‘I was motivated to set up S.A.I Infinity Care for adults with a learning or physical, disability when I found that the larger care providers lacked a true understanding of the individual needs of people. They were treated as numbers, not individuals.
My grandmother inspired me to make a positive difference. She had always been very particular about her daily routine, she was always up early, bathed and dressed before anyone else had even woken up. Unfortunately, following a stroke my grandmother was severely disabled in the last few years of her life.
Owing to the family’s work constraints we needed support in caring for my grandmother. I was not satisfied with the care being provided to my grandmother by mainstream providers, I knew my grandmother wouldn’t be happy with the kind of care she was receiving. She had dedicated her life to us and now that she needed our support how could we justify half an hour slots a day to get her washed and dressed, with 15 minute slots to meet her other needs. How could we leave her at home alone, while we went out to work? What if she soiled herself, or was thirsty? How could we let her be left that way till her next 15 minute slot in the evening?