After a few falls and becoming a “fall risk”, some people need a caregiver. Being able to have a caregiver that comes to your home enables many people to continue to live in their homes safely. Did you know that in some states there are options to be able to choose your own caregiver? This can turn the unfortunate situation of being a fall risk into a positive lifestyle experience. Learn about Consumer Directed Services and our BYOC – bring your own caregiver.
In the video below, Judy tells her story about becoming a fall risk and how she appreciates having Michelle, an Advantage Home Care caregiver. Watch the video below or view on YouTube.
Judy becomes a fall risk and needs assistance to stay in her home.
Video Testimonial Transcript
Judy: Well I fell. I fell down a bunch of stairs. And I have several problems now that I need a caregiver with almost every task that I have. When I moved here … with no steps, I fell again here and ruptured a disk in my lower back. So I have problems and I’m a fall risk – I fall a lot. – And I don’t drink. 🙂
CareGiver Michelle: I went to the office and they said we need somebody to work for Miss Judy. And .. I’ve been with her ever since. Advantage Home Care … they’re awesome people.
Judy: She likes working for Advantage Home Care. I’m kind of a private person, I don’t like everybody in my business, and I don’t like it right knowing what I do. And maybe I’m not that easy to get along with sometimes. I have to have somebody that is kind of cool. I tried Michelle now and we make it fun.
CareGiver Michelle: We have a good time.
Judy: Her and I, we’ve been clicking. She helps me with everything. I try, I try to get up and then I’ll call her for help. She helps with whatever – bathing or anything. Sometimes I can’t get out of the bath or I fall in there. And it’s hard to find somebody that you’re not embarrassed in front of or you know.
CareGiver Michelle: That’s all part of it (the caregiving).
Judy: I don’t want everybody in my business.
CareGiver Michelle: I get her coffee. Help her get dressed. Change her bedding. If she needs a bath or shower, I help her with that. Clear her bathroom. Wash dishes. Anything.
Judy: I’m not bashful about what I say. They put up with me. I don’t know why. But they do put up with me – it feels more like a family to me and she thinks I’m crazy.
CareGiver Michelle: Not really. Just fun and crazy.
Judy: We get along good! She laughs alot. We both laugh alot. Which helps. I tell her about when I was young. All the wild stuff I did. I’ve done everything in my life. But you live this many years and there’s a lot of things that have happened. She’s likes to hear my stories, I think.
Advantage allowed me to choose my own caregiver so that pleased me so!