There are so many areas of care and support that Evergreen Care Bexley would love to get involved in. The need out there is enormous and there is a lot of work to be done. We know we can’t change the world, but we can change a person’s world, one person at a time – and you can help! Please consider supporting us financially on a regular basis or as a one-off gift so we can continue to provide much needed support to our older citizens. Together, we can make a difference.
Up and coming plans…
The Florence Care service will provide care and support for clients needing a little more intervention, enabling them to live at home in confidence. Providing support with personal care and medication, Florence Care will revisit the timeless values in good old-fashioned care in the home, yet aspiring to up-to date excellence in care provision.
Home From Hospital Service
The Home from Hospital Service will support older people on discharge from hospital, ensuring they are settled back in their home environment and that all statutory services start as planned and other needs are met. With the individual’s permission and prior to discharge, our volunteers will give their home a quick spring clean, put on the heating if necessary, and ensure they have fresh groceries for their return home. If possible, our volunteers will collect them from the hospital, or meet them at their home, and stay with them until they are happy to be left on their own. Our volunteers will keep in contact with the client over the next few days to ensure all is well.
Getting to and from a hospital or GP appointment can be quite daunting for an older person. Using hospital transport can mean being out for most of the day in some circumstances for just a fifteen minute consultation. Evergreen's Appointment Transport will be a volunteer run service which will pick up our clients from their home, escort them to their appointment, advocate on the clients behalf where required and then return them home to a nice cup of tea. The volunteer will leave once the client is settled back at home. This will be a free service with just a small mileage charge and reimbursement of any parking fees.
At Evergreen we understand how important a spiritual input into a person’s life can be, and how, through ill health or disability, many are unable to attend a church service or have the fellowship they had in the past. We will be working with Churches and Ministers from across the Borough of Bexley to help fulfil the spiritual life of those who may have become lonely and isolated through situations beyond their control, and to help them once again to feel a part of our community.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this service please call us on 01322 431765.