Featured Business: Take My Hand At-Home Care is a lifeline for local families

September 20, 2016
Two caregivers laugh with an elderly client outdoors on a patio.

Raise your hand if you have an extra month to just lie around.

(Seriously, there are a lot of people around here who could use one.)


Well, here’s some good news: Take My Hand At-Home Care is in the business of providing extra time.

2016-03-08-21-10-00As you know, being a healthy, active person — whether you’re 20 or 70 — doesn’t mean you’re immune from surgery. Perhaps you need a knee arthroscopy after that softball or cycling injury. Maybe a back surgery to fix that disc you slipped while running. Or maybe it’s an appendectomy, a cancer-related procedure, a cesarean birth, or a hernia surgery.

Whatever procedure you have coming up, you don’t have an extra month — or week, or even an extra day — in your back pocket to use while recovering. You want to get back to your current lifestyle as soon as you can.

That’s where Take My Hand At-Home Care can help.

After surgery, the best medical advice is typically to move around as soon possible. Lying prone in a hospital bed or at home on the couch isn’t great for your body, and it doesn’t do a lot to help you recover.

In fact, doctors typically will recommend that you (within limits, of course) return to your normal routine as quickly as possible after your surgery.

Related: How to help your parent recover from surgery

Help from Take My Hand means that you can focus on rehab while an in-home assistant takes care of life’s daily needs.

Take My Hand’s licensed caregivers can help with things such as preparing and serving meals based on dietary restrictions, driving you to rehab appointments, monitoring prescription medication intake, grocery shopping for you, doing your laundry, washing the dishes and even taking care of your pets.

Sue Sorensen started the company in 2012 after three years of in-home assistance experience in Whatcom County. She started out mainly focusing on older adults, but recently has used her experience to expand her company’s services to those of all ages who need in-home help after surgery or a medical procedure.

Whether you’re in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden or elsewhere in Whatcom County, Sue and the professional caregivers at Take My Hand can help. They’re fully licensed, bonded and insured.

So there’s no need to stress about what that upcoming surgery will do to your schedule. Not when you have a team in your corner working hard to preserve your time.

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