Home Instead Senior Care has opened a new franchise office in the Isle of Wight.
Covering all locations on the island, the new service is run by husband and wife team John and Dee Oswald (pictured).
John, a former chartered surveyor, and Dee, who has a background in business and administration, said they are on a mission to change the way elderly people are cared for in the community.
“Our aim is to help people live independently, in the comfort of their own home, for longer. Dee and I have both experienced the difficulties of trying to obtain quality care for our own ageing parents and this being the primary reason for setting up the new business,” said John.
“We realised that we could really help to make a difference, not only for those being cared for, but also for their families. Our pledge is that the care we provide is the care we would want for our own Mum or Dad.”
The Isle of Wight office is now in the process of recruiting a team of carers to join the team and has already hired Abigail Wheeler as its care manager.
Wheeler has more than 12 years’ experience working in health and social care, starting in a nursing home, where she cared for older people with dementia.
She later worked in acute wards and the emergency department in hospital, before qualifying in 2016 as a Registered Operating Department Practitioner at the University of Portsmouth.