Couple set up new firm to help care for elderly

Sue and Grant Larking. SUS-161121-150151001
Sue and Grant Larking. SUS-161121-150151001

A husband and wife have set up a new company which provides non-medical care and companionship for older people helping them to continue living in their homes.

Home Instead Senior Care based on Beeches Road, Crowborough, is looking to create 50 jobs and will be providing their services in Crowborough, High Weald, Rye, Tenterden, Robertsbridge and surrounding areas.

For Sue and Grant Larking, this is an exciting new venture. They had always wanted to run a business together and Home Instead has provided them with the perfect opportunity to combine their caring and business skills.

Sue previously worked as a business development manager for a company within the care sector. In 2008, Sue decided to start her own company which provided her clients with legacy and estate planning advice. Whie giving advice and assisting elderly clients, Sue found that they were often asking for help and support with other aspects of their lives, including getting help at home.

Sue said: ‘‘Grant and I had reached a stage in our lives where we wanted to work together. We have always had an affinity to helping others and Home Instead ties all of our experiences together - community, care, family and high standards.”

Home Instead services include companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients to appointments through to simple conversation and good company, and home help covering all aspects of day-to-day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties, plus, personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing and medication.

Sue and Grant are now keen to talk to local people with compassionate and caring natures who are interested in working with older people.

Grant said: “At Home Instead we match clients and caregivers so that they share areas of interest, giving them an immediate connection – this is a really different way of working and means that clients receive better care and the work is far more rewarding for our caregivers.

“We need local people to come forward and be part of our team. We will only employ people who are committed to making a difference, treating our clients with dignity and respect and working to the highest professional standards.’’

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