The team from Home Instead Senior Care together with the Stroke Association recently hosted an afternoon of activities and advice for stroke survivors in Wigan.
The social gathering was at the Abram Community Centre and included a quiz and prize bingo but most importantly provided an opportunity for stroke survivors and their carers to get together and find out more about the support that is available to them.
Phil Eckersley from Home Instead said: “It is vital that people get the support they need and this can vary dramatically depending on the individual. We are working closely with the Stroke Association to ensure that we understand the needs of stroke survivors and are able to provide quality care.”
He continues: Many stroke survivors only require a low level of support to help them with certain daily tasks. It may only be needed on a temporary basis but it can make all the difference to their independence. Other, more severely affected people need ongoing dedicated care which requires specialist training for our Caregivers.”
As Phil explains, it is not just the stroke survivors who should consider what support is on offer:
“At home care services are essential to provide respite care for carers. It allows them to take a break when they need one, perhaps to take a holiday from time to time. We can step in and provide an excellent, caring service that will give them peace of mind whilst they take a well deserved break.”
Home Instead provide care for adults in their own homes across the area and the company is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading at home care providers. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To contact Home Instead team in Wigan call 01942 215888 or for more information visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.
Photo Caption: Elaine and Val from the Stroke Association with Phil Eckersley from Home Instead in Wigan