Testimonial – MAE Interventions Services Ltd.
We heard about Justine and Jennie’s wonderful initiative accidentally through one of the carers groups we had been in contact with.
We had already employed a live in carer to look after our 94 year old mother . Before then she had been looked after by our father for a number of years. Sadly he died in 2011. None of us lived nearby and it was such a relief to be able to keep Mum at home when we found a carer who was prepared to live-in with her. As her dementia developed we needed more specialized care and thankfully we found Justine and Jennie who came and carried out an assessment of our mother’s needs and her likes / dislikes.
They helped with all manner of things, from managing her medicine to diet to personal care and liaising with health care services. However most important was thinking about her emotional wellbeing and supporting the paid carers to stretch and develop their skills and confidence. They modelled ways of working by getting alongside Jean and finding ways to help her have periods of enjoyment despite her rapidly diminishing abilities.
They helped her re-engage with social activities, taking her into the local town for coffee and cake and in giving her opportunities to spend time with others. They took her to a singing for the brain group run by the Alzheimer’s Society. This was very much in tune with her lifelong love of music.
Towards the end of Jeans life they stepped into the breach and supported and trained the live-in and other carers we had employed. Jean had become bed-ridden and they worked with the team to provide her with as much dignity at this last stage in her life when she needed full bed care.
At all times they demonstrated a caring, thoughtful and open attitude and they worked alongside our family and the team of carers, gently prompting and modelling good ways of working with Jean. It was only possible to keep Jean at home throughout this period and to the end of her life because of their interventions.
We are very grateful and could not recommend MAE Interventions more highly.
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Husband of Client
My wife, Kathy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease almost 2 years ago. During the early stages I was able to cope on my own with some help from family. As the disease progressed I realised that we would both need help and support. I was able to deal with the physical care myself so was looking for something different to the conventional care agencies.
About 6 months ago I was made aware of MAE Intervention Services and their different approach to supporting dementia sufferers and their carers. After some initial discussions I employed them to visit us, initially on a weekly basis. Both Justine and Jennie engage really well with Kathy and she is clearly happy in their company. They are kind and considerate and are patient with her when she when she doesn’t understand. They undertake lots of activities which help to stimulate her. I am very happy to leave Kathy in their care knowing that she will be properly looked after.
Just as importantly they also look after me as well and offer lots of useful advice to help me cope and come to terms with things. Their coordinated approach and advice on all issues such as benefits and Health Service issues is invaluable.
I fully intend to continue to use their services and have no hesitation in recommending them any anyone who needs a different and holistic approach to the care of their loved one and themselves.