A LOCAL caregiver who dedicates her life to others has been described as ‘one of a kind’ by her clients in the local community.

Samantha Summers has been with Home Instead Redditch and Bromsgrove since 2018.

Samantha visits her clients in their own homes, providing personalised care and companionship regularly going above and beyond for those that she provides care for.

One client of Samantha’s was told she would never walk again due to a stroke.

With Samantha’s utmost dedication and care, this has resulted in her client becoming more mobile. Samantha ensured she assisted the client with her physio exercises every day in order to help build up her strength to walk again.

Her client’s husband commented on Samantha’s efforts saying “Samantha was very encouraging in supporting my wife to get back to normal. This is what’s important to her after being told she would never walk again. With persistence and reassurance, my wife is now able to transfer independently and walk with her frame.

"To describe Samantha in three words - she is caring, encouraging, and patient.”

Caregiver Samantha said: "I want to give something back to elderly people as I really feel so passionate about the quality of care they should receive.

“Life is too short and so you need to make the most of what you can and do what you want to do. It doesn’t matter how old you are or the illness you are suffering from, dignity and respect must always be maintained as though you are a family member – and never like a stranger.”

She added: "It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had."

Annie Dixon Dunn, owner of Home Instead Senior Care Redditch and Bromsgrove said: “We need more people like Samantha championing care.”

Annie has been speaking regarding recent statistics which showed that by 2035 there will be more than 650,00 vacancies in the care sector, making it important to highlight the rewarding roles within the industry.

The local Home Instead office currently has 60 vacancies.

To learn more about Home Instead, call 01564 741 620 or visit homeinstead.co.uk/redditch-bromsgrove.