About Our Home Care Services in Surrey
A few years ago, Reece Howe’s grandmother, an active and social lady, suffered a fall. After a stay in hospital she was told she wouldn’t be able to return home as the support she needed wasn’t available.
The next few months she spent moving between residential care homes, each more expensive than the last. In each one, she was left for long periods without food and water and was left trapped in her bed, neglected and delirious from the pharmaceuticals she was given.
A combination of malnutrition, social isolation and infection led to her return to hospital, where she passed away, only six months after entering residential “care”.
Reece founded Kirkwood Care in 2009 to provide an alternative: personal, respectful and dignified support for elderly, ill and disabled people where it is needed most: in their own homes. Since establishment, Kirkwood Care has grown rapidly due to its excellent reputation among customers and healthcare professionals.
Reece is also a Director of the Surrey Care Association.
Jane Francis is the registered manager of Kirkwood Care, and has 17 years of care experience across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, in both residential and home care settings, to both disabled and elderly individuals. Jane strongly believes that it is essential for everyone to have the option to remain in their homes for as long as they wish.
Kirkwood Care is dedicated to providing professional and reliable in-home care, to allow individuals to maintain their independence, improve their quality of life and continue living safely in their own homes.
To this end, all of our staff receive advanced training in dementia and in the three things that we consider most important to quality of life in old age: Communication, Activity and Nutrition.