"I just want to take this moment to express our family's gratitude to Home Instead for their selfless care and positive energy. Our caregiver visits once a week to help with the bath. Then, she helps out with cleaning, organizing, walking the dog and whatever we need that particular week. She is always happy to see us.
In a high school biography assignment, our franchise
owner Steve Nooyen had referred to his Grandpa Al as "Super Man" - and
in many ways, he was. Grandpa Al was a caring husband, father of 12, a
grandfather, farmer, school bus driver, banjo player and singer in the
church choir; in many ways an ordinary man. But to those who really
knew him like Steve, he was a real "Super Man" - he was
characteristically dependable to a fault and a true role model when it
came to hard, honest work.
However, by the early 1990's when
Grandpa Al was in his mid 80's, he had changed. He oftentimes became
agitated and confused over routine things like setting the thermostat in
the house or even telling time. This onset of dementia made it harder
and harder for his family, as large as it was, to ensure that he was
safe and properly cared for in his long-time Greenleaf home near the
As a result, despite his resistance, Al DeCleene was
relocated to a Green Bay area assisted living facility where he spent
his remaining days. This transition was hard for Grandpa Al, but it was
the best option the family had available at the time.
through this family experience that Steve decided to open Wisconsin's
very first Home Instead Senior Care franchise in 1997. His goal was
to provide seniors like his Grandpa Al and their families more options
as they cope with the challenges of aging at home. Steve saw firsthand
how difficult the transition of relocating was for Grandpa Al, and
wanted to help other seniors stay "home instead." The in home care services provided by our CAREGivers allows seniors to stay at home, even as their care plan changes as they age.
Nooyen is the local franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care of Cedarburg, a home care agency that allows seniors to remain in their
homes when they need help with daily living activities, companionship or even 24/7 care.
Home Instead Senior Care is the world's largest provider of
comprehensive home care services for the elderly. Steve's business
provides services throughout Wisconsin, including offices in Appleton, Cedarburg, Green Bay, Madison, Manitowoc, Oshkosh, Sheboygan
and Sturgeon Bay. When Steve opened Home Instead Senior Care in 1997
he was the only employee. Today, his business employs more than 600
full and part time employees and is among the largest of more than 1000
franchise groups for Home Instead Senior Care worldwide.
We can tailor a home care arrangement to fit both your family's lifestyle and budget.
Reap rewards beyond measure -- and get paid, too.
When you need non-medical in-home care, look to Home Instead Senior Care®
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