Lisa joined Radfield on 16th March, one week prior to lockdown, so life as a carer has been slightly unusual and challenging at times. Lisa’s career spans from being in an office environment as a secretary, through to caring for an older gentleman living with dementia in his own home with his daughter.
Lisa’s true passion is teaching children how to swim. This took Lisa to Swaziland in Southern Africa, teaching 360 children to swim in an orphanage.
Lisa explains, “My local church first got me involved in supporting the orphanage, and since then I have visited the orphanage for the last 8 years. The children have grown up looking forward to my visits and feel like an extended family to me.”
“During my regular visit to my wonderful client Maureen, she requested that she wanted her hair washed and dried, as her regular hairdresser was unable to visit during the Coronavirus pandemic! This may sound like an easy task, but Maureen has a hearing aid, which can’t get wet, so her regular hairdresser kindly dropped off a special tray that Maureen could rest her head on, which stops her ears from getting wet.”
“Maureen is an absolute delight to care for, bringing a smile to my face every time I visit. She was very particular about how she wanted her hair blow dried and I didn’t get it right the first time, but after following a very clear set of instructions from Maureen the second time around, we got it right and she was over the moon with the finished result. What Maureen hadn’t realised was this was the first time I had blow dried anyone else’s hair apart from my own, so a real achievement for me too!”
Lisa adds, “I have never worked for such a lovely company as Radfield. It is so refreshing to be part of a family run business who are all so welcoming and friendly, yet very professional. I’m looking forward to catching up with my colleagues at our next staff meeting when everything goes back to normal again!”
Pictured: Maureen, a wonderful Radfield client, with her hair washed and styled by Care Professional Lisa
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