I just wanted to write and say what a sterling job Gilda is doing taking care of Mrs D. I haven't been able to visit for a couple of months but went today and was concerned that Mrs D seems to have deteriorated and also seemed rather depressed.
I am now free again to see Mrs D regularly so am aiming to try for once a week to see if I can help Gilda help Mrs D to feel more positive and see if we can plan things for her to look forward to.
Gilda and I did discuss further plans re care and I hear from her that you have been in touch with Mrs D's solicitors to see about funding for further help.
All this has happened whilst I drove back home!! Well done you.
Once again, 5 gold starts for Always Take Care, and Gilda.
C B B
I just wanted to tell you how particularly good your carers are. It is not easy to share one's home with strangers but both Janet and Tracy made a difficult time for me so easy and they were really kind and I greatly enjoyed meeting them.
My mother and I would like to wish you and all your staff a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I would like to personally thank you, Eunice and Judy for doing such a great job in helping me keep my mother as safe, well and happy as we can.
Reference for Stuart Denham
When my f' at home ather came out of hospital in March 2015, we knew that the only way either he or my mother could enjoy some form of 'normal life' at home we would have to employ a full time carer. My father was wheelchair bound and required personal nursing. We were fortunate that the care agency Always Take Care sent Stuart.
For the last yea he has lived in my parent's house - working five weeks on and two weeks off - looking after my father until he died in November 2015, and then as a companion / carer for my mother until her death in April 2016.
Stuart performed his duties as a professional carer in an exemplary manner and ensured that the last months of my father's life were both comfortable and fulfilled. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he was always willing to go the extra yard. Whilst his primary role was as a carer to my father, he double up as chauffer, cook, companion, dog walker, counsellor and general 'good egg' around the house.
After my father's death we asked Stuart to stay on as my mother's companion. This reflected both our trust in the man and the close affection we had formed for him. Again he rose to the challenge and though she did not require the personal nursing that he gave to my father he ensured her safety and security in her last months. She would refer to him as her rock.
The family could trust Stuart and we all acknowledge that her last weeks were made better by his very presence.
Stuart has become a family friend and we will all miss him very much.
We wish him the very best for the future - thank you Stuart.