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Stepping into the Unknown World of Home Care Begins with a Simple Phone Call

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Sandra didn’t have the first clue about what home care could offer her father. In fact, she never paid attention to her friend from years earlier who had been dealing with all sorts of in home health care services for her own mother; she just listened to her venting about the frustrations she had with convincing her mother to hire some type of home care provider.

She honestly never thought it was going to be necessary to hire someone for her father. Sandra’s mother had died when she was younger, so it was only her father and her living not too far apart and he had always been a relatively strong individual. Now she was finally noticing the things he was dealing with, the struggles and frustrations, and saw him slowly becoming a shadow of his former self.

She didn’t know where to start in this journey. She tried to call her friend from all those years ago, but they had lost touch and she never heard back. Suddenly she felt as though she hadn’t really been the kind of friend that was needed at that time and she wept one night while feeling helpless and hopeless.

The Long, Lonely Road Ends the Moment You Pick Up the Phone

Many people end up following a similar path when they realize an elderly loved one is beginning to have difficulty with their own care and even their safety at home. However, where millions of people in the past were resigned to the fact they might have to move to an assisted living community or into a nursing home, more and more seniors prefer to remain at home, aging in place, and that can place increased pressure on family members like Sandra who may believe the only option is for them to take care of their elderly loved ones.

In truth, it only takes one phone call to a home care agency to step into the world of home care. That one phone call can provide an incredible amount of information for just about anyone who may have a loved one struggling with their health, safety, or other issues at home as a result of age.

Sandra only needed to pick up the phone and call an agency to learn more about the benefits of home care aides. When she finally did that, she felt better and her father ended up getting the support necessary to take part in activities he enjoyed.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services in Phoenix, AZ, please contact the caring staff at About You Home Care (480) 351-4473. Servicing Phoenix Arizona & Surrounding Communities.

Debbie McLay

Founder and CEO at About You Home Care
Debbie McLay has had a ten year career working as a Behavioral Health Technician providing Direct Care to youth and adults with behavioral challenges, including substance abuse, eating disorders, domestic violence, and mental illness. For her exceptional work in this area Debbie was nominated for Subcontractor Employee of the Year by Value Options, an organization contracted to manage the mental health system in Maricopa County, and her client was nominated for the Most Successful Client of the Year. Debbie’s entrepreneurial endeavors began twelve years ago when she owned a successful retail business in a busy mall.

Debbie experienced firsthand in her own family the challenges that caregiver’s endure when caring for an aging loved one and saw a need for providers who adhere to a higher standard with exceptional service and individualized care that she herself provided in her behavioral health career. Debbie combined her background in healthcare with her entrepreneurial experience and founded About You Home Care with a vision of serving others who were faced with the struggles that her family had experienced. She’s also a strong believer in community service and does volunteer work for Duet, a nonprofit organization that provides aid for older adults and their families that face the difficult challenges associated with aging. Debbie has been on the fundraising event Steering Committee since 2011 and served as the event chair for two of those years.

Debbie did her Undergraduate studies in Psychology and Behavioral Science with Honors and pursued additional education in Chemical Dependency Counseling.