Senior Care before It’s Needed in La Grange, IL?

Senior Care in La Grange, ILMandy’s mother was okay. She didn’t need any real help getting around the house and her health was decent. For being in her late seventies, the woman was full of fire and seemed to be busier than she was half the time. One day, while Mandy was browsing the Internet for work related issues, she came across a site that mentioned senior care and senior care services.

At first, she didn’t think much about it and clicked on to the next site, but within a few moments, she came back to it out of curiosity. She wondered if her mother might benefit from this level of care. The main concern was something that was posted on the senior health care services website. It had said, ‘Home alone?’

That was all that was needed to get Mandy thinking about her mother being in a large house all by herself. Mandy had long wondered why her mother felt the need to remain in that big house since her husband, Mandy’s stepfather, had passed away. They had moved into the home about 10 years ago and even though that’s a long time, Mandy didn’t think that meant she was so attached to it. After all, it wasn’t like it was the home they had shared together for 40 or 50 years.

Still, her mother was content and happy there and refused to even consider moving. At least not at this time. And with Mandy living more than 3 hours away, she often worried about her mother all alone. So she began to think about senior care services.

She contacted the agency that hosted the website and talked to them about this level of care. She wanted to know whether her mother could qualify to receive any form of senior care service, even though she was fine and healthy in other aspects of her life. They told her that as long as they were willing to pay, and as long as her mother would be openly willing to receive senior care, then there was no reason why she couldn’t gain some support and assistance at home. They urged Mandy to talk about the prospect with her mother first, before considering any other action.

“You should respect your mother’s option,” the administrator told Mandy. For Mandy’s mother, it wasn’t time for that level of care … yet, but the conversation started and that is often an important step in the process of caring for an aging loved one.

For Senior Care Services in La Grange, IL call 708-761-4909. Serving La Grange, Oakbrook, Oak Brook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding communities.


About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.