When Kelly’s mother was young, she carried herself with her head held high.
She was strong enough to raise her four kids on her own once her husband left. She worked hard doing a full-time job and a part-time job in order to put food on the table. At home, she ran a tight ship. Her home was tidy, she served delicious meals, and her children didn’t dare disobey her. Just her stern glance was enough to quell their naughtiness. Despite her tough times, she maintained her dignity knowing that she was a valuable person just the way she was and teaching her children the same.
Now that Kelly’s mother is 90, she doesn’t have the physical strength to do it all herself anymore. After a scary fall and a bout with pneumonia, it became clear to Kelly that she needed to find more help for her mom.
First, Kelly toured nearby nursing homes. But the more she saw, the more she knew that a facility was not right for her independent and dignified mother. When Kelly found out about homecare, she researched the programs available and found homecare to be the perfect fit to get help for her mother while still maintaining her dignity and independence.
Every day women like Kelly and her mother discover homecare’s perfect fit for women and men who are used to doing for themselves.
Homecare is designed to…
- Respect the privacy of the patient. Very few people need to know personal information in regards to personal care. In a facility, many people are privy to your personal information and the information is available to many more.
- Maintain the personal style of the patient. Since the senior remains in her home, she keeps her familiar surroundings like the furniture and artwork that she loves.
- Give the patient control over what she eats. She also has control of when she eats.
- Give the senior control over her daily activities. If she wants to eat an early lunch, she can. She can go to bed when she would like. She is able to have immediate assistance getting ready for bed since she does not need to wait for the caretaker to assist other patients first.
- Give the senior access to her hobbies. If she would like to watch every Flyer’s game, she is free to do so. If she wants to continue cross-stitching, she has plenty of room for her collection of thread and Aida cloth.
- Treat each senior as a person and not a room number. The ratio of one homecare assistant to one patient fosters a caring and loving relationship of trust.
If your independent-minded loved one is in need of homecare, please contact Community Care of the Northeast. Our customized care plan is designed to maintain the dignity of each senior or disabled patient under our care.