Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and leading community care provider Radis Community Care is celebrating three generations of women from the very same family, who all happen to be employees or recipients of care at one of the business’s Welsh extra care services.

Based at Maesyffynnon Extra Care Service, a state of the art scheme situated in south Wales, Julie and Jenna Shotton are care workers whilst Jeanette Davies is a resident at the service.

And the three ladies will be spending Mother’s Day together, celebrating at the extra care service.

Leading the three generations as grandmother, Jeanette has lived at Maesyffynnon for almost four years due to rheumatoid arthritis and brittle bone disease otherwise known as osteoporosis, affecting her day-to-day life.

Due to her conditions and her leg being in plaster for a prolonged period of time, Jeanette was unable to get around her previous home independently, which is why she moved to Maesyffynnon. Now, Jeanette requires daily support from the Radis team, including hoisting.

She said, “I love my flat here at Maesyffynnon, the staff are very friendly and are really good to me. I have the best care living here.

“And as a bonus, I get to see my daughter Julie and granddaughter Jenna daily as they work here, too!”

Julie has worked within the social care sector for 15 years as she decided she wanted a career change.

She emotionally said, “I had been looking after my mam for a few years, and it’s true what they say – to care for those who once cared for us is one the highest honours – and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

As the third generation, Jenna followed in her mother’s footsteps and joined the team at Maesyffynnon over a year ago.

Jenna said, “I have enjoyed every minute of my time here, and have helped to care for my Nan since I was nine or 10, so I always knew that the care industry was for me.

“It’s such a rewarding career and it’s a pleasure knowing you’re making a difference to someone’s life.”

It’s an extraordinary circumstance, and Emma Lawrence, Deputy Manager at Maesyffynnon Extra Care says:

“For three generations of the family to be connected by the same care provider is almost unheard of, but for all three women to be working and residents of the very same service is something truly special.”

The service and care provided by Radis supports residents to live independently whilst receiving bespoke support for their needs.

Consisting of 40 apartments, Maesyffynnon also includes a dining room, café, hair salon, therapy room, lounge, activity room as well as a garden area.

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