are you the family’s sandwich?
i put my life on hold for my aging parents
grandparents: the family glue of covid -19
A message from our CEO
appy New Year. It’s an understatement to say that 2020 was a historical and challenging year, especially for our aging population and people with underlying health risks. The demand for home care is at an all-time high and our agencies across the country implemented safety and training procedures to ensure the well being of their clients and caregivers. However, this past year was not all negative; it also taught us some valuable life lessons that I’d like to share with all of you. All of the extra time spent at home provided a unique opportunity to reconnect with our families and create stronger relationships. So many of our SYNERGY HomeCare owners and people in my social circles took up new hobbies, learned new skills and spent more time in the great outdoors. Most importantly, we got the time to slow down from all the hustle and bustle and reflect on what brings us joy.
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CARE FOR EVERYONE, EXPLAINED
Unbelievable ways home care helps.
FIVE RULES FOR CAREGIVERS TO SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC
Surviving as a caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, I expect we are all glad that 2021 is a New Year and a clean slate, hoping for a brighter future. Thanks to modern medicine, our society now has access to a vaccine that will protect our front-line workers and those with the greatest risks first. Our SYNERGY HomeCare owners and their caregivers are getting the vaccines as they become available.
stuck in the sandwich generation
Take a look in the mirror. This may be you.
We take great pride that you have chosen SYNERGY HomeCare as your care partner. It is our privilege and honor to provide family caregivers peace of mind and respite relief. Our caregivers find joy and gratification, knowing they improve the quality of life with the people they serve.
These amazing warriors are putting their lives on hold for aging parents.
We are making a difference as we care for everyone.
Best Regards, Charlie Young Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
meet the heroes of covid-19:
should you move your aging parents in with you during the pandemic
These pros and cons will help you make the right decision.
Care for Everyone Explained What is home care? Who can benefit from it? How do you initiate home care services?
Every person we provide care for has a unique situation. Every home is different; every schedule is different; every person needs a different type of care. Some of our clients use our services for as little as a few hours per month, and others have 24-hour care. We can do anything in between. We care for everyone, with every need.
o matter who you are or when you were born, it’s a good idea to understand home care and how it can benefit you or your family. Let’s say you’re 45 and broke your leg mountain biking over the weekend. Home care is a smart option for you to recuperate faster in your home. A caregiver can prepare meals, do light housekeeping, help you get to the bathroom and even pick up your medication from the pharmacy. While you may need this care for a few weeks, it will give you the advantage of healing faster, without complications that could land you back in the hospital.
Children with autism Children on the autism spectrum are different in many respects from children who are not. Autistic children see their world through a different lens. And that’s the good news to embrace if you have a child with autism, even when their different lenses can cause disruption or uneasiness.
Consider another common situation where home care can help. You may be the primary caregiver for your aging parent and need someone to be with them on occasion while you run errands or take care of your own needs. Home care services are versatile, flexible and customized for your comfort, peace of mind and well-being.
Autistic children try to let you into their world so that you can witness its beauty and understand them. They see things you can’t and appreciate things you may take for granted. These different yet beautiful children have so much to offer. The onus is on the parents 4
“ There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” - former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter
Child care during the pandemic
to raise their children on the spectrum with a life of compassion and routine, often with caregivers’ help.
COVID-19 has forced parents of school-age children to scramble to secure safe child care as they go back to work or continue to work from home. We’ve heard many parents say, “If I let my child go to daycare and they get the virus, I’ll never forgive myself.”
There are dozens of support resources for caregivers of autistic children available. Many find local support groups and agencies that are helpful. Visit synergyhomecare.com/tips for links to three top resources to help support caregivers.
Agonizing choices between health risks and paychecks are plaguing parents throughout the country. Some school districts are providing online learning, while others are in the classroom practicing social distancing. The challenge parents face is the “what ifs” of risking their children’s exposure to the virus by sending them to school versus possibly even more challenges by working from home while managing their children’s online learning.
Living with disabilities Disability home care is a service that provides in-home support for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities. In-home care providers can assist by preparing meals, providing transportation to and from doctor appointments, bathing and showering, offering social interaction and much more. While places like assisted living facilities focus on set schedules, group activities and meals for all residents, in-home care develops around the individual’s needs.
