A rise in the number of elderly people who are hard of hearing and in need of at-home care has prompted care company, Home Instead in Cannock to launch a search for caregivers who can communicate using British Sign Language.
The Home Instead team is dedicated to providing the older generation with the opportunity to live an independent life for as long as possible.
Due to an ageing population and changes in the social care system, Home Instead has witnessed a significant increase in the number of their clients who are deaf or have suffered hearing loss.
Home Instead owner Fran Sayer comments, “It is not until you work with clients who are profoundly deaf or deaf blind that you realise just how isolating and frightening it can be, especially when it becomes necessary to attend hospitals or doctors appointments. It can be difficult to communicate with the people who are delivering care and we want to be able to help our clients to make themselves understood and to understand just what is happening to them when a stay in hospital may be necessary.”
Fran continues, “As caregivers it is our responsibility to provide our clients with the services they need, and this is a responsibility we take very seriously. We are really keen to find caregivers who are confident using British Sign Language and perhaps wouldn’t mind teaching the rest of the team a few basics too!”
Home Instead in Cannock is finding that its services are in great demand and is always on the look out for caregivers who can assist them in providing the highest levels of care. Fran says:
“We are looking for caring compassionate individuals to provide companionship, home help and personal care in the community. Anyone interested in working in the care sector should get in touch, even if they have no previous experience, training is provided.”
As one of the UK’s leading at-home care providers, Home Instead prides itself on providing flexible services to individual clients and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information visit: www.homeinstead.co.uk or contact the Cannock Home Instead team directly by calling: 01543 572 349