ComForcare Buffalo Grove provides home care services for man afflicted with dementia following the passing of his wife.
Buffalo Grove, IL July 2013 – ComForcare Buffalo Grove currently provides home care services for a man who is suffering from dementia so he can continue to live independently following the passing of his wife. The client’s wife passed away just recently, and his family had no idea how severe his memory loss was until after her death.
“Many folks do not realize how much care senior couples provide for one another,” shares ComForcare owner, Valerie Svenningsen.
Following the passing of their mother, the family realized how much care their father required. In addition to dealing with the challenges of dementia, the man was grieving the loss of his wife while attempting to make up for what she had been doing for him on a daily basis, and was overwhelmed. The family turned to ComForcare to help their father during this difficult period in his life.
In addition to needing daily assistance with household tasks, the man was also unable to renew his driver’s license, limiting his mobility. ComForcare helped him maintain his independence at home by offering transportation services to places like the store, bank, and senior center. A certified nursing assistant also visited the man’s home to provide assistance with housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation and provided companionship, helping the man deal with the grieving process of losing his wife.
“Seeing the difference we are able to make in this man’s life is what keeps us going,” shares Svenningsen. “Our main priority is to ensure our clients are happy, well, and independent, and we are so grateful and proud to be able to provide that service for our community.”
About ComForcare Buffalo Grove
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services throughout the South Chicago area. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home whether it be a private residence, nursing facility, or an independent an assisted living community. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services.