Georg Gottschlich – Managing Director
Hi, my name is Georg and I am the owner of Visiting Angels Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
I am originally from Stranraer and my plan after leaving school was to become a Podiatrist but after a change of heart ended up working in 12 bedded dementia unit. Caring and being a carer has always been a bit part of life and my family life. My mum and dad used to look after kids with learning disabilities since I was probably 16 so was always a way of life. Still receive and send Christmas presents from some the children who are now adults.
I have worked and lived in the local area for nearly 20 years and have been involved in the community with the children’s football team and helping to organise local gala days.
I have now nearly been in the NHS for 27 years, working all my way up from being a care support worker all the way to being a Band 7 nurse in Charge of my own Orthopaedic theatre department.
2020 and the pandemic turned our lives upside not only working in the hospital but at a more personal level.
An elderly relative took unwell at the height of the pandemic and I ended up isolating for 2 weeks with them. I struggled to keep them out of hospital and getting any outside help from any of the supporting services. Fast forward 2 years and I now have 2 elderly relatives unwell and still the same problems regarding organising care for them. I have also watched friends and work colleagues go through similar scenarios with relatives, carers not turning up for shifts, 15 minute visits, different carers, disinterested carers etc.
I was approached by another nurse regarding starting a home care business and after a bit research I found Visiting Angels who take a totally different approach to the care industry. They put the carers at the centre of the organisation or as they put it carer centric. After speaking to Dan Archer it opened my eyes on how care should be delivered, looking after your staff and in turn leads to retention of excellent carers who provide exemplary, consistent continuity of care. I am now part of this amazing family and look forward to hearing from you, if we are the right fit for you, supporting you or your loved one.
“HOME IS WHERE THE CARE IS”