Being a CAREGiver
The latest group of new CareGivers have just completed their induction mandatory training at our offices.
The training, although intense, always helps to nurture the passion for quality person centered care in new staff.
My mother, died in September of breast cancer which had spread to her bones. The carers from Home Instead looked after her for about the last six weeks of her life. They were amazing, treating her with love and dignity. She was very fragile, and frightened of moving having had a bone snap due to cancer. They treated her with such care, always listening to her fears and wishes, taking the time to make her feel secure. They also coordinated brilliantly with the district nurse who came to administer my mother; were always flexible in their timings if it was necessary to be present with a doctor or nurse, as moving my mother needed two carers. They were also a great support to me and my family. Two of them wee with my at my mother's side when she died. It was as far as it possible to be, a good death; and the team from Home Instead helped me make it so. I regularly tell friends and family how lucky we were and how well looked after. I would always recommend them and feel very lucky to live so close to an agency which is so good.NK