Choose your Carer is an online introductory home care service based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The service was founded by Maria Smith, a qualified social worker with more than 10 years of experience working within the Adult social care sector. This service enables those in need of care a place to choose their own qualified carer who matches to their specific needs, lifestyle and personality.
Our home care service includes flexible care calls at a time when it most suits you, live-in care provision, support in the community, respite care and a home care sitting service, as well as specialised care including dementia and palliative care.
With the flexibility of an online service we can cover the UK for all our home care provision.
The ethos of Choose your Carer is person-centered care, which we are a strong advocate for. We believe that our clients should always be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. Therefore, we feel that it is important for you to have the option of choosing who comes into your home, what time they come, how long they stay and what they do for you.
We understand that seeking the right care is an anxious time for you and your family. When using the Choose your Carer service you can be guaranteed that you receive the kind of care and support that we would choose to use for our own loved ones.
All our carers are passionate about their role and want to make a difference to each client’s life.
Choice and control is paramount to anyone needing care. Where those needing care no longer have capacity to make their own decisions, we want to reassure those responsible for seeking care for them, to have faith that they have found the best suited carer.
Choose your Carer enables those seeking care to find a local carer who is most suited to their personal and medical needs using our online database of qualified and experienced carers. This enables us to create a flexible person-centered service for care receivers, with the very important continuity of care that helps to develop a good rapport between both the carer and client.
Our services include:
- Visiting Care
- Live-In Care
- Nursing Care
- Support for younger people
- Private nursing
- Dementia care
- Elderly care
- Pallitive care
- Post discharge care
About our founder:
The vision for the service came from Maria’s own experience as a qualified social worker. Maria holds a BSC (Hons) in Social Work and has substantial experience of working in adult services, both older adults and those with learning disabilities.
Maria comments “Through this work I saw a requirement for those in need of care wanting consistency of carers, call times that suited them rather than what was available and someone to care; carers that they got on with and who went the extra mile, spending time to talk with them and showing interest in their lives. I felt that I could do more to help these people and so set up a different type of home care service to meet this gap “.
She continues “Many people who need care may have very limited time with family or friends throughout the week, so knowing who was coming and looking forward to this communication is very important to a person’s motivation and wellness.”
To find out more about our services please call us on 01562 229122