The Story of Homewatch CareGivers of Haddon Township
Debbie and Dan Grady
As I reflect on the almost ten years of owning and operating our Haddon Township home care business, I am amazed at how far we have come and the wonderful people who have come into our lives.
We started our business in 2006. It was a huge leap of faith! We are so glad and proud that we did and of what we have accomplished since then.
A little background on us and how we got to this point in our lives. We
will celebrate 35 years of marriage this October. We raised three beautiful
daughters and one handsome son, who we couldn’t be prouder of! They
have all grown into loving, responsible, hard working adults who have
started families of their own. We have two gorgeous granddaughters and
four very active handsome grandsons, whom we adore! Dan and I worked hard
all of our lives, we were very fortunate to run a small home based business
during our children’s childhood. This was so important to us because
we chose that I would be a stay at home mom and raise our children and
this afforded us the ability for me to remain at home. What a blessing
that was! I am very fortunate that I had that opportunity. After they
were well on their way to growing up, I decided to go back to working
in the “real world”. That didn’t suit me so, Dan and
I talked long and hard about what we could and should do and decided to
open another business. We decided that it had to be something special
as we didn’t want to just open up a business that had no meaning.
I have always been drawn to our senior population, even as a child. I
can distinctly remember my next door neighbor, Laura, from when we lived
in Philadelphia. She was the sweetest woman and her home had a lovely
lavender smell that to this day, whenever I smell lavender, I think of
Laura. My love of the elderly has never faded and when I found Homewatch CareGivers,
and I realized that I could help the people that I care so deeply for,
it was a no-brainer! We moved forward and opened our office in Haddon
Township and have been going and growing strong ever since as we provide
home care for people in need.
Since we opened, I have learned so much and become a CSA, Certified Senior Advisor; a CDP, Certified Dementia Practitioner; got Pathways to Memory certified; and trained to become an Eden at Home Associate. As you can see, a lot of the learning has to do with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Because this is such a large population of the people that we work with, I find it so important to be able to train our caregivers how to understand and work well with the people they are caring for. Our in-home caregivers appreciate the extra training and guidance that they receive from us to help them as they work with their clients.
We know that choosing a caregiver agency is no easy task, and every aspect of that agency should be considered, from their staff to types of care they provide. Homewatch CareGivers of Haddon Township prides itself on our ability to understand your home health care needs and seek to provide the best home care available. Give us a call to see how we can help you achieve your in-home caregiving goals.
Take care ~ Debbie and Dan Grady