Our oldest CAREGiver at the age of 80, June, joined our team over four years ago after she was told she was too old to work as a carer by an agency.
Having enjoyed an active life over the years, and with medical training under her belt in her younger days, June decided that working in care was something that she’d like to explore in her golden years. Despite being in her 70s at that point, she still felt sprightly and fit and keen to keep working.
‘I’d approached an agency and basically I was told I was getting on a bit to work in care. I came away from that experience thinking I was just too old to do the job”, said June.
“Then I saw an advert for jobs with Home Instead and saw that they did care for older people. I thought I’d nothing to lose to try somewhere else but at the bottom of my heart I worried that my age was going to be a barrier even though I thought I’d be really good at being a carer.”
That was four years ago. June’s life skills and experience made her the perfect fit for us, and the companionship service that we provide to older people. Now June has four regular clients, a lady in her 90s, a gentleman in his 70s and two ladies in their 80s- the same age band as June herself.
June is just one of our amazing CAREGivers!
The heart-warming message here is that you are never too old to care!
If you are interested in becoming a CAREGiver, then please call our friendly team on 0114 246 9666 for more information.
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