Here is a bit more information to help you decide if a small, family owned, female owned, local agency is a good fit to help you care for your aging loved one. Here is our story…
Bernadette Applegreen, began her career in South Africa where she trained in nursing and began caring for the elderly right out of high school. When she came to United States in 1988, she was recertified as a licensed practical nurse and continued her work. Her 34 years of experience includes work in nursing homes, hospitals and patient’s private homes.
Bernadette’s dedication and deep concern for her patients led to the creation of Live-Ins for the Elderly. She saw how important it was for older people to live in their own homes for as long as possible. They functioned better, were happier and more assured in a familiar environment. In addition, Bernadette saw that home care could be less expensive than the nursing home option. With this in mind, Live-Ins for the Elderly was formed in January of 2000. To address the special needs of her private clients, Elderly Caregivers was created on 2012.
Since then Live-Ins for the Elderly and Elderly Caregivers have been taking care of Seniors with an array of different diagnosis and needs. Because aging can be challenging, Live-ins for the Elderly and Elderly Caregivers offers PCA services both hourly and on a live-in basis. Our caregivers help our clients avoid the risk for injuries from a fall by providing safety monitoring and supervision and assistance with transferring and ambulation. They also offer companion care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming and assistance with incontinence care among some.
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I cannot express my feelings in any possible way except to thank you all, once again, for the wonderful help, care and sense of family you have extended to my husband and myself in working with us during such difficult times involving our parents. You have always comforted and reassured us, not with empty promises, but with loving care and such attention to every detail. I can’t imagine calling anyone else for such situations. We loved and cherished your ladies who worked so hard to make our parents’ lives happy and healthy each day. Again thank you with all our hearts.
Fondly Byron and Jacqueline N. of Milford, Connecticut