Carer of the month – Margaret

Margaret joined us back in March 2020, and has provided more than 534 days of care through Elder’s platform. She has been the primary carer for her current client for almost a year, and was nominated by Nicole at Elder HQ.

Margaret has been the primary carer for Enid for 11 months and has been everything (and more) that the family could have asked for. The family had been struggling to find a carer who could cope with Enid’s dementia, but Margaret has taken everything in her stride!

Enid was initially resistant to live-in care, but now she trusts Margaret so much that she allows her to do all of her personal care. Margaret has been looking after Enid marvellously well, maintaining the best possible care both physically and mentally. Enid’s daughter is now returning to full-time work and feels wholly confident leaving Margaret in charge so that she can get back to her regular day-to-day life. 

From everyone at Elder, congratulations Margaret!

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