Nicky Euesden is a woman with a dream and a vision. She came to Almuñécar nine years ago with her family because her hubby had a 6-month film contract with Sky 1. They decided this was the ideal place to bring up their kids and within three months, Nicky had sold their home in the UK – by fax! They built a house and Nicky worked as an independent counsellor from day one, after getting a client the first week she was here.
Prior to moving here, she had worked as a counsellor for the National Health Service for then years. Since coming to Almuñécar, she has also worked as the registered counsellor for the Clinica del Mar in La Herradura.
Five years ago, she and her hubby purchased a piece of land in Lobres (Salobreña) with the intent to build 40 housing units. However, the timing wasn’t right and due to the credit crunch, they decided to look for something that was needed in the community. They did their research and found that what was really needed was a resident care home. This was especially with ex-pats in mind – because they realized that many people, when they reach a certain age, feel that they have to leave because they don’t have other options. A local care home with a full care and rehabilitation service would enable them to stay. Furthermore, building a care home would provide work for many locals as well.
Thus, the dream came to life and plans for the massive care-home project began. The building is expected to start within the next couple of months. Judging by the architect plans and the 3D impression on display at their office, the bi-lingual residency home will be absolutely stunning. The facility will boast an indoor and an outdoor pool, restaurant, beautiful gardens, and all the features needed to provide respite care. The architect has ensured that each of the 120 full-time suites will be completely private as well. It will not only be a resident home but a wheel-chair friendly rehabilitation centre as well. It will be the ideal place for people to recover and rehabilitate after suffering an accident, for example.
Currently, while the care home is under development, Nicky has started Original Care, a home care service to assist people who, due to illness or limited mobility, need a helping hand. The services range from helping with personal shopping, hygiene, exercise, household cleaning, babysitting, doctor visits, and rehabilitation to name a few. Nicky is currently recruiting care professionals with experience to work with her.
Anyone who is interested in a position with Original Care is welcome to drop off their CV at the office or contact her directly. Location C/Bilbao 1, Almuñécar, tel.: 656 774 992.