The St. Albans based ‘at-home’ care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, who specialise in caring for the elderly in their own homes, has had its excellent work rewarded by receiving approval and accreditation from the independent healthcare regulator, The Care Quality Commission (CQC), to provide its services in St. Albans and the surrounding areas.
CQC accreditation is required by all providers of health and adult social care in England. It ensures that companies such as Home Instead Senior Care provide services of the highest quality to help older people continue to lead independent lives in their own homes.
Fiona Harrall, who set up the St. Albans office in April 2010, explains:
“This is a quality stamp that provides reassurance to our clients and of course potential clients. It shows that we respond to their individual needs and that we are a trusted and reliable source of care services for people in their own homes. We are passionately committed to providing the highest levels of care and accreditation bears testament to the dedication of our team, which includes our fantastic caregivers.”
Fiona, a chartered surveyor by profession most recently worked for Countrywide Surveyors in Hertfordshire but chose to take voluntary redundancy and set up on her own in the care industry. Having struggled to find at-home care for her aunt and uncle who both suffered with dementia and who now have to live in separate care homes, Fiona wanted to ensure this would not happen to anyone else. When she heard about Home Instead Senior Care she jumped at the chance to open an office in St. Albans as she felt that with Home Instead she could make a real difference to her local community.
She continues: “The service we provide is tailored to the needs of individual clients ranging from simple tasks such as helping someone with their shopping to more complex care packages and respite care.”
Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading at-home care companies. Their service ranges from personal care to companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information on the service provided by Home Instead Senior Care in the area call 01727 895 941, or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk . Further information can be obtained from the CQC website www.cqc.gov.uk.