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Tuesday, January 4, 2011


As life expectancy continues to rise, many of us will begin to need assistance in our everyday lives to help us maintain our independence. Helen McArdle Care, a North East based care company, has recently developed a bespoke service in home care, to provide older adults with a range of services that are tailored to meet all of their needs.

The new service, At Home with... Helen McArdle Care, differs from other home care providers in the region, in that Helen McArdle Care can utilise the experience of their Home Support Team and the resources of their 12 care homes to ensure that clients can rely on them for everything, from personal care, to DIY, to short breaks. Thus giving clients the peace of mind that At Home can always help with life’s challenges and their families and friends can relax in the knowledge that their loved ones will always have somewhere to turn.

Clients can select from a menu of services to include:
- Personal care
- Hair and Beauty
- Shopping
- Laundry
- Your Chef at Home
- DIY / Decoration
- Gardening
- Companionship for outings
- Day care and short breaks

The list doesn’t end there, At Home are keen for their clients and prospective clients to suggest any services that they feel will benefit them.

Mark McArdle, Managing Director of At Home, said: “If we don’t currently offer a service you need, we will do everything we can to provide it. The aim at Helen McArdle Care has always been to provide choice for our service users and now that we operate in day care and home care, as well as residential care, we are well prepared to deal with any eventuality based on your lifestyle choices.”

At Home with... Helen McArdle Care will launch all of its full menu services in Ponteland this month. For more information about At Home or for a consultation please call 0191 461 8861 or visit