Flexible in our care
Sometimes Kelly fancies a change from swimming, so instead Jelena sometimes accompanies her to the picturesque Thorpeness and sit by the lake. Or sometimes they take a trip into Aldeburgh and get some lunch from the bakery and have an ice cream on the beachfront.
It really is down to Kelly to tell us what she fancies doing but 9 times out of 10 its swimming followed by a good lunch. Kelly is very partial to a Subway and a sweet treat.
Recently, Chelsey had the pleasure of covering Kelly’s swimming visit while Jelena was on holiday. Speaking of the catch-up,
“It was lovely to see Kelly again and find out how the swimming trips have been helping her. I was really pleased to see a huge difference in Kelly’s endurance and fitness since the first visit. This time she managed 14 lengths of the 20m pool and could have done more but decided she wanted lunch instead. To see the improvement was great and Kelly says she feels the benefit of regular swimming in maintaining optimum mobility on a day-to-day basis.
To be able to measure how her regular trips have contributed to an improvement in her overall health and wellbeing is incredibly gratifying and this really is what person centred care support is all about.
What I really like about supporting Kelly with her swimming is that we do have a laugh too. Kelly is really personable and has a great sense of humour so it doesn’t feel like going to work at all. On top of this, the huge sense of reward in making such a positive impact on Kelly’s outcomes makes it all so worthwhile”.
To sum up our disability home care case study, and speaking about their appreciation for Nayland Care support, Betty says:
“When Nayland Care came into our lives at the beginning of Kelly’s diagnosis, we were worried about Kelly’s lack of ability to do things for herself but bringing Nayland Care on board is the best move we could ever have made for Kelly.
The care team is paramount to Kelly’s health and wellbeing. With the friendships she has developed with the care team, she looks forward to the daily visits. We cannot express enough how valuable and caring they all are.”