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TESTIMONIALS

 

I met Susan on one of my visits to my Aunty Danielle. We shared contact details at that time, and Susan has been in touch with me every two or three days to keep me up to date with Danielle’s progress. I have found Susan to be a very caring and compassionate women. Over the last few weeks she has kept me up to date with the many things, that she and my niece Mary have done. Between my Niece and Susan, they made my Aunts life a happy and special time. As a family, we were dead against the Rest Home option, as that was not Danielle’s desire, and she was most unhappy there. It relieved us all to receive from Susan regular photos of Danielle. As a family, we thank your organisation for being there, to help Danielle have her wish to be in her own home, with her cat honey, by her side.

 

Nov 2018

 
I just wanted to send an email to say how absolutely wonderful Jane and Rose have been in their care for Caroline over these past weeks. They have gone way beyond our expectations and we couldn’t have got through this without them. Rose has been an angel for not only Caroline but all of us in the family too. She has become a friend, a shoulder to cry on at this tough time and a true professional throughout. Jane was only with Caroline for a short time but she also showed such care and compassion, we appreciated it very much. Please accept our deep gratitude and appreciation for these wonderful carers you have on the team. Daughter.

 

 

Nov 2018

 

I write now, to say thank you and your team for the absolutely outstanding support and care of Mum for the last few years and - in the last two years of his life - also for my father.

 

Almost without exception, all of the Companions who worked with Mum were overwhelmingly kind, patient, caring and very professional. They are in fact, a group of extraordinary women who all give over and above their expected remit. Over the years, they became almost part of our family. When my father also became quite unwell, we were so very, very grateful that the Companions extended themselves to also care for him too, in addition to Mum. It was a very challenging time for us and all of the carers and we are indebted to Good Companions for going the extra mile during that period.

 

We also wanted to comment about the service generally. Pam does a superb job of coordinating it. Her personal service and her obvious concern for the clients is impressive. She often went out of her way to support us and to sort out problems. Despite the many clients I know that you have, she always made us feel special and unique. I can highly recommend this service. We are lucky to have access to it.

 

July 2018

 

 

We have had the pleasure of using The Good Companion service from the end of November until the beginning of March.


Communication was easy and efficient with excellent flexibility. John has made great recovery from his stroke so we are now looking to the future and what he may need. We would not hesitate to recommend The Good Companion.

 

Mar 2018

 

Daughter’s feedback about her Mother’s care. my thanks on behalf of the family for the excellent service your agency provided for Mum in often challenging circumstances.

 

In particular I would like to mention Gael. Gael has a way about her that made Mum comfortable, and it was through Gael’s care and attention that we managed to keep Mum in her own home for the last 3 months.

 

Feb 2018

 

I am the youngest daughter of Kate. Andy was my mother’s caregiver for the last year of her life. I wanted to write to you as your company assigned her to my mother’s care. It is important to my father and I that we submit something that attests to Andy’s competency and compassion.

 

When a person is chronically ill people often define them by their disabilities. Their names become attached with conditions and care management. Andy treated my mother with respect. She recognised that we wanted to protect my mum’s dignity. She had the ability of bringing a smile to my mother’s face which was often shrouded in pain. She worked tirelessly to attend to her and aspects of our home.

 

I have worked in youth and adult development for 23 years as a health social worker, programme developer, programme and personal development manager. I am also a university educator and clinical supervisor. I have observed many practitioners attend to clients. Andy’s sensitivity and sincerity was so appreciated.

 

I lived with my mother for 33 years. She was the most influential person in my life and as such I was highly protective of her. My father and I were able to fulfil our employment responsibilities knowing that mum would be holistically cared for.

 

Please pass on our best wishes to her and our thanks for honouring the most magnificent women we have ever encountered.

 

Feb 2017

 

 

"The Good Companions have been with Mum for over a year now and her care over this time has been wonderful. The service provided is very reliable and to an excellent standard. Pam has put together and maintains a really good team of staff and really seems to understand the needs of her clients. All the Good Companions are doing a marvellous job in every aspect - in so many big and little ways. Mum often tells me she is happy, contented and I can really see that the care and attention, she receives has made a big difference to her health and happiness. Mum and I both feel that the Good Companions have her best interests at heart. Mum’s pet dog is also very well looked after and the house is spotless, and feels like a home. Thank you to everyone for such a professional and caring service that has enabled Mum to stay in her own home comfortably and safely. Both Mum and I have no hesitation in recommending the Good Companions Service."

 

Anne (daughter)

 

 

 

"The Good Companion has provided care for my Mum since July 2015. The Companions who look after her on a 24 hour basis fully understand her needs. They are also a source of company for my Mum and take her out for shopping and social activities. This has enabled her to continue to remain in her own home."

 

S Phillips

 

" We would be delighted to endorse your services. It has made such a difference for all of us. We were struggling after Dad's passing to manage Mum's re-engagement in living on her own. The companions have provided a much needed support and reassurance for us all. Mum really looks forward to your visits; you are warm and engaging and she has come to know and trust you well."

 

J.Florkowski, Christchurch

 

"Towards the end our mother was completely bed ridden, suffering from bouts of dementia, and they coped marvelously; she always looked immaculate and happy. In fact they gave her the love and care that usually only family members are capable of."

 

M.Anderson, Auckland

 

The girls have been so excellent and have added so much enjoyment to mother’s daily life... they have changed her life from existing to living.

 

Polly Warren, Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

 

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