Care company delivers compassion on the frontline

Date published: 10 October 2020

The team at Home Instead Senior Care Rochdale has been working hard to help older people stay safe and happy in their own home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Not only do Home Instead care for people in their own home, they also have some clients who are residents in care homes. With the help of his team, David Bradshaw, owner of Home Instead, sent personal cards to all their clients in care homes who currently cannot receive their scheduled care visits due to lockdown regulations.

As well as sending personal cards, caregivers have kept in close contact with their care home clients via phone calls, and even visited some clients through the window.

Keeping moving and eating well is so important, especially for older people who are unable leave their homes because of self-isolation. Caregivers have been distributing Keeping Well at Home brochures to all clients, which offers them tips on keeping moving, staying safe, and well nourished in their homes as well as the Greater Manchester Creative Care Kits.


Caregivers with their mugs and gifts
Caregivers with their mugs and gifts


During the last few months, caregivers have been working around the clock to keep their clients happy, safe and well. To say thank you, the caregivers have been gifted with thank you keyrings and personalised mug from David - complete with latte, cappuccino, biscuits and Thornton’s chocolates.

David said: “As we all know, this has been quite a difficult time for everyone, but we are happy that we have been able to continue to support vulnerable members of the community. Our team has been working incredibly hard to ensure continuity of care for each one of our clients.

“Our wonderful caregivers have been taking it in turns to go on food shopping trips for clients, leaving everything safely at the doorstep of shielding client’s homes. One of our caregivers has a acquired a teddy that is wearing PPE. She has been taking the teddy to her clients to show them what PPE caregivers are required to wear on visits. This has really helped them feel more relaxed and at ease about the recent changes. 

“The gifts to our caregivers are to say a really big thank you for always going above and beyond for the community and supporting our clients.”

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