Monday, 31 January 2011

What do we do?

A lot of you reading this will be fully aware of what PJ Care do, who we care for and why we do it, but it occurs to me that not everyone knows, and rather than keeping this a secret I thought it might be a good idea to share, particularly with a focus on Peterborough.

So what do we do? We provide specialist care to people with physical illnesses, restricted mobility and challenging behaviours as a result of organic, degenerative or neurological disorders. These include Acquired Brain Injuries, Strokes, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Spinal Cord Injuries, as well as various progressive terminal illnesses and early onset dementias. We also specialise in providing care for complex Frontal Lobe Dementias like Alzheimer’s and Picks Disease.

As you can see this is quite a wide remit and although these conditions individually only affect a few people, collectively they affect a very large percentage of the population. When I say affect this includes knowing someone with one of these conditions.

As medical care and practice improves we are living longer and surviving accidents and illnesses that only a few years ago would have killed us. Unfortunately survival sometimes comes at a cost, that cost can be an ongoing need for continuing care. This is where we come in, often freeing up a blocked hospital bed by providing high quality on-going care designed for an indivual.

For more information on PJ Care please visit our website

Monday, 24 January 2011

And we're off

OK it might be a bit of a slow start, but like the old man on the bike, we're off. The Castleoak team are on site and work on the build has begun.
The surveyors are measuring the land levels that have all been messed up by the archaeologists, trying to work out what we've got to put back and what else we've got to take away.
The next couple of weeks see all the preparation work, making sure that the site is safe and clean, then the big yellow machines will start to roll in and the real work begins!
The official ground breaking will be on February 10th, hopefully we'll have all the brass there in shiny hard hats. Can I get Jan Flawn to sit on a JCB? Although with her busted ribs, she may be a little wary of climbing onto anything for a while!