Information & Resources
We are very proud of the help we provide to our clients on a daily basis, helping them remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Some of our client stories are included in the following comments:(all the client names have been changed)
:- Mrs Black had been widowed for several years and had recently been told that she could no longer drive. She had become isolated and depressed. Once a week she arranged for one of our CAREGivers to take her to a local pottery class and then home for a cup of tea and a chat.
:- Mr Brown was providing care to his terminally ill wife and had recently undergone heart surgery. We worked with Mr Brown and the other agencies involved in the care of his wife to provide overnight assistance, companionship and personal care to Mrs Brown. This allowed Mr Brown to get full nights sleep and hence, be refreshed to care for his wife during the day.
:- Miss Green had travelled the world translating the Bible into numerous different languages. Miss Green’s health had recently deteriorated due to the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. Her previous care company sat her in front of the television to watch “day-time TV”, which she detested. Miss Green took direct payments and used this to employ Home Instead. We identified a CAREGiver who had similarly travelled the world and worked with Church organisations. Miss Green and our CAREGiver are now inseparable, sharing many stories and experiences from around the world.
:- Mrs White had fallen down the stairs at her home, badly breaking her hip. She lay at the foot of the stairs for two days before a neighbour discovered her. After a lengthy spell in hospital, they could not release her to return home as the experience had completely eroded her self confidence. The same neighbour called us, and within a day we provided a CAREGiver to live with Mrs White on a 24 x 7 basis. Once Mrs White regained her confidence we reduced the level of support we were providing and the CAREGiver now visits several times a week, attending to her personal care needs and also providing companionship and encouragement to help Mrs White remain at home.
At Home Instead we are dedicated to providing as much assistance to everyone in our local community and beyond as we can. That assistance comes in many forms; including our dedicated and loyal team of CAREGivers and Staff, and through our website. At the bottom of this page you will find several links, not just concerning Home Instead, but other websites too who have helpful online resources to assist in a number of areas.
Alzheimers and Dementia
Home Instead run Dementia workshops throughout the year, but assistance or advice is only a click away. Below are a number of resources from several sites, who have brilliant guidlines for dealing with loved ones suffering with dementia.
Time to Change
The 'Time To Change' website are active in ending the stigma regarding mental health.
They have several online resources to assist visitors, whether it be about raising money for the cause, you needing advice for a loved one, or needing some advice yourself on dealing with a loved one's mental health condition. Some information can be found in the links above.
Service has always been very good. The care givers are very good, they always ask if there's anything else they can do for me.Mrs B - Homecare.co.uk 19th March 2015