Growing older can be scary, but navigating the path alone can cause even more trepidation. After his wife passed away, 82-year-old Frank, of Delaware, found himself with no family around to help support his needs. Missy, his friend and neighbor, recognized he was struggling and stepped in as his full time caregiver. Missy soon realized that being a caregiver is a huge undertaking that she could not face on her own. She turned to Easterseals In-Home Services.
Easterseals In-Home Services provides assistance to the elderly, persons with dementia or Alzheimer's disease and persons with disabilities who need support to remain in their homes. Services include meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, bathing needs, transportation to appointments, companionship and more.
"The process was smooth, easy and complete. They matched him with the perfect companions," Missy says. "Easterseals staff has truly changed his life. I know they are 'just doing their job', but for my friend, Frank, they have given him back his independence and dignity, and given me peace of mind that he is cared for by compassionate, encouraging and supportive people."
"Missy must love me very much to set me up with the wonderful staff from Easterseals who help me live independently in my own home," Frank says. "Without Easterseals, I fear I would be forced to move out of my house and into the kind of place I refused to place my late wife, Evelyn. I do not want to be a burden, but really want to live out my days in my own home."
Frank received in-home services through Easterseals Delaware, but similar resources are offered nationwide. We also offer a range of other services, including children's therapies, assistive technology, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities and respite services for caregivers.