Two Daughter's Prospective on Care for Their Parents

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Peace of mind is what comes to me as a description of our family's experience with Home Instead Senior Care. 

My family consists of my husband and I, our three children, one of whom recently married but is still studying at University, the other two at home studying and trying to figure out career choices and a life plan.  This is a busy time in all of our lives. 

My parents, in their mid-eighties, were relatively content living independently in their own home.  Several years ago my father began a battle with cancer and chemo treatments that would prolong his life. This is where our story really begins.  

We live several hours' drive away from their home. As their needs became more obvious, the driving to endless appointments, the decline of my father's health and strength and driving capabilities, along with my mother's fear of driving in the city, my siblings and I took turns driving them, attending oncologist appointments and making sure they were comfortable in their home with everything they needed.  

As life goes, there were many times there was no one available to be with them. This was a very stressful time being torn between our own family's needs and being there for our parents. This presented us with a situation we felt was impossible to maintain. 

This is when we hired our first caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care. With the help of our "favorite sisters" as we called them, we achieved a peace of mind that we would not have had any other way during this journey.  

Over the next few years we added to my Mom and Dad's team, and with the caregiver's help, we were able to keep my father home until his passing. This was a great comfort to us all. Home Instead caregivers continue to be companions for our mother now that she is alone. 

Home Instead Senior Care surpassed all of our expectations and has given us all that peace of mind. 

Diane Y 

May 2017

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