Oct 12 2011 by Alison Lowson, Stirling Observer Wednesday
RESIDENTS in the Stirling area are to benefit from a new community-based round-the-clock support service.
Gerda Rocks, a registered nurse from Bridge of Allan, launched Care At Home Direct on UK Older People’s Day on October 1.
The national day highlights older people’s contribution to society and celebrates the opportunities and achievements that later life can bring.
Its theme is staying active and maintaining independence – which is exactly what mum-of-two Gerda believes her family-run business will achieve.
She said: “I’m launching my homecare company on Older People’s Day because its themes tie in with my own vision and commitment to helping people live more independently in their own homes.
“Our services support a wide range of people – young and old, those with physical and learning disabilities, people who are terminally ill or who need more complex care after leaving hospital.
“We can also help carers who need support or respite.”
The paid-for service will run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Gerda and her team can provide clients with support in carrying out everyday tasks like cleaning, laundry, shopping and making meals.
They will also help with personal care such as dressing, bathing and showering.
Gerda told the Stirling Observer: “I want to help people get the most out of their daily lives and see them become as active as they can be by providing a high quality care service that encourages and maximises independence.
“And as a small independent company we can always ensure continuity of care which is what people say they prefer.”
Anyone interested in making a booking or in job opportunities with Care At Home Direct should contact Gerda Rocks on 07530 603 685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org