Is it roulette or do parents have enough information to make a decision that is comforting to them? Agonizing choices between health risks and paychecks are plaguing parents throughout the country.
Home care also allows patients to recover in their comfortable environments. They aren’t constantly interrupted by noise outside the hospital rooms and the nurses’ interruptions checking in on them. Comfort alone can help people relax and recover a little faster.
With few signs of the coronavirus decreasing its wrath or a clear message on how quickly the vaccine will help lessen infection, parents are in the most significant predicament of their lives. In-home child care certainly is a safer option for both children and parents. Many of licensed child care providers have already closed, and of those that have remained open have reduced spaces or hours. Many parents trust home care agencies to care for their children and help manage their households while they work.
Senior isolation and loneliness Unless you have a reason to notice, you may not recognize the startling reality of the aging adult population who are plagued by loneliness and isolation, especially with the social restrictions required while the pandemic runs its course. Maybe you have an aging parent or loved one who feels the lack of social interaction because of the tightened social distancing.
Post-hospital care Many of the risks that arise during post-hospital recovery can be reduced or eliminated by hiring a professional in-home caregiver trained and experienced in providing non-medical post-hospital care.
We know that seniors thrive on social connections. The prolonged disconnection from friends and family has been difficult to endure, especially during the holidays or special family events celebrated together before COVID.
With the uncertainty of living with COVID-19, the considerations for transitioning from hospital or rehab to home have changed tremendously, particularly for seniors. Similarly, with safety in mind, many seniors voluntarily transition from assisted or skilled nursing facilities to home under the care of a single caregiver to help minimize exposure to the virus.
The coronavirus has left many seniors unusually
In-home caregivers can help with daily living tasks that could otherwise cause further injury to a recently discharged patient. Many people do not adequately follow the hospital’s discharge orders after returning home due to a lack of care and support. Feeding pets, preparing a meal, buying groceries — all of these simple activities can potentially cause an injury and require hospital readmission. The daily routines that caregivers manage provide peace of mind and allow the patient to recover without worry.
isolated, separated from friends and family they once depended upon for socialization, rides to the grocery store or trips to the
Once home from a hospital stay, the patient may find it challenging to remember when to take medications, how to take them, the proper dosages, or even when to get prescriptions refilled. They can also pick-up prescriptions from the pharmacy.
doctor. These are the seniors who are at the highest risk for loneliness, depression
Continuous care and monitoring by experienced in-home caregivers help identify problems faster and alert the patient and medical professionals of concerns that could cause readmission if not addressed early enough during the recovery process.
and susceptibility to disease and illness. 6
Care for children with special needs
Loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and the problem is particularly acute among seniors, according to the U.S. Health and Services Administration. Professional caregivers understand the relationship between socialization and good health. They focus on activities that deliver interaction with the people your parents care about—video coffee chats with friends, FaceTime with the grandchildren, coordinating window visits and sending little gifts that have special significance to the family.
Parenting is not the easiest task in the world, but it may be the most rewarding. As parents, we spend most of our time trying to take care of our children. Feeding and bathing them, dropping off and picking them up from school, helping with homework— these are just a handful of tasks that parents do daily. The list of tasks can seem endless—done for today and waiting to do it all again tomorrow. When you are parenting a child with special needs, the daily list of tasks changes and often increases; there are more doctor visits, therapy appointments and health issues that bring worry and stress. Taking care of a child with special needs can quickly take its toll on parents who do not have time for themselves. Many parents do not realize that they can ask for help and support from outside services, but they can!
Social connections and interactions increase both psychological and emotional well-being and play a significant role in physical health. Caregivers, caregiving facilities, and even communities are starting to acknowledge how much social involvement and companionship contribute to seniors’ well-being and are taking active measures to reduce the risks of isolation and loneliness.
In-home care for children with special needs allows parents to better focus on other children and family members and provides extra time and help to complete tasks that need to get done. 7
Respite care for family caregivers Caregiver burnout often happens when caregivers spend so much time caring for a loved one that they miss out on needed rest and leisure to recuperate and gain strength. Caring for a family member can be stressful, time-consuming, exhausting, and can strain emotional and physical health. With the proper precautions and steps, caregivers can ultimately avoid caregiver burnout and remain in optimal health to provide the best support and care.
