Dan spent many years working in large corporations. Five years ago at the age of 86, Dan landed in the hospital with diabetes. His children, who live out of state, felt he needed a caregiver a few hours a day for medication reminders and to encourage him to go on daily walks.
Then Dan fell, broke his hip and had to go through two surgeries and a long recovery. At this point, he needed care 24/7.
He really didn’t want help. But his children insisted a caregiver be present at all times. Dan wasn’t happy about it and showed his irritation at times to the caregivers.
However, after a while he realized how much help they could be to him.
Dan loves the computer and printing out articles for other seniors to read and he enjoys heading up committees in his independent living facility. His caregivers assist him administratively, and accompany him to his activities. They also grocery shop, prepare meals, and help with light housekeeping.
But, most importantly, they help keep him safe and provide wonderful companionship.
Although, he wanted to remain independent without caregivers, at 91 years of age he really loves his caregivers and the consistency in care that Elite Family Care has provided.