Noreen J.

To the family that still has a mother…

I envy you. To still have a mother to love and cherish. We lost Mom just less than a year ago.

We had some bad times before Home Instead came into our lives.  Mom thought she could manage just fine without anybody.  But, as I am sure you know if you are considering this service, the reality is quite different.  The service is expensive, but the peace of mind it afforded to my brother and myself was priceless.  They kept us informed at all times.

Her companions gave her such remarkable attention. She wants to play cards?  They played cards.  She wants to go over to the Mall and check out the sales? They go together.  There is an ice cream social? They both end up with ice cream cones.  And when there was a medical emergency and both my brother and husband were out of town, Karen sat outside the ER with me. Such wonderful, personalized care.  Care of the entire family, not just Mom.  Their attention allowed my brother and me to take some needed time for ourselves.  A holiday every so often.  Without Home Instead, I believe Mom would have been in a nursing home long before she was.

Her regular “ladies” became like family to us.  I miss seeing them. I cannot say enough about the quality of care provided by Mom’s “ladies”.  Perhaps a paraphrase from the funeral card captures it best:

The family would particularly like to express its gratitude to Home Instead Senior Care and their kind and compassionate staff who treated Mom with such dignity.

- Noreen J.

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