Posted by: Bert Copple | February 23, 2011

CAREGiver Goes Above and Beyond

Home Instead, as always, has the most outstanding caregivers in the world, and they are always raising the bar when it comes to caring for seniors that are in need. Many CAREGivers went the extra mile following a holiday blizzard to help senior clients. Laurie and Bruce Bender, owners of the Northborough, MA, Home Instead franchise, had one of those story to share. The story, written by CAREGiver Cindy Zompetti for the Benders’ monthly newsletter, proves that a snow day for a Home Instead Senior Care client can be just as magical as a snow day for a kid getting out of school! Here is the story below:

Blizzard Night
What to do in a blizzard? Go to the movies, of course! But really the movies came to us. I brought my laptop computer, three DVDs, an air-popcorn popper and a sleeping bag to my client’s home the night before the blizzard. Staying over allowed us both not to fret about me traveling in the snow the next morning. I made a special breakfast of homemade pumpkin bread and by noon, the smell of freshly made popcorn filled her apartment. She chose to watch a movie she had not seen before, Peter Pan. So off to Neverland we flew, leaving the cares of the waging storm far behind.

This just goes to show how a little preparation and ingenuity can make all the difference for someone. This leads to better relationships between the CAREGiver and client, and often creates long-lasting friendships. And this is our mission: to not only care for seniors’ physical well-being, but especially for his or her emotional and mental needs. A friend can do much more than an emotionally unconnected caregiver, and that is the Home Instead promise.

Home Instead Senior Care will provide outstanding CAREGivers to help your loved one with personal care, incidental travel, companionship, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and even meal preparation. To learn more, call 248-203-2273 or visit www.homeinstead.com. Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s trusted source of in-home non-commercial personal care and companionship for seniors. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. And remember, to us, it’s personal.

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