Read what other families in South Orange County, CA have to say about Home Instead Senior Care's CAREGivers and their capabilities:
"I only needed someone to come in for one hour a week and help with a shower for my mom. Everywhere I went they required four hours but Home Instead was flexible enough to meet our needs. In addition, the caregiver that they sent is wonderful. She is thorough and careful and sweet to my mom. Mom loves her and we could not be happier."
"In a word, Gratitude. So grateful for the services, concern, knowledge and CARE Home Instead provided during a very difficult time. Things changed so quickly with my mom. One day she is independent and living a full and healthy life and literally the next day is a completely different ballgame all together. I didn't know where to turn or how to navigate this new journey. After 4 months in the hospital and rehab it was uncharted territory. Our physician recommended Home Instead and the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders. Although we had to move my mom out of state I will always be grateful to the Home Instead professionals that helped while she was still in California. "
Thank you on behalf of our Outreach Team for including us in your Be a Santa to a Senior Gift Program. The Care Managers chose participants with the greatest unmet needs.
The seniors were delighted to receive a personal gift! All of us Care Managers felt the difference this program made for our participants during the Holidays!
"Service, facilities and care givers all excellent. Only issue we had was clarity of details (meal times, furniture, etc.) coming out of their "sales" process."
The staff at Home Instead were so helpful in the three years that our Mom had care through them. They were very responsive to our schedule needs and able to respond quickly when we had sudden changes of plan.The caregivers that helped our Mom's were the best; we felt like she was getting the same type of kind, thoughtful care that they would give their own mothers.
"I don't know how we could have managed without HomeInstead. The Caregivers were completely reliable, kind, and patient, under difficult circumstances. Management was always available, responsive, and on top of things.
After nightmares with other caregivers, HomeInstead made my life manageable again and gave me peace of mind that my mother was well taken care of even though I lived far away. I highly recommend them."
"Hi Sue, I have been really pleased with Valentina. She is really good for mom and they work well together. Please let her know. Thank you."
I want to thank you for sending John to help me in my time of sickness during this past month. He has helped me to take walks and to exercise my feet and my ankles. He was a first class companion and friend.
God Bless you and keep you,
Captain Bob, Chaplain Corps"
"Dear Sue, Please extend heartfelt thanks to Kim and all the caregivers who can carve out the time to take my mom to the beach during their shifts!! Even if she doesn't remember the outings, it's super helpful for her mental and emotional well being. She loves the water SO much!!! Thank you Sue for keeping me in the loop. I appreciate it tremendously!! Kathy "
"Hi Sue: Just a little thank you to Kathy. Patty and I drove down Moulton/ Golden Lantern to Dana Point Harbor on Saturday and parked at the Ocean Institute parking lot. It was about 9:00 and still cool enough so Patty wouldn't get " overheated". She loved the drive and was very talkative and recalled her memories of driving down this road. She was exhilarated "being out of the house" she said . Patty reminisced of how she use to have a boat and how much she still loves the ocean. I wanted her to see the ocean and the waves break while also getting some exercise and we were close enough to the car when she got tired. We approached the getty area close to the cliff and Patty navigated the irregular packed dirt terrain with her walker as I minimally assisted. A part of her adventurous side wanted to walk along the getty, but she laughed and knew that wasn't going to happen. She sat on the bench with the cool ocean breeze and watched the surf at low tide. We talked about the tide pools and how she use to swim in the ocean. While we were enjoying the ocean view on the bench, she met several small dogs and chatted with their owners. We originally set out Saturday AM for ocean breezes and the waves crashing, it turned out to be a wonderful social morning as well. We headed home about 10:30. She drank some water and then took her usual morning nap in her chair. The access to the ocean with no traffic, no major street crossing , minimal people, and easy access for a walk was stress free and very relaxing. Kathy, I appreciate the placard for ease of parking and the green light to enjoy the outdoors with Patty. She has made such progress it seems and gained so much strength since the first shift I spent with her a few months ago when she was first released from the hospital. I like to remind her of that all the time. It must be the " Mochas". :-)) Thank you, Kim"
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