We are always delighted to be able to report wonderful success stories and it doesn't come any better than this. An elderly client was introduced to us two weeks ago and she was desperately in need of some help.
Her husband, David, had been placed in a care home as an emergency when she became ill several months ago. Mary was his main carer and when she was admitted to hospital there was nobody to look after David. He has dementia and was understandably very confused. He was placed in a care home over an hour away from Mary's home, so when she returned home and was still unable to look after David, she had a very difficult journey to visit him as she didn't drive, using busses, trains and taxis.
Mary contacted us and wanted to move David out of the home he was in and find somewhere better and closer for him to live in. We were able, within 7 days of being instructed, to find him a fabulous care home that can support residents living with dementia.
David moved in last Monday and has settled in wonderfully well. Mary is able to visit him easily and the relief that he is being properly looked after is palpable.
But the good news doesn't end there. Whilst we were researching care homes for David we also discussed the fees with the care homes. Once Mary had chosen the care home she wanted David to go into we were able to negotiate the care fees on her behalf and have save her £800 a month.
At Chosen with Care we choose the care home with care - and we negotiate your care fees too!
At Chosen with Care we want to inform families, before there is a crisis, about the issues that need to be considered when you are looking for a care home. At a recent care event that we organised, we talked about everything to do with care. At the event we spoke to a lovely couple and received this testimonial -
'My Mum spoke to me for quite a while on Sunday, to say how impressed she had been and how glad they were they had gone along. Both my Nanna and Grandma had dementia before they died and my Uncle has it now. They did not know about the affect small strokes have on developing Dementia and following the advice they received, my Dad is going to attend his doctors and demand an MRI scan, as he had a stroke about a year ago.
Thank you from myself as well, this has been really helpfully for my parents.' Jonathan H.