Non-Senior Care

Before Mandy was born, Joe and Lois knew they had a special child with special needs. Mandy was diagnosed with Down Syndrome while Lois was still pregnant. But Mandy’s condition has never affected her determined spirit and keen sense of independence. As she entered her twenties, it was this independence that allowed Joe and Lois to help their daughter to move into her own apartment a few blocks away. Mandy’s parents knew that she needed a little more supervision and assistance than a typical young adult. They also knew that Mandy would become defiant if she felt her parents were checking on her too often. That’s why Joe and Lois introduced Mandy to Erica.

Erica is a Right at Home caregiver that stops by Mandy’s apartment to make sure that she doesn’t need anything and that things are going well. Mandy loves Erica’s visits. The two of them visit for a couple of hours every few days while Erica helps Mandy with things around the house or takes her shopping. The whole experience has strengthened the relationship between Mandy and her parents, as well.

Right at Home provides numerous companionship and homemaking services to Mandy, including:

  • Safety supervision
  • Companionship
  • Helping with hobbies and crafts
  • Reading aloud from books, newspapers and magazines
  • Transportation
  • Bringing in newspaper/mail
  • Playing cards/games
  • Grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping

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"Can be provided according to the personality of such a person in the house of the client, the appropriate care is that the thing itself is an honor every day.
It was awarded the RightCare Award, was that a great honor. This, is that it was not impossible without the presence of the client. I always think of the client first. Rather than working in the hope that awarded prizes and awards, I love this job. This award is special about the same as receiving a smile from the client, what the smile is the evaluation to me of anything else from them."

Patricia, 2008 RightCare Award Runner-Up