"I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn't live without them, and neither could I.
It's personal to me because I've had to make that call to someone you don't know, and ask them to care for your parents. My mom has Alzheimers' and my 83-year-old dad was recovering from heart surgery not long ago. I felt so relieved that I could place my trust in the owner and staff of a HomeInstead office in another state. They did a great job, and my dad loved his CAREGiver! It's also personal to me because I've spent the bulk of my 30-year career in health care, either running health not-for-profits, or helping physician organizations grow for improved clinical and operational results. My personal mission is to provide you and your family with the best-trained, most compassionate CAREGivers, so that the seniors we love can stay independent, active, and safe in their homes or wherever they may be.
It's personal for me because my own family has experienced the value of keeping loved ones at home. In 2009, as a newly-minted college graduate, my mother was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a severe and rare form of dementia. She was only 55 years old. With much effort and dedication, my sister and I became her CAREGivers and, with some help, we were able to ensure Mom's life in this world ended on her terms, in her home, on her time. That's why it's personal for me.
“To me, it’s personal because I can go to work knowing that I am making a difference in other’s lives. Caring for those who once cared for us is an honor. I feel privileged to have the opportunity of doing my very best to help them stay in the place they call home.”
years ago, my paternal grandparents, who lived 6 hours away, were encouraged to
move closer to my family. My grandmother
was suffering from mild dementia and my grandfather had, for years, been unable
to properly care for himself without help from my grandmother. We began to realize my parents needed to move closer to my grandmother when she crashed her car in to a
cement wall and had told the police it was a certain year that it wasn't. So my parents moved initially to an apartment. However, after a few falls and almost burning
down their apartment, it was evident they needed even MORE care than was
expected. At that point, the decision
was made to move both my grandparents to a nursing home. However, in retrospect, Home Instead Senior
Care’s in-home non-medical services would have benefited my family
greatly. The services Home Instead
Senior Care provides would have given my grandparents a chance to stay within
the confines of their comfortable home, as well as given my father (an only
child and sole caregiver for my grandparents) peace of mind that a qualified
CAREGiver was taking exceptional care of his parents.
To me, it is personal because of my life experiences with family and friends. My grandmother was one of the most influential people in my life, and she suffered with Ovarian cancer. I believe that our close knit family gave her a reason to fight this disease as well as the encouragement she needed daily. Though she eventually passed away from pneumonia, she felt loved and cared for. I see so many seniors everyday that are looking for that same love and care and it brings me joy to know my team is there to fill that need!
Its personal to me because my grandmother was fortunate to
have an in-home caregiver. She developed an instant bond with Peggy. My grandmother loved to cook and bake. They
began baking birthday cakes for the monthly birthday parties at her independent
living facility. Grandmother became known as the birthday cake lady. She was independent
and very happy. There were less falls and less medical visits. Our family
had peace of mind that grandmother was safe and thriving in her own home.
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