Livingston man, Graham Stevenson is set to make a big difference in the local area as he opens a new home care company, Home Instead Senior Care.
The company is bringing innovative, companionship-led home care services for older people across West Lothian and surrounding areas.
Undeterred by all the restrictions and issues brought about by the pandemic, Graham was determined to set up his new company so that he can provide care for people in his own community.
Graham, who lives in West Calder studied Biomedicine and Pharmacology at Dundee University. Throughout his career, he has been able to combine his medical and management skills working alongside medical professionals in their local communities.
During this time, he could see as people get older that they often need some additional support to help them to continue living in their own homes and how difficult it can be to find the right support particularly after a period of hospitalisation.
Graham’s family has also experienced first-hand the need for a different kind of care for our older generation and it was his grandmother who was the inspiration for his move into home care.
Graham explains: “My grandmother, now 95, is still living in her own home, which is of course where we would all like to be and as the saying goes ‘home is where the heart is’.”
“I’m thrilled to be launching Home Instead and we will be providing only the best of care for our clients, the care we would want for our own loved ones.
“I am also delighted to say that we are also looking to recruit 50 caregivers to join our team to help support older people across the area to stay safe in the comfort of their own homes.”
At Home Instead they know that quality care cannot be delivered in short, rushed visits so care calls are a minimum of one hour.
Time is taken to carefully match caregivers to their clients so that they share common areas of interest and can form long and trusting relationships.
Home Instead services are tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To find out more about Home Instead Livingston, the services they provide or the career opportunities available, please call 01506 346046 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/livingston/
Published in Konect December 2020
Contributed by Home Instead Livingston