How Live In Care Ensured a Successful Recovery

87-year-old Monica from Wembley recently fought and survived COVID, with the help of her live-in caregiver, 56-year-old Mihiri. As the pandemic has reached a new peak, live-in care services from Home Instead are helping to keep seniors in Wembley and the neighbouring areas safe and well in the comfort of their own homes.  

Monica had been receiving home care services from Home Instead for 18 months, when she had a fall last year. When an ambulance came to her aid, the paramedics tested her and she tested positive for COVID-19. Monica required a live-in carer to come and help her, as she needed extra round-the-clock care within her own home.  

Mihiri joined Home Instead nearly a year ago, after working in teaching. When she heard about Monica’s situation, she quickly offered to become her live-in caregiver. Mihiri wanted to keep Monica safe and well in order to aid her recovery; she was not worried about the situation, as she felt Home Instead had provided her with in-depth infection control training and suitable PPE to keep her safe.

Mihiri cared for Monica in her home for over 3 weeks, and didn’t end up contracting the virus herself whilst helping Monica get better. She has gone on to provide live-in care services to more older people in the community throughout the pandemic.

Monica commented: “Mihiri was always there when I needed any help, making me feel safe and comfortable in my own home during an uncertain and troubling time. She helped me move around my home more easily as the virus made me more unsteady on my feet, alongside assisting with tasks such as cooking and cleaning, so I had more time to rest and recuperate.

“I was overwhelmed by how quickly Home Instead were able to offer me live-in care, and myself and my daughter are so pleased with the quality of care provided. I still receive their home care services now.”

Leena Lakhani, owner of Home Instead commented: “The virus is frightening for everyone, as we continue to learn about it. It is most worrying
for elderly people, where it poses the largest threat. At Home Instead, we offer live-in services which help keep our local seniors safe in their own homes, services which have proven effective in helping seniors recover from the virus. Although many seniors are now getting their first vaccine doses, it is important not to become complacent and still try our hardest to keep local seniors safe and well.”

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