Our Senior Carer, Kate, describes her morning visiting clients….
“An early start for me this morning, saw a glorious sunrise when I walked my dog Ethel at 5am, got ready for my shift and headed to Lustleigh for 7am.
First lady pleased to see me, a 45 min visit, I helped her with her shower routine and with dressing. Fed her dog and completed a few essential jobs so she could enjoy her day. All jobs completed there then back to my car and a lovely sunny drive to Moretonhampstead.
This visit was a little longer than my last one, an hour to help a gentleman with a shower, drying and dressing, medication and breakfast. Both he and his wife have lived in Moreton for many years, whilst completing these tasks I learnt a lot about his time as a Parish Councillor and his time spent farming
Next stop Chagford, again an hour visit to help a lady with dementia begin her day, helped this lady have a bath, wash her hair, helped with drying, dressing and drying her hair. Then helped with breakfast, medication and ensured she had everything she needed until her next visit. Lots of TLC needed on this visit as the lady can be confused and needs lots of reassurance.
Next stop to a farm just outside Chagford, this time to assist a gentleman with his shower routine, drying and dressing, this visit is an hour and a quarter. Gentleman has poor mobility and without our help would not be able to have a shower which he enjoys. We had enough time left to have a chat about his life as a farmer and to have a coffee and enjoy the views from his house.
Last visit of the morning, I drive past Castle Drogo, looking amazing in the sunshine and head to Drewsteignton to help a lady prepare her lunch and to complete a few domestic jobs. We were lucky, not many jobs today so we went outside to enjoy the sunshine and the garden. Without her wheelchair, she would not be able to go outside, so I assisted her in transferring into her wheelchair so we could go outside and enjoy the sunshine.”