They took the worry away and offered all the practical help to enable me to cope with a daunting situation.
My husband was coming out of hospital and was unable to walk or carry his weight to get out of bed without strong support. I was untrained and had no idea of how to get him to the bathroom or even change his bed with him still in it. He also had medical issues that needed a proper nurse. Apart from very expensive care homes as an expat, I couldn’t find any other business who would offer the preferred care in my home.
I knew of Peter and his wife Jo who were experienced nurses through friends and I approached them for advice before my husband’s health deteriorated. I was then prepared for when I really needed help. They took the worry away and offered all the practical help to enable me to cope with a daunting situation.
They taught me how to move him enough to change the bed, and cope with the personal everyday care needed when they left for the day.
Peter was particularly good at keeping the patient’s spirits up and encouraging him to exercise as much as possible. His medical needs were beyond me so I had no longer to worry about not doing the right thing as they were always available for advice and solved many problems along the way.
They were always professional in their approach and delivered a friendly service with not only the patent in mind but took a lot of time considering the person left to care in the home, always insuring I was fit enough to be a competent carer.
Although I lost my husband after a long illness, the team supported us both and allowed his last few months to be as comfortable as possible.
The rapidly expanding care team made a great difference at a potentially devastating time in our lives. I am particularly glad to find that the business has now incorporated many English speaking nurses as well as Portuguese, and also trained support staff who can cope with personal care and general home-based help filling a large gap in the availability of affordable care in the Eastern Algarve.
I would recommend this team to anyone in need of care no matter how serious the situation, long or short term.