Changing the face of homecare in Kirklees
A CARING companys' unique philosophy which sees homecare and companionship go hand-in-hand has received standout ratings from its clients and employees in brand new independent research.
Home Instead Senior Care Kirklees delivers a relationship-led homecare service which helps older people to live in the comfort and familiarity of their own home as long as possible. They are contactable by calling 01484 661 921.
The Home Instead approach includes homecare visits that last a minimum of one hour, with older people matched to dedicated CAREGivers based on common interests. And there’s always time to talk with the Home Instead way - which keeps loneliness amongst an ageing population at bay.
Now clients and CAREGivers in Kirklees have given the unique model a huge vote of confidence – as both a homecare provider and an employer in turn – 100% of clients would recommend Home Instead, 90% of CAREGivers are proud to work for the company and 100% of CAREGivers say they are given enough time to deliver the desired levels of care to clients.
Home Instead believes the new independent research, carried out in June this year, is living proof that there is a better way to deliver homecare*.
Owner of Home Instead Kirklees, James Little added:
“We were delighted with our 2014 results but understood there were opportunities to make our clients and CAREGivers happy in 2015”.
What clients said:
- 100% (92% 2014) say their CAREGiver takes an interest in them as a person
- 100% (92% 2014) say their CAREGiver is well matched to their needs
- 100% (83% 2014) say their CAREGiver goes the extra mile to make a positive difference to their life
- 100% (91% 2014) say their CAREGiver was properly introduced before they started working with them
- 100% (84%) rate the quality of the service as good or excellent
Delighted with the findings, James said: “We are committed to providing only the very best care and companionship to our clients and it is good to know that we are getting it right. We take time to care, both for our clients and our CAREGivers. It’s good to know that we are getting it right in their eyes too.
“Our calls are a minimum of one hour because we believe quality care can’t be delivered in less. And we make sure that our clients are well matched to their CAREGivers based on mutual interests. The survey results demonstrate just how important this is, as 100%of clients agreed that their CAREGiver is matched to their needs and 100%feel their CAREGiver takes an interest in them as a person. We believe relationship-led homecare has to have these core principles at its heart.
“But changing the face of homecare isn’t just about our clients. It is also about our CAREGivers, the incredible people who go the extra mile each and every day caring for their clients, special people who are recruited for their empathy and compassion.”
The results show that CAREGivers feel valued, respected and part of the bespoke Home Instead ethos: 95%understood why Home Instead is different from other care companies, 100% say they are given enough time to deliver desired levels of care to clients, 89%would recommend Home Instead to a friend or family member as a place to work, 89% would recommend its services to friends.
James added: “The results endorse the difference Home Instead is making to the lives of clients and CAREGivers in Kirklees every day. Together we are changing the face of homecare.”
Happy birthday to Home Instead Senior Care. Thanks to modern technology our youngest daughter and her husband introduced us to Home Instead when I needed a bit of help to look after my husband, in order to enable me to recover from a period of illness. We were pleased to meet Catherine, Care Manager, whom we found friendly and efficient. If I phoned her, she always makes contact as soon as possible, which is invaluable when some companies do not always see the importance of this. The two carers whom we have dealt with are calm, caring, interested in their work and that means my husband is in good hands. We enjoy our time away from each other, and I know that he is safe, and is spending a few hours with a person other than me. The continuity of the same carer is very important, because a relationship is built up over time. I have spoken to James twice, but have yet to meet him. I think that he has the right attitude to clients like us, who are in need of a support network. Best wishes.Mr and Mrs A