Remember, remember the elderly this November

A WELSH care firm is reminding anyone holding Bonfire night parties and letting off fireworks this November (2016) to be considerate with regards the elderly and vulnerable.


Abacare is asking people to spare a thought for any elderly neighbours before letting off any loud fireworks and make them aware of any celebrations going on.


Peter Angelides, CEO of the award-winning care provider, which has recently won a significant tender in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) and Merthyr Tydfil and has opened a new office at Ty Cynon, Navigation Park, said: “The loud noises from fireworks can often frighten the elderly so we’re urging anyone who is planning a party or letting off fireworks to make elderly neighbours aware of any plans and ensure they will be ok with the noise levels.


“We will be making sure all of our service users are reassured on the night but wanted to spread the word so others can check on any older friends, relatives or neighbours they might have.


“It’s a good idea to choose a suitable time to let your fireworks off or light your bonfires, make sure to avoid loud noise after 11pm. Fireworks should be let off in an open space as the sound can bounce off buildings and enclosed spaces, frightening elderly people. We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun but after all, fireworks are explosives and can be very dangerous.”


Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.


The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout the UK.


Its core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.


It is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.


Abacare was also recently awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.


Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.


Staff at the care agency were assessed to ensure the organisation met the requirements of the standard.


It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014 and 2015 and has been nominated in the same category at this year’s Global Over 50s Housing Awards.


For more information about Abacare, please call 01443 742645 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook athttp://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.


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