When local MP Steve Brine had to cry off from attending Home Instead Senior Care’s official office opening due to ill health this week, sprightly 86 year old client and Winchester resident, Mrs Patricia Lloyd was more than happy to step into his shoes.
Mrs Lloyd was the at-home care company’s very first client in April this year and Home Instead provides support for Mrs Lloyd and her husband who will be 90 next month.
The company, which was set up by local husband and wife team Steve and Jan Gapper who live just outside Winchester, is part of a national network recognised as one of the UK’s leading home care organisations.
Speaking at the event, Jan said, “We are passionately committed to providing the highest levels of care to our clients and, with the help of our dedicated team of caregivers that’s exactly what we are doing. They help us to make a real difference to people’s lives.”
The couple were joined at their official opening by, of course, Mrs Lloyd, many of their caregiver team as well as other clients and their families plus local County Councillor Jackie Porter and representatives from local community organisations. They had nothing but praise for the dedicated, hardworking team of caregivers employed by Home Instead Senior Care, all of whom enable the company’s clients to continue to live independently and securely in their own homes.
Home Instead services include personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and medications; home help covering all aspects of day-to-day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties plus companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients to appointments through to simple conversation and good company.