Never too old (or too young) to care!

Our CAREGiver Sybil
Our CAREGiver Sybil

Our CAREGivers are mainly ladies in the age range mid-thirties to mid-fifties but we do recruit men and women of all ages as this article highlights. Our CAREGivers are caring individuals who want to help make a difference to people’s lives.

We employ CAREGivers of all ages: Sybil Padfield, who is 81 years young and Joshua Lekha, who is 22 years old are CAREGivers who work hard to make a difference to the lives of the elderly in the Epping Forest area. Whether in your twenties or your eighties, every CAREGiver is highly valued at Home Instead.

Sybil Padfield, who has lived in the area all of her life, joined Home Instead 6 months ago and is proof positive that older CAREGivers can bring something very special to the relationships between CAREGivers and clients.

Sybil said “I love working with Home Instead and I enjoy my special times with all of the clients I care for. I spend a lot of time providing companionship care, helping with meal preparation, as well as taking them out for some fresh air.

“Everyone at Home Instead is so supportive, and I especially enjoy social events where we get to meet and chat with other CAREGivers; office birthday celebrations are always great fun!”

On the opposite age spectrum, Josh, a 22 year old semi-professional rugby player from Epping, took his first job in HR, but quickly felt that he wasn’t making a positive enough impact on the lives of others. He had a strong desire to work in the care sector, and after joining Home Instead, he hasn’t been happier!

Josh says, “The best part of my job is the fulfilment I get helping other people. I provide companionship care and personal care to my clients, and we always have a lot of fun together. We spend a lot of time laughing, and all of my clients are very nice. It is a fantastic job!”

Josh also says, “Being a CAREGiver requires patience and a friendly demeanour.”

Sybil and Josh are the very essence of exceptional caring, bringing to each and every relationship their natural empathy and ability to care.

The older population is growing at a rapid rate and an increasing number of people over the retirement age want to remain at work.  We employ people from a wide age range with many different backgrounds; the most important thing is that they have a caring nature.

These are really rewarding jobs and often people simply don’t realise how much they have to offer. We are always looking for kind and compassionate people to join our team, so please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information on becoming a CAREGiver.

For more information or to contact the Epping Forest office of Home Instead call the team on 01992 666777.

Josh in the office with some colleagues
Josh in the office with some colleagues

office group photo with CQC 'Outstanding' award
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home