Almost 50 years of home care

Almost 50 years of home care
January 1, 2017 Sarah Green

One more year until we celebrate 50 years of caring!

The Bunbury Care Agency’s reputation continues to grow even after all these years.  Whilst we do not look after as many people Nationwide as we used to, we still can, so if you know of anyone who needs our help, please spread the word. We want to help as many people as we can because we know that we make a big difference to so many people and their families.

Some special stories from 2016

In January last year we started looking after a very elderly gentleman in South Wales.  His daughter, who works full time, was finding it increasingly difficult to be there for her father, her family and her work.  Three of our carers have formed a very successful rota, staying for 2 weeks at a time.  This gentleman has reasonable health for his age but is frail.  He just needed good companionship, some housekeeping and taking out to lunch!  Within months his daughter called to stay our carers had not only transformed his life, but hers as well.  She still sees her father every week, but now spends ‘quality time’ with him as all the chores are covered by his carers.

In April we had an emergency call to help a local man who had had a severe stroke.  He had no family just a very good friend who lived quite a distance away.  Within a day we set up an early morning and late evening call.  He could not manage without his dedicated carers and would have had to go into a care home.  Working alongside his physiotherapist, he has made some remarkable and total unpredicted improvements. He was virtually paralysed when we started and now is climbing stairs and walking outside.  His carers say that every day he says he does not know what he would do without them.  This is how it should be.

Finally in December, just when we thought we were all sorted for the holiday period we had a call from a family who were desperate to have a carer over the holiday period for their disabled mother.  We thought all the carers were booked, but as luck would have it a couple of them re-arranged their schedules to be available to help out.

Stories like these make our job of helping vulnerable people worthwhile. I am very proud of all my carers and staff who make this magic happen. Thank you.

Happy New Year.

If you would like a confidential discussion about private care in the home please call us on 01829 260280. 

We are a home care agency based in Bunbury, Cheshire helping families predominantly across the North West and North Wales, although we are nation-wide.

Bunbury Care Agency is a member of the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) and an associate member of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA is the only association in the UK that can provide accredited financial consultants who can advise and assist people with the funding of elderly care.

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