You Can't Clip a Snowbird's Wings
I freaked out a little when mom and dad decided to become snowbirds, flying to Florida each year before the nor'easters made their first chilling appearance. And when they decided to stay there year round, it was hard to understand how they could leave a place they'd called home their whole lives. And what would I do without them nearby?
It only took one trip to the Sunshine State to understand how my folks had found their paradise, and our visits became semi-annual events. My scrapbooks are filled with sweet memories of Dad and the boys at spring training, Mom and I with our romance novels, beach chairs and windblown hair, and the seashells the kids gathered on Sanibel Island.
Dealing with Change
It's been terribly hard since Dad died last year. We've all been worried about Mom living on her own. I wish I could do more, but she's so far away. She needs some regular help
, but she's fiercely determined not to give up her independence. This has been a lot for her to deal with, and the last thing she needs is another big change like a move. I want to get her the care she deserves, but how can I ask her to give up the home she dearly loves?
Keep Her in Her Nest with Home Instead Senior Care®
When family members or friends aren't able to help the older adults they love, Home Instead CAREGiversSM
can. With a network of locations across Florida
and worldwide, Home Instead Senior Care is all about taking care of older family members long-term in the homes they've enjoyed and treasured. We provide a range of services
including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping, errands -- everything you'd do for your loved one, and more -- to give you peace of mind, whether you live several states away or in the next county.
Inspired by a Personal Experience
It was Paul and Lori Hogan's own personal experience caring for their 100-year-old grandmother in her home that inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. They realized many families had the same need for non-medical in-home care and elder companionship that could help seniors live independently at home. The demand for these important services has been so great, that the company's network now has 800 locally owned franchises across North America and around the globe.
Reliable, Dependable Services Around-the-Clock
Our responsible, experienced CAREGivers are members of the local community, familiar with the resources available in your area of Florida. Home Instead Senior Care services are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays, and are delivered by trusted CAREGivers who are screened, bonded and insured employees -- never independent contractors.
Free Consultation. Trusted Advice.
Your Home Instead Senior Care representative can help you decide if our services could assist your loved one in preserving a good quality of life and remaining safely in his or her home. When you request home care a representative will contact you within 24 hours and you'll receive a free, no-obligation personal consultation.
Request your free, no-obligation consultation today by selecting the Florida location nearest you
and filling out the Request Home Care inquiry form on their Web site. A representative will call you within 24 hours.
Find your location now on the map below or you can read more about the range of companionship and personal services we provide in Florida.