Personal Care/Companion Care

Jane has always been a strong minded, independent lady.  She lost her husband when her children were young, never remarried and despite hardships, brought her children up alone.  Jane had always expressed to her children that she never wanted to end up in a Residential Care Home or live with them but wanted to maintain her own independence.  Jane's children are very close to their Mom but are all now married and lead busy lives.

Jane is becoming frail and although she is able to do some very light household chores she is unable to go shopping on her own and cooking is becoming difficult.  Over the years she has lost touch with her friends and sometimes feels lonely and isolated.

With Jane's frailty, her children were concerned about their Mom staying at home and thought there was no option other than a Residential Care Home.  A friend told them about Right at Home and Right at Home has worked with Jane's family to put a package of care in place that is similar in price to a Residential Care setting.  This includes help with personal care, meal preparation, companionship and running errands and when Mom feels unwell, overnight stays at Mom's home.

Mom is now a different person; she no longer feels lonely or isolated and can continue to live in her own home and now has the confidence to go out with her caregiver to the shops.  Right at Home has helped Jane's sons and daughters to relax with peace of mind and reassurance that their Mom is happy and safe in her own home, living independently and making her own choices.

Right at Home provides numerous personal care/companion care and wellness services to Jane, including:

  • Safety supervision
  • Socialisation
  • Transportation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking
  • Running errands

I was immediately impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere of the office and by the owner, who was very up-front and real. I felt very at home with her and very at ease. [The caregivers] are not just employees. We are family and a team. We look out for one another, and we look out for the owner as well. She is supportive of our situations and is always there to encourage us to grow in our experience and knowledge.

Angela D.