Patsy Cline and Blackberry Cobbler
Mom and Dad met at a dance at the YMCA in Nashville. She was a nursing student at Vanderbilt and he was a young soldier stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He said she was the prettiest girl he'd ever seen. They lindy-hopped all evening and, before the last dance ended, he made her promise he could take her to the Grand Ole Opry the next night. Mom says they fell in love listening to Patsy Cline, but Dad always said, with a wink, that it wasn't until he tasted Mom's blackberry cobbler that he knew she was the one.
A Sweet Life in Tennessee
After Dad got out of the Army, they bought the bungalow in Inglewood where they raised four kids. I remember Friday nights at the stock car races and Saturdays at the Children's Museum or Shelby Park Lake. In summer we'd beg to go to the Centennial Park Pool. The holidays always included a visit to the Harvey's department store nativity scene at the Parthenon. The house is filled with photos of those days.
Dealing with Change
Our jobs have spread us kids all over the South. We visit when we can and help out with repairs. Mom and Dad love seeing the great-grandchildren running through that old house. But we're all worried about our folks being alone there. They love their home and all the memories it holds, but they really need help with some of the daily tasks that are getting harder. How can we help them stay in their beloved home?
Help Him Remain Independent 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 Tennessee, 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 Tennessee. 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.