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Home Care Assistance

After hanging up with his mother, Alex, is concerned about his mother assisting her friend Georgia at home.  Since Georgia broke her hip, she has been having difficulty bathing by her self.  Alex spends some time on the internet doing research to try to find out a little bit about home care.  Alex finds a company called Health People that assists with care in the home.  This company’s website states they assist with personal care such as bathing, medication reminders, meal preparation, shopping assistance, laundry, and they also assist with getting to and from appointments.

Alex calls Health People to set up an appointment to discuss the details of possibly assisting Georgia at home.  Alex thinks that Health People may be useful if he is not able to drive his mother, Rosemary, to the doctor or to assist her with her shopping.  Rosemary is doing well at home, but Alex  likes the idea of having a back-up-plan to assist his mother as she ages.  Rosemary loves living at home in her house, and Alex hopes that he can assist her to stay there.

The next step is for Alex to tell his mother about Health People.  He and Rosemary then need to broach the subject with Georgia.  Alex feels that it may be beneficial to talk to Georgia with his mother present.  Alex is aware that sometimes people do not like strangers in their house, but a new person can offer stimulating and needed companionship.


Comments (0) • Posted October 10, 2011

Author: Julie L., BS, BSN, RN
Julie has worked as a Registered Nurse in the emergency room, as a clinical nursing instructor, and as a director of clinical services in home care.

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