"My mother is the client of Home Instead. She was starting to get where she couldn't stay by herself for the whole day. She was in an apartment upstairs from my brother but they work and I live in Glenview. What we decided to do is have somebody there three times a week and the other two days I would come once and my mother's brothers who also live in Chicago come the other day. My mother’s physician is asking her if she knew of any agencies that we could trust. She gave me the brochure, I looked at it and they had called Karen. They set up an appointment and they met with my mother, myself, my brother and his wife and my mother's two brothers. They were very professional and accommodating. They have somebody set up and brought her in to meet my mother. My mother wasn't exactly accepting but you know it’s almost close to one and a half years now. She has become more accepting but also a little worse.
My mother’s got a VERY nice caregiver with her and I really appreciate it. The other thing that I really like is when there's a legal Holiday or things coming up they'll text right away, give us enough plans and always offer replacement (we haven't used a replacement yet because either one of the family members will go over to my mother). Its prompt and same thing if her caregiver has a sick day, they'll call early enough so something can be done. I appreciate that too. I also like the supervisory visits because there's somebody that comes in and sees what the caregivers are doing with my mother and how their relationship is working. Then, they always text me and give me a report. They’re very receptive and very willing to help. We really haven’t had any problems whatsoever. We're very pleased. I haven't heard anything because like I said my brother is downstairs. As far as our experience, it’s very trusting. There was never a disruption, problem or anything like that."
Laura Ingalls Wilder once said: "Home is the nicest word there is." This may be especially true for loved ones affected by Alzheimer's or another type of dementia. The warm, familiar surroundings of home can play an important role in managing cognitive diseases.
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