Current Caregiving Stories

family 3Daughter is grateful that she can provide better care at home

Sophie has always been a social butterfly—playing harmonica at the adult day senior center and even teaching a nurse how to correctly dance the cha-cha. But when her health took a turn for the worse, her daughter Edna noticed that the constant in and out of the hospital affected Sophie physically and emotionally. Both struggled as they faced the idea of Sophie moving into an assisted living facility. Edna didn’t like the thought of signing over power of attorney, healthcare decisions and Sophie’s social security checks to a facility. That’s when Edna found Caregiver Homes. She credits the improvement in her mother’s health to caring for her at home. When Sophie had a bad reaction to medication, the Caregiver Homes team helped diagnose the problem and advocate for a change in medication. Now her mother is “happy, happy, happy,” and Edna believes that her ability to stay so involved in her mother’s care has led to fewer medications and fewer hospital visits.

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