Senior Care at Home Information Sessions Scheduled for July 30

by Joy D. Lanham

Have you wondered if you may benefit from assistance with daily living activities? Do you have an aging parent living that home that would benefit from having some help? Did you know that at-home Senior Care is offered in the Big Sandy, Hawkins, Holly-Lake Ranch, and Winona areas?
On Thursday, July 30 at 2PM and 6PM, professionals from Home Instead Senior Care are holding 2 informative sessions titled, "Everything You Want to Know About Senior Care at Home," at the Big Sandy-Hawkins Journal office, 201 W. Broadway St. in Big Sandy. This is a great opportunity to explore care options that are available in our area, even if you aren't quite ready for it.

Aging at home can come with unique challenges. As we age, we may find that everyday tasks that once weren't even noticed, can become tiring or even burdensome events. More and more independent Seniors are opting to stay at home but may need assistance with light housekeeping or Personal Care. Active Seniors may seek companionship and help getting to and from activities they don't want to miss out on.

Home Instead Senior Care have professional, expertly trained care givers in the BSH Journal readership area that can assist with a wide range of daily living activities, to include companionship care, light house keeping, and personal care. Home Instead sets the bar very high for their caregivers. Each caregiver employed by Home Instead has extensive local, state, and national background checks. Home Instead invests in their care givers by giving them expert training allowing them to care for Clients with a wide range of activity levels and conditions to ensure that they provide their clients with the best possible service.

Home Instead Senior Care is owned and operated by Ellen and Travis Trant who are passionate about providing quality care services that enable Seniors to stay at home with ease. "Aging at home doesn't have to be so hard," shares Ellen. This passion was born from caring for their aging parents. As they accompanied their parents on outings, they quickly realized that there are more and more seniors that want to remain active, but may need some assistance to do so. Their organization provides personalized care meeting their Clients needs while exceeding expectations. Care at home services are offered 24 hours a day/7 days a week to allow their Clients to continue with comfortable routines.
Lisa Caudle Recruitment Coordinator for Home Instead shared a story of a former worship leader who had lost mobility. He had become withdrawn from society and a bit of depression set in. A caregiver was carefully selected to assist him with his meal preparation and personal grooming needs. When the caregiver arrived, she noticed that he had a piano. She asked him if he played and he replied, "I used to." She asked if he would like to hear her play and she quickly found some songbooks in the piano bench. As she played, he began to sing along with her and after a few songs, he joined her at the piano and rekindled his love for playing and singing worship music. This care giver's visits with him now begin with a sing along session.

"Our care givers have servant hearts," shares Lisa, "the safest place to survive and THRIVE is at home." She also points out that their services are not limited to Seniors. Younger adults recovering from a fall, surgery, or illness may need assistance for a period of time as they recuperate. During this time of COVID-19, many rehabilitation hospitals are full or clients are hesitant to stay in the hospital. "Our services allow them to recover where they are most comfortable, at home."

Be sure to come and visit with the Home Instead team on Thursday, July 30 at 2PM or 6PM at the Big Sandy-Hawkins Journal office, located at 201 W. Broadway St in Big Sandy. They are well versed in all types of Senior Care and will be on hand to help you navigate through the options for care that may not even include their organization. Coffee, Tea, and snacks will be provided.