Elderly supported to stay at home longer


Bluebird Care - Care Industry News (300 x 185)Thanks to one local homecare organisation, elderly people who need around-the-clock care no longer have to spend their life savings on moving into a residential home.

Bluebird Care has introduced a new live-in-care initiative, where staff will live with customers, sometimes for up to five weeks at a time.

Linday O’Brien who spent a number of weeks living full time with someone who needed care assistance, said:

“I enjoyed spending time with and getting to know my customer. Everyone has a story to tell and you’re always surprised by the interesting lives that people have led.

I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping someone live an independent lifestyle, which they wouldn’t be able to do unless I was there to do the tasks that they are not physically able to do themselves.”

Jack Whitfield, Managing Director of Bluebird Care in South Gloucestershire added:

“We are able to arrange care visits from as little as half-an-hour to as many hours as the customer might want or need. We see ourselves as a realistic and cost-effective alternative to residential care homes, and we are pleased to provide live-in carers who can look after people around the clock, within their own home.”

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home. They specialise in working with customers who suffer from dementia, physical and learning disabilities, and work alongside their families, social services and clinical commissioning groups to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Linda O’Brien concluded:

“It is not an easy job. There can be different challenges each day, however, I find it very rewarding and worthwhile. I feel that I have gained a lot of personal growth during my time as a live-in-carer.”



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