Six months after opening its office in Edinburgh, home care provider Home Instead Senior Care welcomed clients, carers and local organisations to celebrate the successful establishment of its service; which helps older people to maintain their quality of life and independence at home.
To mark the occasion Sheila Gilmore MP presented Trevor and Sam Brocklebank (co-founders of Home Instead in the UK) with an award-winning haggis from local butcher Findlay’s of Portobello. Although this is Home Instead’s first office in Scotland, there are 100 offices in the UK and 900 worldwide.
Owners of the Edinburgh office, Andrew and Joanna Senew have been greatly encouraged by the amount of positive feedback received for Home Instead’s companionship based care; from clients, their families, and health and social care professionals.
Andrew commented … “With the spotlight so much on free personal care and all the political debate which surrounds it, all too often other equally important aspects of care are overlooked. Many older people lack companionship: someone to talk to; to accompany them on a walk or to an appointment; to help with housework; or to prepare a fresh nutritious meal. Often support such as this can make the difference between continuing to enjoy a good quality of life at home and having to consider residential care.”
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