Eden Companionship was founded by a home carer with experience working for several large care organisations and for personal clients. We realised that there are many people who, whether for reasons of old age, illness or the loss of close friends and family members, feel increasingly alone and isolated and don’t know where to turn for help.
We also found that many family caregivers are in desperate need of respite, even if it’s only for a few hours a week.
We are a small, friendly, local company and we intend to stay that way so our clients can depend on seeing a familiar face. A sense of humour and a keen interest in people are important to us. We like to establish a relationship with our clients and their families and to provide care that comes from the heart. ?
Our care services are designed to enable our clients to continue to live in their own home, retaining their independence and privacy with just a little help from us. Listed below are some of the ways we can help. If something you require is not listed, please get in touch and ask. We prefer care visits to last a minimum of one hour, but all our services are tailored to suit the individual.
Companionship care - keeping you company, having a chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit, passing the time of day, reminiscing about "the old days", or pursuing a hobby, craft, doing a jigsaw together or an outdoor activity like gardening or a walk in the park.
Trips outside the house for a snack or lunch at a garden centre or cafe or visiting local places of interest. We are happy to take you to any dental, medical or other appointments you may have, like the hairdressers or organised groups and day centres.
We can help in the morning with a breakfast call, assisting if necessary with washing, dressing and making breakfast. We also do lunch and teatime calls and will prepare a meal of your choice or a snack for later.
We will assist with feeding your dog or cat and take your dog for a walk.
Housework duties are available, such as general dusting, cleaning and laundry.
We will help with shopping, either taking you to your favourite shop or fetching it for you.
Denise (Eden Companionship) looked after my Dad for 2 years following the death of my Mom in 2015. Dad had Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia but was otherwise very fit and healthy and well enough to remain in his own home. Denise visited five days a week and helped Dad to stay independent as long as possible. She helped him around the house, did his shopping and housework, made sure he attended medical appointments and generally looked after him. As Dad's condition worsened Denise was able to assist with washing, dressing and personal care when needed. Her sense of humour and kind and caring nature meant that Dad was able to enjoy life in familiar surroundings, keep to his regular routine, and stayed healthy. She did us a great service and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with a relative in a similar situation. More...