verb. Alleviate - to provide relief, to lighten, to ease pain or troubles
I came into care relatively late in my life following the death of my grandmother and set up Alleviate after learning the ropes and gaining great insight whilst working for a care agency. Driven by the need to provide quality care to our beloved elders (a care which I fundamentally believe they are owed and have earned) I take an absolute pride in my role and cherish my Alleviate family.
As an experienced carer I understand the frustrations that can arise around becoming older or from a change in health, both for the individual and for the family around them. The need for independence always has to be carefully balanced with keeping loved ones safe in their environment. Occasionally, the family are unable, for many and differing reasons, to give the desired support all of the time. Such situations can lead to all parties feeling unfulfilled or at worst compromised. At Alleviate I seek to lighten the load, help address the balance and leave all parts of the family with a sense of ease.
By giving time to listen and assess needs, I hope to make a difference and help manage the challenges that arise as loved ones turn new corners.