Claire Tutton is an experienced and trained geriatric nurse who specialises in all aspects of stroke care, catheter care, diabetic care, leg ulcer care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. She now operates her very specialist home nursing services in the general area of Jávea and the surrounding villages.
The following is a testimonial written by Mr Nigel Shires of Cirencester, whose partner Patricia Crutchley suffered a very severe stroke in March 2014. Claire Tutton cared for Patricia for 2 years. Over to Mr Shires to tell their story…
On the 31st March 2014 my partner Patricia Crutchley suffered a very severe stroke, which left her paralysed down her left side and unable to control her bladder and bowels etc. Still, to this very date, Patricia’s condition has not changed and she cannot do anything for herself and therefore needs 24 hour care.
Initially, when Pat was discharged from hospital the NHS provided free homecare. However, over time this free care was removed to be replaced with social services supported care, which had to be paid for by Pat and myself. After several months of this care it became apparent that the monthly cost was not sustainable so an alternative form of care needed to be sourced.
By chance I spotted an advert placed in a local supermarket by Claire Tutton of CJT Homecare advertising a personal care service. I telephoned Claire, and arrangements were made for her to visit us. Claire arrived promptly for the meeting and it quickly became apparent that the services she could offer us were exactly what we needed and at a price that we could afford!
We welcomed Claire to our home for the first time in February 2015. Claire quickly got up to speed and was able to do all that Pat needed to be done for her, which had previously needed two people to do! During the two and a half years that Claire was with us she had just one day off sick. This was due to a sickness bug that was doing the rounds. Even feeling very unwell Claire had the professionalism to call me from her sick bed to say she was poorly but would try her best to come in and look after Patricia.
Claire’s personality and friendly nature quickly puts people at ease. All tasks undertaken are done with a smile. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Claire and over time, Patricia relied heavily upon her for all her care needs, day to day support and companionship. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and our loss will be someone else’s gain as Claire has now relocated in Jávea, Spain.
If you need to employ someone for your homecare needs then my recommendation is to grab Claire before someone else does. You will not regret it. Would we employ Claire again should she return to the UK? 100% YES.
Written by Nigel Shires from Gloucestershire.
Many thanks to Mr Shires from the Female Focus team for writing this review of Claire Tutton’s services