A month after opening its office here in Reading, Home Instead is delighted to welcome its first team of Caregivers on board. Having successfully negotiated our recruitment process, the team is embarking on a detailed programme of training to equip them to deliver the highest standards of care and professionalism to our clients.
Phil Keohane, owner of Home Instead in Reading sees this as a fantastic beginning to this service, “This team of people which we have recruited over the last month comes from hugely varied backgrounds. The one thing they have in common though is that they all have a real passion for helping others and caring for people in our local community. Over the forthcoming weeks we will provide all the necessary training for our caregivers in-house, but what we cannot teach is the passion and motivation which drives people such as these to want to put something back into their local community by helping others”.
Philip believes that the quality and range of training that Home Instead provides its teams is second to none, “Our team of Caregivers will receive significant support throughout their time with us. We want them to feel confident and competent in their roles so that they can provide our clients with exceptional service every day”.
Sophie Mwiinga, Care Manager at the Reading office sees this as the start of what will be a hugely successful operation, “Although this is just our first class, we plan to hold a regular programme of induction training for our new teams as we build to a team of over 40 Caregivers during the course of 2012”.
Home Instead is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.