COVID-19 did not create a need for in-home care, but it has created the need for family caregivers to find alternative solutions to outside support and facility living. From the comfort of your home, home care provides the help and support that will allow you to integrate with today’s world with flexibility and ease. In-home care is an empowering solution. If you are considering home care for your situation, call SYNERGY HomeCare for more information.
caregiver prepares meals, helps the parent with hygiene and dressing, ensures their medicine is taken on time and tidies up their home. Or it can be up to 24-hours a day, which allows the adult child to help their parent remain independent at home, and each is happiest with this decision. In-home care helps you or your loved one in their own home by providing services that help aging seniors who need help to live independently. It’s the key to living the highest quality of life possible. It allows for safety, security and independence. You might be thinking it would be a good idea to have some help for a few hours, every other day. Or your needs and expectations could require more hours and days. We provide more home care to aging parents initiated by their children than any other type of care.
When it’s time to consider in-home care for a loved one Not everyone who uses in-home care is older. People of all ages may need home care services after a traumatic injury, a surgery or following an illness. Home care can be particularly important for those who live far from their families and are without support. The vast majority of individuals who benefit most from home care are seniors. In-home care can profoundly impact their lives, allowing them to remain in the homes they love comfortably. It can promote safety, security and heightened independence. Additionally, in-home care’s safety measures can help avoid unnecessary hospitalization.
Aging parents One of the hardest moments for an adult son or daughter is realizing an aging parent needs help with daily living. The signs are apparent: a once meticulous home becomes untidy, they wear the same clothes almost every day, new dents in their car, the refrigerator has little food inside, personal hygiene goes by the wayside. And sadly, the list goes on.
If you have a loved one who needs help at home, you and your family don’t have to do it alone.
Most adult children begin with in-home care, where a caregiver visits the parent on a regular schedule. It could be a half-day where the 9
FIVE for caregivers to
RULES survive the pandemic
s we climb into 2021, the COVID crisis continues to present challenges for everyone. Caregivers, who are already overwhelmed and struggle with feelings of isolation, continue to push through. Still the National Alliance for Caregiving says that today, caregivers are at an even greater risk for heath, emotional, financial and work-related problems because of COVID-related restrictions. The stressors continue to pile up, and more unpaid caregivers are in desperate need of respite care and support. One thing that hasn’t changed during the COVID pandemic is how vital self-care is for caregivers.
Five Rules Caregivers Need to Survive the Pandemic 1. Rely on convenience
One of the biggest stressors for family caregivers is the health of their loved ones. With COVID-19 continuing into 2021, remove the stress of taking loved ones out in public by requesting telehealth appointments, getting prescriptions delivered to your home, and arranging for grocery deliveries.
Sleep is so important. The amount of sleep caregivers get will significantly impact how they feel and how they can support those around them. Without proper sleep, caregivers will likely see a decrease in memory and the ability to handle and cope with stressors.
2. Set boundaries
5. Take advantage of caregiver resources
Some people are not adhering to CDC guidelines regarding the pandemic, so it is essential to set boundaries where caregivers can control them. This might include setting boundaries with family members, reminding neighbors not to “drop by” or attending religious services online.
Online support groups, financial assistance, medical care and much more are available to help ease the stress and pressure associated with providing full-time care and support to a loved one. When you are the primary caregiver for a family member, you probably feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Ease the burden felt by so many caregivers across the country by relying on in-home support services.
3. Find support Options for support may feel like they have dwindled this year. However, there are still safe ways for family caregivers to receive support. Respite care is provided by trained individuals who are taking every precaution to prevent exposure and contamination. In-home aides are a safer option of support for family caregivers. They can provide respite care in an emergency, companionship for loved ones, prepare meals safely and assist loved ones with daily living tasks.
