Going the extra mile to get clients vaccinated

Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines, many of our clients have no one to take them to their vaccinations, so our wonderful CAREGivers have been stepping in to take clients to their appointments.

Ann, daughter of 94-year-old client Stuart, told us: “When my dad received his appointment letter, he handed it to his CAREGiver and they organised everything. He was picked up from home, taken to the clinic and escorted throughout the visit, which made him feel safe and at ease. He was soon home back again with cup of tea and a biscuit. I have every confidence in the team at Home Instead and the service they provide is invaluable.”

87-year-old client, Gordon, said: “I enjoyed the ride out in her car to receive my vaccination because I’ve not been able to go out for a long time. The nurses were lovely, they explained everything to me and it didn’t hurt.

“I can’t tell you how over the moon I am with getting the vaccine, and thank you Home Instead for taking me, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to get it done soon. To anyone who isn’t sure about having the vaccination, I say there’s nothing to it, and we all need to get it done to protect ourselves and others then we all can get back to normal.

We are delighted with local NHS teams who are administering the COVID-19 vaccinations, after the vast majority of our CAREGivers, and an increasing number of clients, have recently received the long-awaited jab.

Danielle Roberts, Head of Operations, commented: “COVID-19 has forced many seniors to alter their lifestyles drastically over the past year, and it is absolutely delightful that many will be able to return to some sort of normality in the near future.

“Not only are we over-the-moon that our elderly clients are being vaccinated, but we are also thrilled that our own CAREGivers have been placed in the priority group. They put their health on the line every day to care for others, and have demonstrated their roles as key workers throughout the pandemic.”

To find out more about our home care services, please call us on 01942 914 409. 

87-year-old Home Instead client Gordon after his vaccine.