Juanita has been a Las Vegas resident her entire life. She worked here, she was married here, and she raised her family here. Once her children moved away, it was time to retire – Juanita looked forward to an active retirement with her husband Robert, who retired the previous year.
Tragically, Robert passed away just two short years after Juanita retired from her career as a nurse. Their dreams of travel and spoiling grandchildren were forever changed; she found herself alone in her home that had once been so full of life. Despite their distance, her children could detect her loneliness, and occasional visits revealed that she was struggling to take care of the home while tending to her own needs.
Along with her children, Juanita contacted Independent Life Home Care to enquire about companionship and homemaking assistance. After learning all that a caregiver could offer, she decided to give in-home care a shot. The team at Independent Life Home Care put together a care plan in which her caregiver, Sherry, would visit three times a week to assist Juanita with household chores, while also offering her company. Services provided include:
• Conversation and socialization
• Light housekeeping
• Meal planning and preparation
• Transportation to events and appointments
Shortly after her visits with Sherry started, Juanita’s children could detect a difference in their mother; she sounded more upbeat during their phone conversations, often telling them of her talks with Sherry. In addition to providing valuable companionship, Sherry encouraged Juanita to participate in the activities she loved; all was not lost in the absence of Robert. Sherry began taking Juanita to events at the seniors’ center and luncheons with her former coworkers.
Today, Juanita enjoys frequent trips to visit her children and grandchildren. When she’s home, she enjoys the company and assistance that Sherry still provides. Juanita’s family credits their mother’s caregiving experience as the boost she needed to tackle her passions despite the loss of her husband.