For more information Visit synergyhomecare.com/caregiver-tips for direct links to helpful resources from the following organizations: Caring Across Generations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, Medicaid.gov
Stuck in the Sandwich Generation “ If you’re a mom or a family member stuck in the sandwich generation, it’s vital to realize the importance of not letting stress overwhelm your family.”
t’s no secret - today’s family caregivers are feeling the squeeze while caring for their immediate family and aging parents.
An American Psychological Association survey of 40 moms between ages 35 and 54 who care for their family and aging parents found these women report extreme stress levels. These family caregivers are stuck in the “sandwich generation,” caring for themselves, their kids and their parents, all at once. Stress of this level can take its toll on relationships with everyone living under the same roof. “It’s not surprising that so many people in that age group are experiencing stress,” says psychologist Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., executive director for professional practice
at the American Psychological Association. “The worry of your parents’ health and your children’s well-being, as well as the financial concern of putting kids through college and saving for your retirement is a lot to handle.”
Communicate with your family The first step is managing everyone’s expectations. Tell your children that you might not be able to attend every after-school game or explain to your parents that your kids’ needs come first. Assign new chores to family members, so they can help you with the day-today management of the household.
If you’re a mom or a family member stuck in the sandwich generation, it’s vital to realize the importance of not letting stress destroy your family; it’s time to learn how to positively manage stress. Often, the way the mother in a family manages stress is used as a model by the rest of the family. Modeling healthy stress management is the answer for you and your family to survive the squeeze of the sandwich generation.
When you have your entire family on the same page, you’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel and your family will, too. Others may surprise you by how willing they are to help. The most important communication you can have is to hold a weekly family meeting where everyone has the opportunity to voice concerns, suggestions and emotions. By talking openly about the situation rather than hiding from it, your family is more likely to better adapt and help more.
Strategies to help manage your stress Put yourself first Remember the last time you flew in a plane and the flight attendant demonstrated the oxygen mask? They said, “Put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others.” The same goes for you as you juggle caring for two generations. After all, if you don’t take care of yourself, who will?
Ask for help from family or others If you have siblings or other family nearby, reach out to them for support. Ask them to cover for you every week, or whenever is the most significant help to you. You’d be surprised at how many friends are willing to lend a hand occasionally, too.
The best rule to live by while in the sandwich: Take time for yourself. Even if it’s just a walk, a swim or a bike ride, do something for yourself that you enjoy. Eat well and drink plenty of water.
Respite care to the rescue One of the greatest gifts you can give to someone stuck in the middle of the sandwich generation is to hire an in-home caregiver to help out when needed. A day off helps minimize stress. In-home caregivers can help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry and errands. Having help at home is a proven stress reliever that will make a big difference to your well-being.
You are just one person; it’s OK to feel guilty You can’t handle all the changes and challenges that come with caring for two generations by yourself. Accept that you can’t always manage everything and allow yourself time to feel guilty if necessary; most women in this situation do feel guilty about not being able to do everything for everyone. (Remember, this is normal, and so are you!)
Take care of yourself while caring for your family. They need you.
Life Interrupted Millennials
Who are millennials?
illennials are defined as people ages 23 to 38. Most are either beginning their careers or on the climb in terms of job responsibility and salary. They’re starting to think about buying a home, marriage and possibly children on the horizon. They’re traveling for pleasure and enjoying friends. Their lives are exciting, fueled by all the possibilities their education has afforded them. Life is more exciting than ever. Surprisingly, millennials outnumber baby boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2019, there were 72.1 million millennials and 71.6 million baby boomers (those ages 55 to 73). Generation X (ages 39 to 54) totals 65.2 million today and is on track to pass boomers in population by 2028. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, of the 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. today, roughly 25% are millennials. These younger family caregivers spend an average of 21 hours a week helping parents or grandparents perform activities of daily living such as bathing and feeding, according to AARP.
millennial caregiving and employment, employers have an important role in changing family caregiving views related to work expectations.
Why are millennials caregiving at such a young age? Boomers had their kids at a later stage in life than their parents, and they had fewer children. With a high divorce rate among boomers, a significant number of them don’t have a spouse to care for them and deflect to their children. The need for their younger children to become family caregivers has caused quite a role reversal in the family, much earlier than expected. Most adult children plan for their parents needing help at home in their seventies. When tragedy strikes, such as a stroke or a cancer diagnosis, millennials find themselves caring for their parents in need earlier than expected.
