I cannot express enough how grateful my family is to A Way to Stay.
My very large family planned to care of our grandparents on our own because there were so many of us willing do it.... Or so we thought until we got more than we could handle between my grandmother’s increased dementia and my grandfather’s sudden physical decline. The year before we decided to bring A Way to Stay onboard was difficult for us because even though we are a large family we couldn’t meet the increased needs of both our grandfather and grandmother.
Necessity being the mother of invention led one of us to a social worker during a hospital visit. She gave us a long list home care agencies. Pointing to A Way to Stay she said, “This is the one I would call." She was right. After Devon’s long phone call on speaker phone with most of our family and answering everyone's questions, we knew A Way to Stay was right for us.
Devon was sure to send Gran the same people and that helped her "recognize" them even with her dementia. This was a special gift as she had not been able to recognize many of her family as her dementia increased. We could not provide her the comfort that my grandfather did. His frequent hospitalizations meant he was often not with her so she spent many moments sad and confused. However, when the A Way to Stay ladies came my grandmother was all smiles. Your agency gave us the invaluable gift knowing my grandmother was happy during a very difficult time in her life. We were able to keep her home and out of a facility until she passed.