Temporary Home Care Can Ease the Road to Recovery

Lorraine had always been active, and at age 76, there were no signs of her slowing down. She walked every day, frequently chased her grandson around the park, and had no additional help at home. When one day Lorraine tripped on an area rug and broke her leg, her independence came to a screeching halt—suddenly, she needed care twenty-four hours a day.

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Though Lorraine had four children, getting twenty-four-hour care was a challenge. Three children lived out of the area, and her daughter, who lived locally, had a full-time job and children at home. Worried that her daughter would be overwhelmed with her care, Lorraine sought professional in-home care for herself to aid her through the recovery.

Fortunately, Lorraine’s neighbor connected her with Seniors At Home. Julia, a home care specialist for Seniors At Home, quickly met with Lorraine and was able to accommodate her needs. She arranged for a caregiver to provide temporary in-home care five days a week to support her with everything from personal hygiene to preparing healthy meals. This brought care and companionship to Lorraine and provided her daughter comfort in knowing her mom was safe while she juggled her family obligations during the week.

Traci Dobronravova, Director of Seniors At Home, says, “Many people think of home care as a solution for a declining situation. However, professional caregivers can also help with temporary situations like post-surgery recovery, the transition from a hospital stay, or accidents like Lorraine’s.”

Lorraine’s recovery was successful, thanks to the assistance she received from her caregiver. Help such as:

  • Hygiene
  • Cooking
  • Laundry
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Mobility and getting around the house

Unfortunately, injuries like Lorraine’s can happen to anyone—and if you fall once, you are twice as likely to fall again. If you or a loved one need any type of in-home care or assistance, reach out for a free home assessment with our Home Care Specialists today.

To learn more about in-home care options or for support with anything related to aging, call us at 415-449-3777 or contact us online today.

Seniors At Home is a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, a trusted nonprofit institution that has been providing care since 1850. Our services are funded by fees and by donations for those who cannot afford the full cost of care for these critical services.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858, or give online.