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Pugh Recognized as Alzheimer’s TN Caring Heart Nominee

IMG_1031Grace Givers Home Care is proud to nominate Alexis Pugh, CNA, for our Caring Hearts Nominee. Alexis, also a full-time nursing student, has been with Grace Givers since we opened our doors, and has brightened the lives of several of our clients living from dementia, as well as their families. We have received nothing but praise reports from her clients and their families, facility staff, and care partners. Lexi’s upbeat, positive, attitude, and willingness to keep her clients engaged (even when challenging) is a trait to be admired by many. On a typical day at work you may find her baking homemade treats for her client or taking her client out for fun activities like enjoying the park, or out for a manicure. She understands the importance of reliability in her care-giving role, and is always about 15 minutes early to work. She makes a point to be present and on time, even in bad weather, as she knows how much her clients and families depend on her. She takes initiative to see what should be done, and completes it. This has alleviated a large amount of stress from her clients’ family caregivers, so that they are able to focus on being family members and not caretakers. Alexis is a special person, there is no other way to describe her. She is natural born caregiver. She is a caring heart.

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Is your senior getting the most bang for their buck with their housekeeper?

655e9a4b124a549ffc7fc23485fcecc7“I don’t need a caregiver,” is the opposition many families encounter when talking to their senior loved one about bringing some extra assistance on board. Did you know Grace Givers Home Care also provides light housekeeping? Many families find our housekeeping, meal prep and companion services to be a good way to “ease in” a caregiver a few hours a week. As your loved one moves through their aging process, their individually matched, trusted Grace Giver can stay along the way and is thoroughly trained to handle housekeeping and companionship all the way to personal care and end of life care. And the best part–you may even save money! Grace Givers Home Care services are many times  more affordable than your average housekeeper, and all of our licensed and insured services are included in our competitive hourly rates. Call us today to find out more at 931.337.0890.

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How Utilizing a Care-Giver Promotes Independence

Picture1“I feel like a burden,” “I’m always taking up everyone’s time”, or “I should probably just let them put me in a facility”

are phrases that we may hear from some of our elder loved ones. If we haven’t heard them say it, there is a chance that it has at least crossed their minds.

Undoubtedly, older adults are hesitant to ask for any help because they don’t want to “impose” or they are just so independent they refuse to admit when they need some extra assistance.

In fact, many clients of Grace Givers Home Care may have never agreed, if their children hadn’t insisted they have some help.

“I feel so much more free,” stated one of our clients. “My Independence is actually back”.

Independence is not something you would imagine having more of when utilizing a care-giving agency? Or is it?

Grace Givers Home Care promotes client independence and encourages our clients to do what they are able for themselves, and we help with the rest. Our clients know that they have their own personal Grace Giver all to themselves, for their errands, transportation, meal prep, personal care, and more.

“Knowing I have someone specifically to assist me, makes me more likely to take care of my business, whereas before I put things off because I felt bad having to rely on family and friends”.

In-home care, along with many other support services, are of course better to be utilized sooner rather than later. Even just for a few hours of cleaning and errands each week, can help adjust your loved one into having assistance that will be beneficial for years to come.

Call us today to learn more at 931.337.0890 or Visit us at 110 Rector Avenue, Crossville TN 38555

 

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Grace Givers Participates in Read Across America 2018

read-across-america-day.jpgread-across-america-day1Grace Givers Home Care was honored to participate in Read Across America Day 2018. Pictured: Kelli Tipton (Founder  and CEO) , taking time to read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, By Dr. Suess to children at the Pinewood Campus,  Home Away From Home Headstart. This cause is near and dear to our hearts, as Kelli herself was a Headstart Graduate from the old Baker’s Crossroads Campus.

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TAHC Announces Grace Givers Home Care as a New Member

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Grace Givers Home Care was recently announced as a new member of the Tennessee Association For Home Care.

TAHC, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit group committed to home health agencies in Tennessee. They play an important role in improving, standardizing and lobbying for changes to help Tennesseans remain in their homes for both short and long term care and support.