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Reinventing care with purpose and technology

Reinventing care with purpose and technology

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Growing older is something that should be celebrated. But as our ageing population increases, it’s vital that everyone in our communities is supported to live life to the fullest. We should be striving to support older people to thrive at home, not just survive.

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Healthy ageing research for Thrive

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Thrive is working with research partner VOICE, part of the UK’s National Centre for Ageing, so that we can better understand what services and products to bring to the market-place that will create a world in which our ageing population can live better lives, at home, for longer.

VOICE is a unique organisation, comprising a large network of citizens across the UK and internationally. Members contribute insights, experience, ideas, and vision to identify unmet needs and opportunities, to drive innovation for ageing and improve health research.

We surveyed respondents from the VOICE network about their experiences and needs regarding support networks and accessing services, The majority of participants were aged 40 to 80 . The first phase of research focused on how the ageing population interact and engage with local services, what helps them choose and trust a provider, and how they consume technology to facilitate this.

 

What we found…

Trust was the most important reason for choosing a preferred source of information when looking for services and consumers looked at a wide range of sources for their services. Trust based sources such as word of mouth, local charities, and local authorities, are popular choices for information sources.

 

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Meet Our New Thrive Nutritionist and Qualified Yoga Instructor 

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Thrive is excited to announce the newest Nutritionist and Yoga instructor to join our Thrive team. Meet Ify!

Ify has already set to work, bringing a fresh start to 2023 through 1-2-1 and group yoga sessions, nutrition plans, and tailored wellness advice within retirement communities in our Thames Valley region. 

Wellbeing Instructor

Ify  is a Registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Licensed Brain Health Practitioner. She offers nutrition and lifestyle programmes to optimise wellbeing, using cutting-edge science technology alongside natural therapies to create bespoke treatment plans.

She’s already bringing her ‘wellness’ approaches to help people with conditions such as digestive issues, aches and pains, hormonal imbalance, skin complaints, memory loss, sleep problems or stress. Her focus is on making small adaptations to bodies and lifestyles, such as our posture, breathing, level of movement and mindfulness, to help conditions and enable a healthier, happier lifestyle.  

 

Health and wellness for older adults

Most of us know what we should be doing in terms of our nutrition and know we should be moving our bodies more, yet we struggle to implement it into our daily lives. Ify can create a wellness plan that works for either an individual or a group within your community. She provides regular support to ensure everyone stays on track and achieves their goals.

Group or individual plans can include;

  • Weekly meet-ups, either online or in person
  • Weekly yoga, mindfulness or meditation sessions 
  • Mindfulness and movement sessions 
  • Inspiring food guides
  • A practical and easy to implement plan that works for your life

 

Group or individual yoga sessions 

Yoga is a proven safe and effective way to enhance physical health and overall wellbeing. Many communities also enjoy these group sessions as a way to connect and meet new people – and stay well! Our group or individual activities can result in;

  • An all-round stronger body
  • Strengthened bones, which in turn can prevent the onset of osteoporosis 
  • Improved joint mobility 
  • Enhanced flexibility 
  • Improved balance, which can also help to prevent falls 
  • A mood-booster that reduces feelings of anxiety and stress
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • As well as alleviating those niggling aches and pains!

If you think  your community would benefit from organising group or individual sessions with Ify, or another of our Thrive Wellness practitioners please reach out to us at thrive@belleviecare.co.uk or by calling 01235 639 355.

Top tips for new home carers

Top tips for new home carers

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Deciding to be a home carer is one of the most rewarding career decisions you can make. The level of fulfilment and satisfaction you get from being a carer is unparalleled. From your very first day, you will be making a difference in the lives of others and have a significant positive impact on their quality of life.

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BelleVie Christmas Brochure 2021

BelleVie Christmas Brochure 2021

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After another turbulent year of restrictions, social distancing and Covid outbreaks, we’re here to help make your Christmas extra special for you and your loved ones. 

Taking the needs and aspirations of the people we support into account, we’ve put together this handy guide with ideas about activities and gifts we can organise for your loved one during the festive period.

Download BelleVie Christmas Brochure here.