For the past 13 years I’ve seen the enormous positive impact live-in support has on people’s lives.
I operated the business for 13 years, employing over 100 carers, and had more than 350 clients at any one time. Our clients came from all walks of life and needed different specialised care. Whether recuperating from a spell in hospital or hindered by a long-term condition or disability, giving them the support they needed at home in familiar surroundings near friends and family couldn't be beaten. It's why I'm so passionate about live-in support.
I was then inspired by my mother to set up Eximius and deliver an altogether superior service. She is wonderfully spirited, sophisticated and fiercely independent, despite being 80 years old with floundering memory. She's the yardstick against which I measure the service we provide and the reason I believe that everyone should be able to stay in their homes, living the happiest and most independent lives they can.
My vision for Eximius is that, while we still support complicated care needs, the focus is on our clients' lives, what they love doing, their hobbies, their interests – with Eximius support companions ensuring that they receive the exceptional help to enable them to live their lives to the fullest.
I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of others.
Being given the opportunity to turn my aptitude for caring for others into a career has allowed me to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Gaining the necessary knowledge and experience to perform a more involved role in a managing capacity has motivated me to continue working and learning to the same high standard and allowed me to make an even greater difference to the lives of our service users.
I joined Eximius in 2018 as a Care Manager, as I was looking for a company which shared my vision and ethos for exceptional live-in care.
It is my mission to maintain the highest standards here at Eximius.
In 2017 my mother was sadly diagnosed with Vascular dementia and passed away later that year. During that time I learnt a huge amount about dementia and also the way it affects family members trying to cope with arranging care and their own emotions.
My role with Eximius is to run the office and deal with any enquiries and phone calls. The work is very varied and I love talking to all the clients and also the support companions. if I had known about the excellent care provided by Eximius whilst my mum was alive I would have not hesitated in using them to help look after her.
“As clients we always found Kate totally approachable and available to discuss anything.”
N.K. July 2016