What People Say About Us
""Dear Robert & Gail, Thank you for attending the West Lancashire Care summit, on Thursday 25th July 2013. We really do appreciate you taking the time to get involved and contribute your views.This is an important debate on the future of our health and social care services"."With an ageing population, increasing pressures on services and tightening financial pressures on services we need to find more innovative and effective ways to deliver high quality care services".It is important for us , as the local MP and as a member of the Shadow Health Team , to hear first hand from both service users and those who work in health and social care services about your experiences to help inform our understanding of how to develop a system or Whole - Person Care." "Rosie Cooper MP & Andrew Gwynne MP (Shadow Health Minister)
""The Prime Minster was pleased to read of the excellent work that Home Instead Senior Care is doing in West Lancashire and Ormskirk"."We recognise that dementia is one of the most important issues that we face as a society. That is why on 26th March 2012, the Prime Minister launched his challenge on dementia to improve health and care, create dementia - friendly communities, improve awareness and ensure better research. It is encouraging to see that raising awareness and making communities dementia - friendly are as important to you as they are to him.""Ed Pikett - Campaigns Manager, No10 Downing Street.
""They matched her ( my Mum) with someone who had similar life experiences. She has been brilliant and puts things into practice that is in her care plan and sees mum's care as important. I think they have been fantastic and as a family we have peace of mind. Mum's mental health was not good but has improved. They have saved the family from a traumatic experience and transformed mum's life and saved the day". Mrs C The Lake District We spoke to a professional who commissioned the services of the agency about the quality of service delivered. They said, "The providers are really good and enthusiastic about the service they deliver". They are very person centred and understood what I and my client was looking for. I thought they were an older person's service but they are not and they provided appropriate information for my client. My clients said at a meeting last week that they had no complaints and any issues they had were dealt with promptly. The one thing I was impressed with, was their governance arrangements and the level of details they wanted about my clients needs and the arrangements they would put in place to ensure my client was satisfied" Mrs LS Preston"Latest Quotes from our CQC Report - June 2013
"West Lancashire gets behind National Dementia Awareness Week West Lancashire CCG is supporting free local dementia workshops in support of National Dementia Awareness Week (19–25 May). Being organised by Home Instead, the workshops will provide a forum to discuss dementia, helping people understand the condition and provide various techniques to manage behaviours. A spokesperson for NHS West Lancashire CCG, said: “With an aging population and a predicted increase in the number of people living with dementia, this is a core focus area for the CCG. However, tackling this and delivering improvements cannot be achieved alone. We need to work closely with everyone from carers to our healthcare partners, and workshops like this play an integral role.“"NHS West Lancashire CCG
""I don't know what your care is like, but your customer service is outstanding". (Clients son, who was recently over in Europe and kept in touch on progress with his Mothers rehabilitation and care, via iPhone e-mails with Home Instead)."Mr DW, Milton Keynes
"“I am delighted to be supporting Dementia Awareness Week and Home Instead’s awareness campaign. It is fantastic that Home Instead is helping the people of West Lancashire to understand the condition and I fully support their efforts to make Ormskirk one of the UK’s first dementia friendly towns.“I have direct personal experience of losing someone close to me with dementia. The effects on the sufferer and on the family are devastating. Trying to ensure that good quality, appropriate care is provided, whilst coming to terms with the impact of the condition is incredibly hard on everyone involved.“I hope that Home Instead’s free Dementia Educational Workshops will improve people’s understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and I would urge everyone to back Dementia Awareness Week and support Home Instead and the Alzheimer’s Society in their excellent work.” Rosie Cooper MP is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia that works with various organisations to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers."Rosie Cooper MP
"Words are not nearly enough as to what we want to say. We cannot thank you enough for ALL your brilliant care, kindness and love shown towards Mum and us during the time you have been looking after her. The two caregivers J and A are two very special (lassies) as Mum would say. So dedicated, kind, most of all, caring. Mum loved to see them each day, always asking when they were coming. It also gave us great peace of mind that she was happy and cared for by them. They are ‘STARS’. Another massive thank you to you both as well, you should be very proud of Home Instead, your work is exceptional. You have always been there when Mum or us needed you, especially on the day Mum died, Thank you Gail for being there it meant so much to us both. You are both amazing people and if there were medals to be given out we would certainly be giving you one. We hope the business will go from strength to strength. We will miss you. Thankfully I will see you at Choir Gail, we’ve got to have a laugh haven’t we! Robert you can now buy the profiteroles for yourself! Once again THANK YOU for everything. Please keep in touch. Much Love Former Client's Son and Daughter in Law"Mr B and Mrs C - Ormskirk
""Many, many thanks for all the great care given to Mum over the year, it means so much to us that she feels happy and safe with all the CAREGivers and staff"."Mr H, Ormskirk.
"Quotes from the latest CQC Inspection report:"We saw people's needs were regularly reviewed, where people's needs had changed, they were supported to access other health and social professionals for additional support". "My sons health has certainly improved since he's had support from Home Instead, I think it's more than just a job to them". "I was told about Home Instead by a local Pharmacist, The agency I used kept letting me down, from the moment I contacted Home Instead they were accommodating and helpful"." I am impressed by the continuity of excellence Mum receives, everything is thought through". "The most important thing to me is that they listen to me and accept my worry as a carer". "People told us they felt safe in their own home, they had arrangements in place for staff to gain entry and to keep their home secure". "People we spoke to said they were happy with the service they received, they said that they received consistent care, they told us they received support to remain healthy and well". "They have simply transformed Mum's life". "Care Quality Commission Inspection Oct 2012
"My husband had such a fantastic time, all the four CAREGivers were lovely. We are more than happy to provide you or anyone else with a written commendation and we will be telling all our friends about your service."Mrs B, Mere Brow
"We have used other companies, they tended to tell us what we needed, we had very little say and they regularly rushed in and out. Unlike Home Instead, who respect and care about our actual needs, make time and treat us as individuals."Mrs S, Ormskirk
"I'd like to say a big thank you to the CAREGivers. My sister seemed more content and able to have conversations, it was wonderful. To see her personality still there is a great comfort to the family when we are so far away."Mrs H, Balsall Common.
"Very impressed by visit from @HomeinsteadWLC who understand how torn you can be between time spent being Carer and rest of life. Loved Ma!"Mr P, Rainford - Tweeted.