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As a hospice social worker, I care for patients and families during one of the most intimate and difficult times. For my team and me these people are like family. At times, families need additional help and I make referrals to care giving agencies. Homewatch Caregivers is consistently on the list. I have found that Homewatch cares as if my families are theirs as well. Zahra and her team are responsive to the needs of my patients and families and are professional to work with.
Written by: Richard, MSW, LSW - Burr Ridge
Caregivers in Hickory Hills need to be very patient, and
also go through our training to provide dementia care. Our caregivers make an
impact on our clients and their families when they take the burden off of the
family. One of our clients is in her 80s and she has had the same caregivers
for four years. When this woman was in the earlier stages of the disease, the
caregivers kept her engaged by playing board games or mancala a lot, taking her
out for brunch, and going for walks to a local pond. As the disease progressed,
they spent time playing simpler games—like matching picture cards—when they
were caring for her. Although this client is now experiencing fear and acting
aggressively, her adult son has told us that he is so appreciative of the time
his mother spend with the caregivers and how helpful it is.
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