Good news stories and innovation from the homecare sector – Early-June 2021
Here are some of the good news stories and examples of innovation our members have been sharing about homecare on social media in the past few weeks. If you’d like to be featured in a future blog send in your good news stories and examples of innovation to [email protected]
Indoor gardening for client and careworker at Right at Home Colchester
Music to feed the soul for Good Care Group client
Good Care Group live-in careworker Hellen has been working closely with her client Mr N to support his sense of wellbeing.
He recently turned 78 and lives with Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, his condition means he is now bed bound. His condition can also cause him to experience changes to his mood and with careworker Hellen always being there to help either calm his mood or lift his spirits.
From speaking to his friends, Hellen was able to identify a range of music that Mr N liked to listen to. Mr N’s favourite genre of music is Reggae.
Hellen noticed that listening to this music made Mr N more relaxed, so now schedules music afternoons into his daily routine. During these sessions Mr N claps along with the beats.
Live-in careworker from Promedica24 supported nurse to help reclaim her independence
Live-in care provider, Promedica24, has been commended by the sister (Janie) of one of their Hampshire clients (Claire) for providing what she describes as an exceptional carer who went beyond the call of duty.
Janie said that Claire hated the thought of living on her own, but thanks to live-in care, she was able to get the one-to-one care she needed
“While life was physically limited as Claire was confined to her wheelchair, the care that Promedica24 provided gave her the freedom to live as normal a life as possible. This is thanks to the wonderful live-in carers who looked after Claire over her final years.
“One of the carers, Joanna, went above and beyond her regular duties to ensure Claire felt happy and well looked-after. We all went for shopping trips and Claire and Joanna enjoyed days out at the seaside on the south coast. Claire was overjoyed to feel the sand between her toes again on the beach.”