Mokena, IL July 2013 – ComForcare Mokena assists seniors by offering reliable personalized home care services to enable clients to live a healthy and independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home. Recently, ComForcare Mokena was able to make a difference in the life of one woman who was dealing with the challenges of diabetes, arthritis, and congestive heart failure.
The woman lives with her family, but her daughter and son-in-law both work and are not able to be home as often as they need to take care of their mother. Due to the multiple chronic conditions the woman is dealing with, she requires more help in order to be safe and well at home.
“This woman and her family are not alone in their challenges,” shares ComForcare owner, Valerie Svenningsen. “By 2030, the number of people with a chronic condition is expected to rise to 171 million, nearly half the population. Twenty percent of those will be adults over the age of 65.”
The family reached out to ComForcare, and the home care agency stepped in to help with daily tasks while the family is away at work or school. A certified nursing assistant helps the woman daily by providing medication reminders, healthy meals, light housekeeping for her area of the home, and help with laundry. Her caregiver also provides companionship, often going on walks with the woman in her neighborhood so she can get outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. ComForcare also helps with bathing assistance as needed on days the woman is feeling weak or un-well.
“It makes us happy to know we are able to make a difference in someone’s life,” shares Svenningsen.
Thanks to the home care support and services provided, both the woman and her family are able to lead more independent lifestyles. Her family has peace of mind knowing their mother is being cared for while they are away tending to other responsibilities, and the woman is able to enjoy consistent companionship and care.
About ComForcare Mokena
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services throughout the greater 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.