Lancashire care provider gives new lease of life
Following a poor experience with a past care provider, Iain from Preston, believed he would never receive the personalised care and support he required. But after an introduction to Preston-based care provider, Community Life Choices (CLC), his life changed for the better.
As a result of a life-altering accident, 66-year-old Iain has quadriplegia, a paralysis which means he has very limited use of his arms and no use of his legs, whilst also experiencing spinal problems on a daily basis.
Due to the nature of his condition, Iain must be moved carefully from his bed to his wheelchair with the use of a hoist, which is why he requires constant care from two personal assistants (PAs), four times per day, seven days per week.
Iain and his 70-year-old wife have received home-based support from CLC since February 2014, which includes personal care and hygiene assistance.
Iain said: â€œAfter dealing with a number of unreliable and inexperienced carers in the past, I became sceptical about the type of help I would receive from another provider. But after meeting CLC and talking through the range of personalised services, I began feeling more confident and optimistic about the future.
â€œIâ€™m supported by a number of PAs and each is skilled, friendly and goes the extra mile to ensure Iâ€™m happy and comfortable. Theyâ€™re a necessity as they provide me with the freedom to move around my home.
â€œThe staff are also very respectful of my wife and my home and help to reduce the workload for us.
â€œCLC has enabled me to achieve things that I couldnâ€™t do before. The PAs are currently helping me to stand with the aid of a standing frame so Iâ€™m able to move more independently and become less reliant on future support – but this is an ongoing process.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t hesitate to recommend CLC to anyone in a similar position. The support Iâ€™ve received has helped to remove the stress from our everyday lives whilst ensuring that I continue to live as freely and independently as I choose.â€
Community Life Choices offers advice and support to adults and children in need of personalised health and social care services. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 804088.
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