NEWINGTON - The team at Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford is dedicated to offering professional, personalized in-home care with a revolutionary approach.
Christine Durrer’s commitment to providing exceptional senior care services stems from her own experience as a caregiver in college and a decade of overseeing the care of her own parents.
Durrer extends her care and compassion not only to clients, but to her own staff, regularly going above and beyond for her caregivers. The result is a happy team with patience, experience and reliability.
Caregivers can assist with a wide variety of tasks, including cooking, grocery shopping, laundry and light housekeeping, bathing and grooming, companionship, exercise, errands, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, assistance with walking and bed transfers, changing of linens and more. Home care plans vary by client, and can involve just a few hours a week to live-in care.
All caregivers are trained and certified and keep a detailed binder with emergency and client rights information and care notes. In the event that a client requires more than one caregiver, client notes allow each caregiver to see what has been done with the previous caregiver to address client needs.
Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford caregivers are also trained in the “Balanced Care Method” and the “Happy to 102 Method,” cognitive therapy programs that utilize mental and physical exercises that work on dexterity, memory and more.
The team at Home Care Assistance also places importance on connecting with the community, visiting local senior centers. They recently took a trip to the South End Senior Center in Hartford to play Bingo and Mind Fit activities with the seniors. The business was also recently awarded Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice by Home Care Pulse.
Happy clients and their family members are the true testament to the commitment Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford provides its clients.
“I do not know how you seem to know exactly what people need, but you do,” said client Lynn of Durrer. “No wonder you chose this line of work. You are excellent at it and we are gratefully reaping the benefits.”
Lynn added the caregivers that were sent were equally dependable.
“They are all doing a great job,” she said. “We have been so impressed with everyone coming on time and being willing to do whatever is needed.”
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, your agency and dedicated staff for the ‘gift of life’ you have provided this past year on our mother’s behalf,” said another client, Carolyn. “Our lives have truly been made richer and fuller by your support, commitment and unconditional dedication to a service that provides quality, integrity and respect to its clients. More importantly, you commit to a personalized and caring lifestyle, with great thought, that sees the client as a real person with individualized needs and wants.”
Kathy, a caregiver, showed her appreciation for Durrer’s dedication as an employer, as well.
“I would like to deep thank you for your commitment to our clients,” she said. “On a personal note, I try have never met such a compassionate, dynamic, generous woman. It is such an honor to know you and be a part of your vision.”
Home Care Assistance of Greater Hartford is located at 10 East Cedar St. (Route 175), Newington. For more information call 860-372-4500 or visit www.HomeCareAssistanceHartford.com.
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