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Easter Seals In-Home Services help families at home

Dec 27, 2012
Source: Submitted Shown (l-r) are Eileen Price; her father, Liam Barry; Easter Seals staff member Najah Squash; and Bob Price.  The Prices feel at ease leaving Barry in the care of Easter Seals In-Home Services caregiver Squash.

When her 90-year-old father fell, Eileen Price knew it was time for her to take action. She decided it best that he come live with her and her husband Bob, but she soon realized full-time caregiving can be overwhelming. Luckily, she found Easter Seals In-Home Services at the perfect time in her life.

“Easter Seals came just when I needed it and was just what I was looking for,” Eileen says. “In-Home Services is an excellent program that puts customer satisfaction first.”

At the beginning of the year, Eileen retired from her job to spend as much time as possible with her husband, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, while he could still remember their time together. With the help of In-Home Services, Eileen and her husband are still able to spend alone time together on a date once a week while a dependable Easter Seals staff member cares for her father.

“I feel 100 percent better, and I can entrust my father with someone else while I am not there. I feel at ease that he is not alone,” Eileen says. “I feel confident when I leave my house and know someone who is trustworthy is with my father.”

Easter Seals provides services in New Castle and Kent counties to persons who are elderly, may have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or are persons with disabilities who may need some support and assistance to remain in their homes. In-Home Services serves families who need assistance with companionship, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, personal hygiene, transportation to appointments and more.

Easter Seals offers a free, confidential in-home evaluation involving all concerned family members. This meeting establishes an individual plan of care as well as addresses routines, health needs and cost of services. A suitable caring partner will be paired based on the needs of the person. All caring partners are employees of Easter Seals, are carefully screened, undergo thorough background checks, are bonded, insured and have current First Aid/CPR training. For more informationl call 302-221-2060 or go to www.de.easterseals.com/inhome.

Easter Seals offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities and respite services for caregivers. To learn more about how Easter Seals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or go to www.de.easterseals.com.

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