Workplace woes When millennials begin caring for a family member, they may need adjustments in their schedules to accommodate their loved one’s care needs. As millennials are embarking on their careers, they don’t have the clout that tenured employees have in terms of schedule flexibility. More than half (54%) of employed millennial family caregivers have experienced at least one negative impact on their job due to caregiving. Not only are millennials a quarter of today’s family caregiver force, but their needs are less understood by employers than the accepted challenges associated with child care. This impacts how employed family caregivers balance the pressures of work and caregiving. Additionally, employed millennial caregivers who work full time are more likely than older caregivers to get warnings about performance and attendance, be turned down for promotions and get fired, according to AARP. In the coming years, millennials will become an even more dominant share of the labor force. Hopefully, the greater number of employed millennial family caregivers will bring more flexible and supportive workplace leave policies. Given the intersection of
Millennial lives interrupted Many millennial caregivers say their family responsibilities limit their choices regarding employment, getting married and having children. Their dreams suddenly are tethered and are put on hold. Caregivers who cut back on work at such an early stage of their careers run the risk of lower lifetime wealth, retirement savings and Social Security benefits. This can be devastating as they put their career goals and life dreams in a holding pattern AND earn less due to caregiving responsibilities. The stress of caregiving can take a toll on millennials. Many struggle with feelings of isolation, guilt and resentment. Depression and burnout are real, too. Others find joy in spending time with a family member who needs them but can also feel spread thin and that their social life is on the back burner— especially dating. CaringAdvisor found one in two millennials caring for aging parents say they want to do it. However, guilt was the biggest motivator, with about two-thirds admitting they’d feel guilty if they didn’t care for their parents themselves.
Advice for millennial caregivers For those who hold resentment or struggle in some way about caregiving, experts suggest trying to look at the situation through a new lens. Think about what it would be like if you needed care—who would do it for you? Consider what you are willing to give and what lengths you’d go. Create a care plan to support those findings. Sometimes all you need to do is put it on paper, discuss with family and put it into action. This is the time that other family members offer help with caregiving. It’s also the time that the family considers in-home care to help provide respite and to prevent having to take time off work. This way, millennials are able to care for their loved ones and grow within their careers.
Meet the heroes of COVID-19: Grandparents
amilies with parents working from home and children learning virtually are getting creative about making it through the pandemic. Enter COVID-19’s superheroes, grandparents. When parents find themselves at the intersection of virtual learning and a work-from-home job, it’s hard, and at some point, something has to give. Some parents are lucky to have their own parents living nearby to help. Other parents aren’t so fortunate and have to be extra creative to include the grandparents. Even before the pandemic, child care was complicated. Scenarios such as who picks up the kids on Tuesdays and who stays home when Sally is too sick to go to school were once the struggle. Not today; today’s parents have traded carpool hassles for homeschooling headaches. Parents struggle to focus on work at home while keeping an eye on and even helping their children. Ensuring the kids are online on time for the start of their school day, making lunches and ensuring the kids participate in their classes is the new norm. It’s not easy.
What happens when a parent has to run an errand or attend a socially distanced, in-person meeting at the office? Who will supervise the kids? Or what happens when a parent has a tight deadline for a project and can’t afford the time to spend one minute away from the task? Who can care for the kids? The desired answer is “grandparents.” But when grandparents can’t do it, inhome caregivers are excellent alternatives. Some parents are already using the support of in-home caregivers along with grandparents to ensure the grandparents aren’t overburdened, which can be hard on their health. Some families have demonstrated practical creativity by having grandparents move into their homes to help with the children and the household. Thanks to grandparents, parents working from home are delighted to have fewer interruptions, including not worrying about what they’ll make the kids for lunch or who is ringing the doorbell. Grandparent help is invaluable at lightening the load that work from home parents have been carrying for almost a year. Their help is truly a gift for the parents and the children. And for the grandparents? More time with the
“ Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.“
- Alex Haley
Even from 600 miles away, a grandparent can spend an hour a day as a study buddy or sometimes just hang out online with grandchildren. With a little help from the parents, creating an hour-long daily study buddy curriculum can ensure fun and enriching sessions. There are online board games they can play, too. Some are setting up their cameras in the kitchen and baking together. Some put their grandchildren to bed by reading them a story online. The possibilities are unfettered, especially with the imaginations of children! The bonus for the grandparents? Spending an hour a day with their favorite kid.
