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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 this, 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 live alone, having lost my wife two years sgo.  A few weeks ago at approx 1pm, I heard repeated knocking at my front door, whereupon I opened my front door to find someone on my doorstep.  She apologised for disturbing me but said that she had been visiting someone in the street and upon leaving had noticed that I had two pints of milk still on my doorstep.  She said that she was concerned to see milk still on the doorstep in the early afternoon and wanted to check on my welfare and ensure that I was ok.  Not only was I surprised at such an act of thoughtfulness, but also due to the fact that I have problems with mobility, she bent down and picked the milk up for me.  Should I have been unfortunate enough to have had a fall, I feel confident that I would have received the assistance I needed in due time due to the acts of this young lady.  She showed me her identification badge which read "Home Instead"  She is a credit to herself and whoever has employed her and should I ever need home assistance, I will be contacting yourselves.  

- From a neighbour of someone that receives care from Home Instead.