Local home care company gears up for sharp rise in demand for its services

By Jessica Durston - 29 November 2021

  • The team at Home Instead Swindon

    The team at Home Instead Swindon

Home Instead Swindon says it is preparing for a rise in client enquiries during the seasonal period.

The local home care company says the rise in demand for its services has in turn has led to new employment opportunities for people in the area who want to start or further a career in care.

Each year, Home Instead Swindon sees an estimated 30% seasonal uplift in client enquiries. The company says that often when families get together for festive gatherings, they notice any issues in their family’s health and wellbeing, particularly if they haven’t seen their loved ones for a long time. That leads to families having to consider care options, before making enquiries in the new year.

John Kirk, owner at Home Instead Swindon said: “When we see more of our elderly relatives older the festive season, any problems with health and wellbeing that exist become more apparent. Perhaps Mum doesn’t seem as mobile as she once was, or maybe Dad has become too forgetful to get through the day on his own? The rest of the family look at how they can help, and very often that means getting professional care.”

Home Instead currently has 10 caregiver vacancies, including hourly and live-in positions, to meet this anticipated rise in demand.

Commenting on the role of a caregiver, John added: “We recruit people from a whole range of backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is that they have a genuine desire to make a difference. With some training under their belts, which we provide in full, they go on and make it possible for an older adult in the local area to live well at home.”

Home Instead Swindon has been open for 9 years and employs a number of caregivers who help older adults in the community live well at home. The company provides tailored support, typically comprising of companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands for older people.

More information on the services provided and information about joining the Home Instead team, can be found by calling 01793 988537 or visiting https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/swindon/

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