A Trusted Provider of In-home Care Throughout Lehigh Valley, PA
We Know, We Have Been There Too
A little more than twelve years ago my husband and I had our first exposure to the challenges that a family faces when a loved one begins to struggle with the demands of living alone. Regrettably we did not consider in-home care. That experience led us on a journey that culminated in the opening of Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley.
My husband’s grandmother was a very active and independent woman who genuinely loved life. Her husband had passed away shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary and while she remained very active, she did begin to slow down as a result of arthritis and emphysema. As she approached her 80th birthday she decided to sell her home and move in with a relative who lived just a few blocks from her. Her relative was younger, lived alone, and was more than happy to share his home with her. We thought this was a wonderful idea as she had no immediate family in the area and it would allow her to remain close to her friends, doctors, social clubs, etc. While this arrangement worked out well at first, it soon became clear that she needed more care and attention than her relative was able to provide. And now that she had sold her house, moving back home was not an option. What ensued was an almost year long struggle that saw her shuttling back and forth between her children’s homes (in different states) and eventually into a nursing home where after a brief stay she passed away at the age of eighty.