The founder of a local live-in care provider has described how his mission to keep elderly couples together sparked off his new business venture.
The Wokingham and Bracknell branch of Promedica24 was set up by Leigh Slocombe, who after spending 25 years working in the voluntary sector for charities including The Samaritans and St John Ambulance, set out on a new career path to provide 24 hour, live-in care.
Centred on companionship and dignified one-to-one care, their live-in care service aims to promote independence, helping individuals to remain at home at a comparable price to residential care.
Leigh commented: “When I joined Promedica24 I saw my role as a continuation of my previous career – to provide care and support to people when they are at their most vulnerable.
“Our fundamental aim at Promedica24 is to help people stay in the comfort of their own home and provide them with the best care possible on a one-to-one basis. I’m looking forward to contributing such a valuable service to the Wokingham and Bracknell areas.”
Leigh’s confidence in live-in care is supported by Age UK’s analysis showing that there are now 1.2 million people aged 65+ that don’t receive the help they need with essential daily living activities.
Promedica24 carers live in the home with their clients as companions, providing assistance with everyday tasks and personal care. The live-in care service offers a variety of support packages, including advanced care needs such as dementia, disability and stroke.