As the country’s elderly population grows and demand for care services increases, a local company have set up a new business, based in Alresford, which will specialise in providing care for older people in their own homes.
The company, Home Instead Senior Care, which will provide care services in the Alresford, Winchester, Alton, Petersfield and surrounding areas, is part of a national network recognised as one of the UK’s leading in home care organisations. The company’s new office has been set up by husband and wife team Steve and Jan Gapper who live locally.
Their philosophy is simple, to provide a service which will enable older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible while improving their quality of life.
Home Instead services include personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and medications; home help covering all aspects of day-to-day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties plus companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients to appointments through to simple conversation and good company.
Steve and Jan are committed to providing the quality of care that they would want for their own families and friends. For this reason they will only offer care for a minimum of an hour as they believe that this is the shortest time in which quality care can be provided. In addition to personally introducing caregivers to each client, the same caregiver looks after same client on each visit and arrives at the time agreed with the client, not leaving the client waiting.
Commenting on the Home Instead service, Jan said: “At Home Instead we match clients and caregivers so that they share areas of interest, giving them an immediate connection – this is a really different way of working and means that clients receive better care and the work is far more rewarding for our caregivers.
We will only employ people who are committed to making a difference, treating our clients with dignity and respect and working to the highest professional standards.’’
For more information please visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/centralhampshire or call Steve or Jan on 01962 736681.