grandchildren, learning along with the grandchildren and being more active than they’ve been lately. Ronan Factora, M.D., a geriatrician at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, says that older adults who moved in with family due to the pandemic might experience health benefits as a consequence. “You get a lot more socialization, and that social change reduces loneliness, which can lead to depression,” he says. That’s good news! Dr. Factora adds that caring for children and sharing household responsibilities can improve well-being. “That sense of purpose — that is really a necessary part of living.”
Grandparents stepping in is a win-win situation. It’s good for their hearts and souls, and parents get the help they desperately need. Best of all, children get to spend quality time with their grandparents. Don’t forget to hug your superhero!
Of course, it’s not possible for all grandparents to move in with their extended family. But that doesn’t mean they can’t help. Another popular trend is grandparents helping remotely. Some grandparents, for example, have become study buddies for their grandchildren.
Should you move your aging parent into your home? Weighing the pros and cons during the pandemic
he COVID-19 pandemic has many people on edge, particularly those concerned with the well-being of loved ones at high risk of contracting the virus. The CDC states, “The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that a person diagnosed with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or may even die.” For adult children of aging parents, the fear is real. Many adult children have parents in assisted living facilities where exposure to the virus is even more significant. Many are considering whether to move them out of a living facility and into their own home—but that doesn’t mean that adult children have the means to care for an elderly parent 24 hours a day. There are pros and cons in establishing a new living arrangement between adult children and their elderly parents. Let’s explore those.
Ease worry and fear Moving aging parents out of a facility can ease the worry and fear that adult children are experiencing because of the pandemic.
Underestimate time and energy Adult children may not realize the time and energy it takes to care for their parents.
Decrease virus exposure Removing aged parents from a facility can significantly decrease exposure to the virus.
More companionship Aging parents will have more companionship in their children’s homes.
Moving and facility costs There may be costs to move parents from a facility to the adult child’s home and possible ongoing costs with the facility depending on the situation.
Getting home ready Adult children may have to get the home “senior-ready,” which might include taking space away from the adult child to provide room for the parent.
Costs could decrease Costs for caring for aging parents can decrease depending on the situation.
More quality time Parents get to spend more quality time with their children and other family members.
Parent may feel like an imposition Aging parents may feel like an imposition on their adult children.
See parents first-hand Adult children will see first-hand how their parents are doing physically, mentally and emotionally on a day-to-day basis.
Responsible for parent’s appointments Adult children will be responsible for their parent’s doctor visits, prescription monitoring, diet, etc.
Extra support is available to caregivers in-home Places like SYNERGY HomeCare have direct support staff who can provide in-home respite care, companionship for your parents, light housekeeping, errand running and more.
Increased stress Caring for a family member can put additional stress on family units and cause arguments between spouses and children. Close-quarter living arrangements can cause resentment with children and could be detrimental to the parent-child.
Setting a standard Providing care to family members sets an example for young children and other family members, and sets a standard of how family members take care of one another.
Caring for an aging parent is not an easy job. The pros and cons should be carefully considered before making such an important decision. Though rewarding, the responsibilities are constant and the stress involved is genuine. But there are options available to caregivers that can alleviate that tension and burden. In-home support staff can take a chunk of the responsibility off adult children’s shoulders and create a more fun and enjoyable living situation for everyone in the home.
Personal satisfaction Adult children often feel great personal satisfaction knowing that they are giving back the love and support that their parents showed them. Personal satisfaction is a massive reward for many caregivers— especially after loved ones have passed.
Care for Everyone You and your loved ones deserve compassionate care Every person we provide care for has a unique situation. Every home is different; every schedule is different; every person needs a different type of care. Some of our clients use our services for as little as a few hours per month, and others have 24-hour care. We can do anything in between. We care for everyone, with every need. We’re here when you need us.