More and more elderly people are choosing to stay in the familiar comfort of their own homes rather than leave for a retirement home. This accelerating trend across the UK has resulted in an increase in the number of companies offering ‘Live in Care’ services.
Eclipse HomeCare is a well established Worcestershire Care in the Home firm that launched a new ‘Live in Service’ 6 months ago.
Company Director, Chris Martyn-Smith confirmed ‘’We have many excellent caregivers who visit hundreds of clients in their own homes everyday but we are struggling to keep up with demand for Live in Care. We can deliver a high level of Live in Care service because we only operate in the local area. This means local clients supported by a team that is based locally. It’s all about understanding elderly people and their individual needs and concerns and this requires local contact and support.’’
National Government and Local councils are increasingly looking to companies like Eclipse HomeCare to provide a better, more cost effective service but Eclipse recognise that it’s not all plain sailing as Chris confirmed ‘Eclipse HomeCare’s biggest issue is finding the right people to train. The work can be physically and emotionally demanding, so you need a caring heart. We have many well paid carer vacancies that we have been struggling to fill over the last 6 weeks despite offering fully paid up training’’.
More information on care services in your area and what funding is available you should visit the NHS website at www.nhs.uk