A Home Health Service Becomes an Extended Family

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in home care provided in Maryland by caregiversOver the years, nothing has meant more to Trudy than her family. She enjoyed taking care of her husband of 43 years, their two children and their home. She has also taken pride in becoming a grandmother of two. Therefore, when she found herself needing assistance, it was important to Trudy and her loved ones to have a caregiver that felt like family.

A widow for 22 years, Trudy had been living with her daughter when she took a fall in January of 2006. After entering the hospital and going in and out of Shock Trauma, Trudy was eventually able to return home, but it was clear she would need some extra assistance.

The rehab facility had given her daughter the name of two local home health care providers, from which she chose the company Visiting Angels. “She called them on Monday, and they were at our home on Wednesday with a caregiver,” said Trudy.

She has been receiving assistance from the agency, which serves Columbia, Westminster and the surrounding areas, since March 2006. As the years have passed, she has continued to recommend them to others considering home health care.

“We have a regular caregiver who is truly an angel,” said Trudy. “They have provided the best of in-home care possible.”

Elizabeth, Trudy’s caregiver since September 2009, has not only provided her with enjoyable companionship, but assists Trudy in activities of daily living. That care can include meal preparation, light housework, hygiene assistance and more. What Trudy and her family have especially appreciated is the flexibility they have found with Visiting Angels.

“They have been available on short notice,” she said. “They are always willing to accommodate our schedule when last minute changes occur.”

With this assistance, Trudy and her loved ones all have peace of mind knowing she receives the support and care she needs. Most importantly, she has found an agency and a caregiver that feel like family.

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