Articles on "Home Health Aide"

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support
August 21, 2014 1:55 pm

The Right Fit–Advanced Nursing & Home Support

Tom’s days are busy. And they certainly aren’t easy. But, thanks to the help of a team of expert caregivers, his days are filled with small rewards and major accomplishments. Tom Guenthner is a C3-4 quadriplegic. Nearly ten years ago, he suffered a traumatic fall that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Because of the severity of his injury, Tom needs round-the-clock care that is provided in his home by Advanced Nursing & Home Support. Advanced Nursing & Home [...]

Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.
April 30, 2014 3:30 pm

Real-Life Story–Options for Senior America Corp.

“Ben is wonderful. He is so good at reading my husband’s personality and gauging his needs,” said Elizabeth* of Katshina “Ben” Nosonga, her husband’s in-home caregiver provided by Options for Senior America Corp. “He knows when to encourage my husband and when to give him his space.” Formerly a business law attorney, Elizabeth’s husband, Robert*, was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. As a result of the disease, he lost his hearing. Following treatment, he spent five months in a rehabilitation [...]

Real-Life Story–Access Nursing Services
October 14, 2013 8:02 pm

Real-Life Story–Access Nursing Services

“I don’t really think of them as employees; I think of them as family,” said Linda Eisenbrandt of the team of caregivers from Access Nursing Services that cares for her son, Brian. Brian has Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, a rare disease that strikes boys around the age of 13. Brian’s muscles slowly started to disintegrate as a result of the disease. Now 30, he is paraplegic and needs a variety of respiratory and physical therapies to help him remain as active [...]

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
August 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building relationships still requires perseverance. Connecting takes time. Seabury Resources for Aging has been taking the time to connect with older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 90 years. The private, nonprofit organization focuses on providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older [...]

Right-at-Home–Real Life Story
June 24, 2013 3:04 pm

Right-at-Home–Real Life Story

Mary Afrookteh loves her home in Catonsville, Md., and that’s where she wants to stay. However, a year ago, a fall that resulted in a broken hip made living at home more difficult. That’s when her family decided to hire Right-at-Home, an In-Home Care & Assistance company, to help Mary maintain her independence, but with some extra help. Mary was born in Lossiemouth, Scotland (home of the Loch Ness Monster). While her Mom was visiting her grandmother, Mary was born. Six [...]

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story
June 24, 2013 2:51 pm

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story

Mrs. Ardis Watkins is a 96-year-old widow who enjoys a comfortable and peaceful retirement in the Evergreen neighborhood of West Baltimore. She was born in Chester, South Carolina on January 4,1917, to Thomas and Dora Buckson. Her mother was a teacher, while her father commuted to Baltimore to work at Sparrows Point. As a young woman, Miss Ardis Buckson moved to Baltimore City to start her adult life. Here, she met and married Mr. Norbon Watkins, and from this union [...]

Personal Touch Home Care-Real Life Story
May 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Personal Touch Home Care-Real Life Story

“I was kind of scared,” admitted Michael Bachman when recalling his mother’s sudden move into his home. The Director of Information Technology Client Services at Towson University and an adjunct professor, Michael was preparing for a new school year when his mother, Mildred Bachman, fell and broke her wrist at her home in Allentown, Pa. Mildred’s fall was the first of several health problems that resulted in her moving into Michael’s home. “It’s nearly impossible to envision the amount of [...]

A Legacy Built with Care–Elizabeth Cooney Care Network
October 24, 2012 5:05 pm

A Legacy Built with Care–Elizabeth Cooney Care Network

Betty Jane Tate met her future husband in an unlikely place: a kindergarten class¬room. Young Betty Jane and Creston Tate became fast friends, but neither the young playmates nor their peers could have ever guessed what the future would hold. Today, sitting in the home the couple has shared for more than 50 years, Betty Jane laughed as she recalled their uncommon love story. “We’ve really been together since kindergarten,” she said. As they grew older, the pair’s friendship deepened. [...]

Celebrating 60 Years with the Help of a Home Health Agency
March 21, 2012 9:23 pm

Celebrating 60 Years with the Help of a Home Health Agency

Theirs is a love story that most dream of having. Don and Polly Petersen met at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she was an art student and he was pursuing a degree in Engineering. “He stood out in the crowd,” said Polly. “I was instantly attracted to his charm and good looks when we sat at the same table of mutual friends while having coffee.” Married after their graduation in 1951, the Petersens had three children. While the couple [...]

A Valuable Connection with a Home Care Company
February 23, 2012 8:27 pm

A Valuable Connection with a Home Care Company

For the ‘sandwich generation’, finding the appropriate care for a parent can be a stressful time, but it is particularly difficult if an adult child is without the support of siblings or other family. This was the case for Allan Richmond when his mother passed away in November of 2006.“She was the independent one and really the caretaker of my dad giving him his medications and things like that,” he said.  “Although my dad could walk around fairly well, at [...]