"Having a carer has really helped us both"
About: Carewatch (Inverclyde) (Ayrshire) (Dunbartonshire) (Argyll & Bute) Carewatch (Inverclyde) (Ayrshire) (Dunbartonshire) (Argyll & Bute) Greenock PA16 8DJ North Ayrshire Council North Ayrshire Council Irvine KA12 8EE
Posted by currie (as ),
When my husband and I moved to sheltered housing our social worker suggested we get a carer to help us. I was helping my husband get up and showered in the morning but it was taking me an hour and a half to get him ready then half an hour for me to get my breath back. My husband wasn’t keen at first but our son convinced him that it was best for us.
The service we have from Carewatch is excellent. The lassies that come are wonderful. We used to get a lot of different folk coming but my husband has dementia and it’s much better for him and less stressful to have consistency. I asked the office and they’ve sorted it. Now we have the same girl most days unless it’s her day off. Even with the girls that cover they try not to give us a total stranger. If it’s a really young girl that comes my husband won’t have a shower but apart from this he is happy, he has accepted the help.
Living in Currie court and having the help is absolutely fantastic