"This is a nasty disease(alzheimers) there as so many challanges day to day. You can never be prepared for what may happen because each day and each patient is different, but the best thing i can tell anyone dealing with this is to show love and patience and plan time away for yourself , because if you dont it makes it harder for you to deal with the everyday stress of caring for a parent or whomever you are caring for...God has blessed us with the ability to keep my mother in law at home with us through the help from home in stead..we are blessed with each day we have and home in stead has been a blessing to us.
we had some rough spots at first with staff , but we have a great couple of caregivers and we are thankful and appreciate them and all they do...
If someone is going to be late we usually get a call to let us know..
"The communication between the assisted living facility where Mom lives and you is very good when there will be a delay in arrival or a change. This is very helpful because I do not live in the area where Mom lives. Most email communication is efficient. All phone calls are answered or returned promptly when I need something. I like the visits by the staff making sure their staff is providing the correct care (one a month or every 6 weeks, not sure the timing).
"For the second time, I have recently turned to Home Instead in Lynchburg, VA to secure 24/7 help with an elderly relative. I live 130 miles away and feel great comfort to have this caring and reliable support. I am impressed with the agency's responsiveness to special requests and to efforts to find the best fit between their caregivers and my relative. While my relative is already in a nursing home, H.I. staff provide that extra level of fall prevention and ready assistance with socialization and ADLs. A big thanks!"
"My mother is very happy with every person who has come to help. They have all been very nice and helpful."
"Dependable, flexible when life happens. Caring employees."
"I like that they are an honest company that wants to do something good in the world, I'm very thankful I've been given the opportunity to be a part of that."
"This is a very professionally run organization. The aide is very compassionate and caring. The quality of care and followup is wonderful."
"The level of professionalism of this company far exceeds what I expected. Everyone we have dealt with has been very friendly and extremely efficient. Outstanding personnel and service."
"Home Instead has great caregivers. And they are great at helping me navigate dementia with my mother.
"You all are WONDERFUL! Thank you very much for being here for me when I needed you most. I am happy to recommend you to friends and family. "
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