Home Instead: Home Care & Live-in Care – Caring For The Community

Home Instead: Home Care & Live-in Care – Caring For The Community

Julie Adams

For her elderly clients, Julie Adams is a trustworthy, friendly face who provides companionship and practical assistance

Until being made redundant during the pandemic, Julie Adams had worked in the motor trade for 30 years, most recently as a Service Manager. ‘I didn’t want to sit around,’ she recalls. ‘I saw it as a chance to make a major change.

‘People had said that I was a “caring person” and I had helped look after my husband’s grandmother when she was ill at home. When I spotted Home Instead’s ad for CAREgivers, I applied – I’m so pleased I did!’

Home Instead Hammersmith and Chiswick is dedicated to helping the elderly live happily and independently at home in later life. Director Maddy Alemayehu and her dedicated
team providing practical, relationship-led care that enables their clients to stay where they love and enjoy fulfilling lives.

The company delivers a range of bespoke services – Home Help, Companionship, Personal Care, Dementia Care, 24/7 Live-in Care – and each client has their own individual care plan. Huge emphasis is placed on finding points of contact between clients and their CAREGivers based on personality, background or interests.

‘The training was full on, as it should be,’ says Julie. ‘When I had finished, I felt fully prepared. My first client was an elderly gentleman who needed companionship: his passion had been buying and restoring old cars, so we had plenty to talk about! I also have a lady who I help get out of bed, wash and get dressed and then I make breakfast. We love just having a cuppa and a chat.

‘I couldn’t do what I do without the support of Maddy, who is wonderful, and my colleagues. Being a CAREgiver can be really emotional when clients are struggling, or if as happened during Covid, we’re the only people they see. But, the rewards are fantastic: often it doesn’t feel like a job at all.

Home Instead – Home Care & Live-in Care
186 Sutton Court Road
Chiswick W4 3HR
020 8746 1213

Photography: #AnnabelMoellerPhotography