Mitchell’s story

The Government must robustly enforce the Equality Act and the Equality Duty to stop people with dementia being overlooked, forgotten, treated badly and discriminated against. By Pippa Kelly

When I heard that Wendy Mitchell had had her state funded personal independence payment (or PIP) taken away I could, sadly, believe it because I’d had much the same experience […]

‘Tis the season to slow-cook!

Slow-cooker recipes 14 recipes tried, tested and tasted by

Over the last few months we have been working to raise awareness of the importance of older people eating well, and to provide suggestions for how friends and families can help to tempt even the frailest appetites.
In addition to discovering food memories, and creating predictable routine around […]

Boosting appetite for someone with dementia or a frail appetite

Boosting Appetite for someone with dementia

Has your loved one gone off meals? Perhaps they’ve lost confidence in the kitchen? As part of Carers Week, Seniors Helping Seniors provide some great suggestions on how to rekindle their interest. Seniors Helping Seniors are an at-home care service providing support for older people in areas like meal preparation, shopping, transportation and house […]

Elderly Malnutrition

Malnutrition in the elderly is more common than you may think.

The Malnutrition Task Force is an independent group of experts across health, social care and local government united to address avoidable and preventable malnutrition in older people. We have started to work together because we see how dangerous a poor diet is for elderly people and most […]

John’s campaign and Seniors Helping Seniors®

Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones founded John’s campaign 30th November 2014 and it affects over 850,000 people living with dementia in UK.
250 hospitals in UK have pledged to welcome carers of people with dementia whenever the patient needs them but that is far from the nationwide right it should be .  NHS England has made […]