Sunday, February 27, 2011

Who is Home Care Assistance?

This is who we are. The security guard. The friend. The caregiver.

“No way, I’ll throw her out of the house – I don’t need and I don’t want a caregiver,” Ed yelled at his daughter.

Linda knew her Father needed help — his Alzheimer’s was progressing and he was getting very forgetful of important things – like turning off the stove.

But he was adamant about not having help. Linda was getting desperate, afraid for her Father’s safety and health since he lived alone in a home that he didn’t want to leave.

Fortunately, Linda called Home Care Assistance and talked with a Case Manager familiar with the problem. They discussed her Father’s habits and enjoyments and found that Ed liked going out to lunch every day and occasionally, to a nearby Indian casino to play the slot machines.

OK, said the Case Manger – Ed doesn’t want a caregiver, but how about a security guard, would he accept that?

Together, daughter and our Home Care Assistance Case Manager convinced Ed that he would be a lot safer with a security guard – and he agreed.

One of Home Care Assistance best male caregivers (aka Security Guard Jim), took care of Ed in his home – and made sure that he was safe when they went out to lunch – and occasionally, to play the slots at the nearby casino!

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