Peace of mind around the globe

Planning care for an elderly parent when you live on the other side of the world.

Embarking on a new adventure, relocating to Australia, is both exciting and daunting in equal measures.

This huge life change was the reason we were exploring alternative solutions with Mr. Smith (not his real name), to ensure the best care and well-being for his mother, who has early dementia and will remain in the UK.

Mr. Smith’s mother’s brother holds the Power of Attorney, but he is 87 years old and not able to oversee the care of his sister as his own capabilities diminish.

More than just care

Because of the miles that will soon separate them, Mr. Smith’s wishes are for ‘more than just care’ for his mother. He needs to put in place the very best care package with a reliable organisation he can truly trust.

Being confident that his mother’s physical and emotional needs are met, will give peace of mind and allow Mr. Smith and his family to settle more easily into their new life on the other side of the world.

The fact that Home Instead has Care Professionals who have specialist training in dementia care, gave Mr. Smith confidence that he had approached the right home care agency.

Extended visits mean we’ll be able to provide companionship with natters over a cuppa and excursions to the shops, garden centres as well as doctor or hospital appointments, in addition to support around the home, assisting with personal care and ensuring timely medication intake.

This approach goes beyond mere caregiving. The Care Professional team, will be carefully matched with Mr. Smith’s mother, as they will become an integral part of the family.

Their relationship will develop into one of a trusted confidant, a lifeline for his elderly mother and someone she can look to for reassurance and confidence in her day-to-day life.

Technology bridges the gap

Mr. Smith was delighted to learn about our App that would allow him to check in daily and stay updated on his mother’s well-being.

This technology creates a sense of connection, making the vast distance between mother and son seem a little smaller.

The App will be a virtual window into his mother’s world, providing real-time insights into her care and allowing him to be an active participant in her life, even from across the globe.

The combination of specialist technology and compassionate care, proves that physical distance doesn’t have to mean emotional detachment.

Our bespoke proposal to Mr. Smith for his mother’s well-being really is more than just care.

Challenging care requirements

We’re very much aware that an elderly parent’s care requirements may not always be straight forward. That’s why we have a rigorous fact finding and on-boarding process for every new client who’s care we are entrusted with.

If you’d like to find out how we can help your family member, please get in touch.