Peace of Mind and More at Home
Sally Johnson – Help at Home with Wesbury
What is it like to have support services from Help at Home with Wesbury? Ask Sally Johnson. Sally is a longtime client of Help at Home with Wesbury’s convenient, in-home healthcare services. Since the passing of her husband, George, Sally has been a subscriber of Wesbury LifeAid’s personalized emergency response system as well as having support from companion services; and she loves it. Currently, Sally enjoys eight hours with a companion each day, broken into two, four hour shifts in the morning and evening, leaving the afternoon for personal, private time. While a companion’s duties can include assisting with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming or dressing, Sally has companions for other purposes. For Sally and her family, it is the peace of mind of having somebody with her that gives her the opportunity to continue to live comfortably in her own home.[pullquote align=”left”]“It’s nice to have someone with you when you like to get out, yet live alone.”[/pullquote]
Sally’s daughter Jodi has been an advocate of the Help at Home services since they began using them. Jodi enjoys that she can meet with Help at Home staff periodically to communicate about any concerns or adjustments that need to be addressed with her mother’s programs. “The companions notice what is happening in the house; they have been able to customize the changing needs Mom has had over time,” acknowledges Jodi. “They keep notebooks about what is happening shift to shift which gives me insight to how mom has been doing.” This was invaluable when Jodi recently had foot surgery and has not been able to be there for her mom like she has in the past.
Sally agrees, “I like these services, the girls are great. In the morning they help me get breakfast going and help with dinner in the evening. I like to go out to eat sometimes, and we do that, or we can go on a trip to see Lake Erie or pick up groceries.”
From assisting with medication management to monitoring eating, doing the dishes, or taking out the trash, there is relief in knowing a loved one is in the company of trusted support staff. Each family’s needs are different, but Help at Home with Wesbury Companion Services rise to meet the challenges of each client to provide personalized support, encouragement, activities and socialization.
Help at Home with Wesbury companion services are available throughout Crawford County, southern Erie County, northern Venango and Mercer Counties. To schedule personal Help at Home with Wesbury services for you or a loved one, Please call Help at Home at 814-332-9186.