“For ten years I was responsible for my parents’ care upon their emigration from the UK. My mother was diagnosed with a progressive brain disorder and my father with emphysema, and later Pick’s, a type of Alzheimer’s disease. At first, it was easy. I settled them in a senior apartment complex with all the support they needed. I helped my mother select a scooter, wheelchair, walker and bathing aids. Then, as their diseases progressed, I sought the assistance of home care. Soon, I had to take over their financial affairs. Finally I was pressured into relocating them to a nursing home. I was now supporting their total care. There were many occasions when I felt completely alone with no help from the healthcare system. As a result, I truly understand the overwhelming pressures of care giving, balancing the responsibilities of home and work and the emotional strain that accompanies the coordination of care over a prolonged time.”
– Carol Edwards SRN, RN, ALCA
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For the last two years of mom’s life, Carol Edwards/Careable Inc. organized home and health care for our mother. Both of us had full-time jobs that required a lot of travel, and Mom required 24-hour personal care if she was to continue to live in the comfortable circumstances of her own home. Carol worked with personal service workers, Mom’s doctors and dentist, and ran interference with suppliers and bureaucracies on our behalf.
Her empathy, energy and full-time availability for emergencies were remarkable and of the essence, as far as we were concerned. She knew the alternatives to home care and advised us in practical terms what the options were. When Mother was in the hospital, Carol was her advocate, ensuring that the necessary degree of care was in fact provided. Her fees were reasonable and her advice saved more than the cost. If you face similar circumstances, there is no question that the undersigned, to whom further questions may be addressed, would recommend her services.”