Local MP Praises Specialist At-Home Care Provider
Tuesday, 03rd September 2013
Published 02 September 2013.
Andrew Jones MP, local MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, has visited the offices of Carefound Home Care to learn more about the specialist home care and dementia care services they provide to elderly people in North Yorkshire.
Lorna Dawber (Home Care Manager), Lisa Smith (Home Care Coordinator),
Claire Spence (Staff Coordinator), Andrew Jones MP, Oliver Stirk (Director)
Andrew Jones MP, who is also Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department of Health, spent the afternoon with the Carefound Home Care team and was given a thorough insight into how the company strives to offer a ‘higher quality’ care service to elderly people at home. This included learning about their specialist dementia care service based on the Contented Dementia Trust’s SPECAL method.
During the visit Andrew Jones MP commented: “It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with the Carefound Home Care team. They provide an extremely important service to our local community and I was very impressed to hear more about how they improve the lives of their clients.”
He added: “We have the highest proportion of people aged 85 and over in the North of England and more than 3,000 people are understood to be experiencing dementia in the Harrogate District. Supporting our elderly population in the community is an extremely important issue and I was particularly interested to hear about the specialist dementia care service Carefound Home Care offer in collaboration with the Contented Dementia Trust.”
Oliver Stirk, Director of Carefound Home Care, commented: “Andrew is very knowledgeable about the health and social care challenges faced by families in our local area – we were delighted to spend time with him and discuss how our growing team is changing the way elderly people are supported at home.
About Carefound Home Care
Carefound Home Care is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home, companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite careand specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service is available from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, including a specialist live-in care option.