In-home caregiver for Alzheimer’s patient shares client story

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An In-home caregiver for Alzheimer’s patients has tremendous benefits. Light housekeeping and transportation to doctor’s appointments are just some of the incredible ways in-home help can be liberating. In addition, the companionship alone of an in-home caregiver can help prolong an Alzheimer’s patient’s health and well being for longer.

Take the case of Gloria Newell, home care patient at Mind and Mobility Home Care and Therapy Centers, and Judy Boochoon, Newell’s caregiver for the past year. Gloria was an educator in New York who, like many retirees, decided to spend her later years in sunny South Florida.

 

Gloria, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, moved miles away to Fort Lauderdale, FL, which meant most of her days would be spent away from her three children. To ensure their mother could safely age at home, one of her daughters reached out to Mind and Mobility to hire an in-home caregiver.

During the one-on-one consultation with Pamela Godfrey, Case Manager at Mind and Mobility, a top-tier, Gloria’s three children requested a caregiver with experience working with Alzheimer’s patients. That is when Pamela reached out to Judy Boochoon, Caregiver at Mind and Mobility for over seven years.

Judy was initially hesitant to meet Gloria since she was recovering from a recent loss from one of her long-time patients. But the nurturing side in Judy couldn’t resist the opportunity to love. She instantly developed a bond with Gloria when meeting her at a rehabilitation center almost a year ago.

Pamela, headquartered at the home health agency in Fort Lauderdale, acknowledges that the home care pairing of Gloria and Judy “is a match made in heaven.” Pamela says the most rewarding part of her job is when caregivers become part of the member’s family – that is what she strives for during the matchmaking process. And in the case of Gloria and Judy, this holds true.

Gloria enjoys going for walks outside and reading the newspaper, both activities that help improve the mood and memory of Alzheimer’s patients. Pamela says hiring a caregiver is vital for Alzheimer’s patients because the companionship keeps their minds engaged and helps prevent cognitive decline.

At Mind and Mobility, the caregiver frequently communicates with the family and the case manager to give updates on the member’s well being. In this way, Judy has become Gloria’s voice by expressing any concerns she may have in a timely manner.

All of these components are what makes hiring a caregiver for Alzheimer’s patients so important. The member’s health not only improves, but their treatment benefits are prolonged at home in the presence of an in-home caregiver.

Judy and Gloria are just one of many home care success stories at Mind and Mobility. Hiring a caregiver in South Florida is simple. Home care services in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach make it easy for your loved on to get the care they need. Request your free in-home consultation today by calling 1 (800) 650-5289 or by visiting our contact page here.

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