Campfires, Hula-Hoops and Beach Vacation
Dad was a hard-working guy. I remember once he didn't take a sick day for five years straight and he was so proud of it. His chemical plant job didn't pay much, but somehow he and Mom always put enough away for a family vacation where we'd explore our state's history and scenic coastline. We'd pull out of the driveway with the station wagon packed to the roof with beach chairs, camp stoves and air mattresses, heading east to the Delaware shore.
A Father's Gift of Time
As soon as we left home, Dad left all thoughts of work behind and we had his full attention. Of course there was sightseeing—a ferry ride to Pea Patch Island to tour Fort Delaware, camping at Delaware Seashore State Park and ooohing and ahhhing at 4th of July fireworks on the beach. But thinking back, I realized the best thing about these trips, was the fact that we had time ... for watching seagulls along the shoreline ... for laughing 'til it hurt watching Dad trying to master the hula hoop ... for singing silly songs around the campfire ... for thinking and dreaming.
Dealing with Change
Dad retired ages ago and, for years, he still kept his old work ethic, getting up at the same time each day and keeping the house in ship shape. Since Mom passed away, however, we've all noticed the changes. He gets confused doing even simple chores around the house, and last week I found out he hadn't paid the electric bill. He's such an independent guy and none of us can imagine moving him to assisted living or a nursing home. We know he needs daily help, but how can we return the gift of time and allow him to stay in the home he loves?
Home Instead Senior Care® Can Help Him Stay in His Home
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 The First State 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 Delaware. 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.