Sheila and John’s story – caring for couples

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Along with visiting carers, John was supporting his wife Sheila, who is living with a progressive neurological disorder. But when John needed some time to recuperate following an operation, they decided to move into a residential care home for a while. However, they soon realised they were missing their family home. That’s when they got in touch with us.

Sheila explained, “Someone from Helping Hands came to see us and talked through the option of live-in care and how it could work for us. I was very impressed with the level of service we received right from the start.

“We loved that this would allow us to regain control of our lives,” she added, “that we would be able to choose when to get up or have dinner, that we would be able to do what we wanted when we wanted.”

After discussing their needs and interests, the couple chose Krista, their carer, because she shares the same sense of humour as Sheila and likes the same kind of films.

John said, “I would recommend live-in care to anyone. Having Krista here has allowed Sheila and me to continue to stay in our family home with the support we need.”

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