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Thank you for your help in caring for Susan, my long-time Parkinson client. From a case manager’s perspective you and your staff show great compassion and concern in your work. You have always been easy to reach and have worked with us on very short notice. I appreciate and respect the care you take of your employees with better pay and ongoing education. I think you are a great example of what in-home care is all about.
Written by: Reva-Indianapolis, Indiana
At Homewatch CareGivers in Carmel, we provide dementia care services in the north Indianpolis area. We began assisting an 84-year old woman with Parkinson and
dementia who lived in an independent living facility with her husband. The case started for just a few hours a week so that her husband could run
errands. In the beginning our time with the client included assisting her
with lunch and mobility. As time progressed we noticed a change
with her husband, who was her primary caregiver. After a family
intervention the husband was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and later
required surgery. The few hours a week assisting the wife became a 24-hour case assisting both husband and wife. The husband passed away and
the wife was moved to an assistant living facility. We continued care
with the wife, assisting with meals and activities during this difficult
time. Because of the relationships established with the caregiver and the
family, the continuum of care was seamless. Even though the client has
dementia, the caregiver has become part of the family. The client and
caregiver have a relationship built on history and trust. As a result, the
caregiver is in tune with the client’s needs as the dementia has progressed. The caregiver, because of her history with the client, has the ability
to bring up stories of the client’s past that the client remembers and brings
laughter and smiles to the client, resulting in bettering her quality of life.
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