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A good night's sleep is always important, but when we are not feeling our best, it becomes critical! It is for this reason that Sova Healthcare takes its overnight care services very seriously.


Whether you're faced with a disability, illness, or just general poor health, losing out on a good night's kip can compromise your immune system leaving you in a worse state of affairs again the next day. There is also the damaging effects on morale sleep deprivation can cause; a bad or disturbed night's rest can leave us feeling positively drained, and unable to cope with whatever the next day throws at us..
 
On Thursday 2nd October, Sova Healthcare teamed up with Rix House Care Home in Keighley, West Yorkshire (part of the Turning Point group), to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning.
 
Macmillan first started these events in 1990, and since then their annual coffee morning has raised over £113 million to become the world’s biggest such event. This year, Sova Healthcare and Rix House Care Home were happy to contribute to this great occasion. Both residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the coffee morning and we raised a total of £121.21, which will be donated directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
Sova Healthcare's Macmillan Coffee Morning
From left to right: Alastair Lodge, Paula Lodge (Project Worker), Jane Risdale (Project Worker), Rachael Shackleton (Project Worker) and Mark Downey enjoying Sova Healthcare's Macmillan Coffee Morning.
 
 

Following last week's blog post - which revealed that 46% of people believe they will have no option but to enter a residential care home in their old age - we at Sova Healthcare would like to highlight some of the ways in which elderly people can be cared for in the comfort of their own dwellings.

 

A recent study reveals that we need to think more carefully about old age and what will happen when we get there.

 
Old woman
 
It seems like old age is something of a taboo subject in modern society. We don't want to think about getting old, and so we don't talk about it - we just push it to the back of our minds and try to forget about the fact that nobody stays young forever.
 

A recent study by the Welsh older people’s Commissioner has brought to light some pressing matters of care-home malnourishment that have been reported nationwide. The study brought to attention some rather alarming details and incidents that supported some of Sova’s own views about the negligence that takes place in some of our country’s care-homes.

The report reviewed 100 care homes and after evaluating their results they deemed the whole situation ‘unacceptable’. In fact, the problem was so apparent that Commissioner Sarah Rochira demanded an increased emphasis on providing nutritionally balanced meals, and sufficient choice for the vulnerable in care.

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