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Hi, my name is Julie and I am the owner of Home Instead Senior Care Colchester. 

For quite some time, I had been looking to set up my own business and considered many different options.   I then came across Home Instead Senior Care and really liked what they had to say about changing the face of ageing.  Their whole ethos is about providing the highest quality care that will enable people to carry on living at home as long as possible.  I could really relate to this as I spent many years caring for my mother and was determined to keep her at home as long as possible.   She suffered from osteoporosis, a heart condition and dementia and sadly, passed away in November 2010.   My mother and I also looked after my father at home when he was dying from lung cancer.  It was his one wish to die at home so between us we managed, and he got his wish.

I feel really lucky and privileged to be part of such a fantastic organisation.  It has given me the opportunity to run my own business whilst providing a quality service that I passionately believe in.   What I also love about Home Instead Senior Care is in addition to providing a home help service and personal care service,  we also offer  a companionship service.  To have a friendly face calling in to have a chat and reminisce about the past can make such a difference to someone’s life.  Or even a trip out to the local pub!  These are just two very small examples of the companionship service but either one of them can really make a difference!

The Colchester Home Instead Senior Care Office is part of a global network of more than 900 locally owned and operated offices.

Julie Price
Home Instead Senior Care

I wanted to thank you all  for your care and kindness as my father leaves your service to go in to residential care.

Without your organisation my dad would have had to go in to care three years ago. He has had three years of such a good quality of life due to the services that you offer. Dad has had companionship, outings, shopping trips and all aspects of domestic help from you, which have gradually increased as he became too effected by his Altzheimer's Disease to do things for himself.

I feel that Home Instead has been with me every step of the way, always supportive and ever flexible and helpful as my father's needs have changed. Seemlessley hours have been increased and more tasks have been done so that dad could stay in his own home for as long as safely possible. Whenever I have needed extra help, for example, someone to take care of dad at my daughters wedding, I have only had to ask and you have found a way of making it possible. I am truely grateful for all that every one of you has done.

I will miss seeing you all ! 

- Penny