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Hummingbird - If New Year blues are getting to you, the solution could be hiring home help and getting some time back for yourself !

If New Year blues are getting to you, the solution could be hiring home help and getting some time back for yourself !

01 Feb 2019

If New Year blues are getting to you, the solution could be hiring home help, and restructuring your lifestyle using a private household staff agency. We have all heard that retailers are struggling because we’re no longer spending on stuff!! What families increasingly want is experiences. While having nice things is good on one level, we’re finally waking up to the fact that what’s better for the soul is to live well. So, maybe you have signed up for a new gym class, or are taking a walk in the park every day – However, all the people we speak to have one problem in common that’s not cured by any of the usual array of New Year’s resolutions. They are all short of time. Hummingbird give you back Time and its invaluable!

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Hummingbird - Keeping your housekeeper happy –  some basic rules  to keep things sweet.

Keeping your housekeeper happy – some basic rules to keep things sweet.

22 Jan 2019

Many new clients calling looking for housekeeping ask us for guidance as they have no clue what is deemed to be housekeeping and what’s not , and, how does a housekeeper differ from a domestic cleaner. Some clients are calling because their housekeeper has left and they are not sure why and the possible reasons for departure only become clear once we have started discussing what they have asked their housekeeper to do. The difference between a domestic cleaner and a housekeeper is cleaners clean and don’t do any other tasks other than that. A housekeeper will clean as well as manage and maintain the running of the home and household.

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Hummingbird - HOME CARE OR CARE HOME - the true cost of care vs Home support!

HOME CARE OR CARE HOME - the true cost of care vs Home support!

21 Jan 2019

HOME CARE OR CARE HOME? For many families the worries and concerns of having elderly relatives receiving support in their own homes don’t just stem from physical abilities and disabilities, or concerns regarding medication or nursing care, for the majority of people the concerning factors are simply the social isolation and loneliness they face due to the busy work and home lives we have ourselves these days. It is a very sad and unfortunate fact that for many elderly clients, the lack of ability to just be able to get out of the house and do their weekly shopping, or meet up with friends, means that until a family member has the time to visit, they have little or no chance of adult company and conversation, and unfortunately due to the logistics and locality of their family members, the length of time between these visits can become extremely prolonged. This is quite often the time when families decide to take the hard and sometimes heart-breaking decision to begin the process of moving their loved ones into a Care Home. For some elderly people this can be the best decision to be able to provide them with the most support and care, especially if they need assistance and help with medical care from a qualified nurse, or if it is believed by all parties involved that better, safer, warmer and cleaner living conditions are required, but for a lot of families, this decision is made through feeling that they feel they have no other options available to them, when the personal circumstances of their loved ones dictate that the simplest of assistance with basic living support is all that is needed in order for them to retain their independence in their own home.

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Hummingbird - Hummingbird Home Staff  are delighted to offer home support with housekeeping, practical help and companionship for the elderly.

Hummingbird Home Staff are delighted to offer home support with housekeeping, practical help and companionship for the elderly.

07 Nov 2018

At Hummingbird Home Staff we have some extremely exciting news!! We are very proud to announce our brand new home staff service– Hummingbird Home Support providing practical help, housekeeping and companionship for the elderly! Hummingbird Home Support provides non-medical support and companionship for elderly clients wishing to remain within their own homes, rather than moving into residential care away from home, family and friends. We understand and respect that it is not only the personal and physical care which can affect the elderly and infirm, but the lack of social interaction, and the loneliness of ‘empty house’ syndrome if a spouse has recently passed away can also have a serious impact on their health and well-being going forward.

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