One reason we’re such big supporters of community here at PR Consulting is that to do well in life, we often need the help of others around us. It’s rare that we can thrive on our own.

Take My Hand At-Home Care is one community partner whose services are lifelines for many in Whatcom County.

For example, Take My Hand provides real solutions for siblings who are working as a team to care for a parent who lives alone, and for only children who are trying to help one of their parents care for the other in the comfort of home. The eight-hour shifts filled by licensed caregivers from Take My Hand provide critical coverage at night or during a workday, easing the load for those family caregivers.

Take My Hand is one organization in a fabric of community institutions in Bellingham and beyond that provide much-needed support for families. Senior centers, assisted living facilities and long-term care homes all offer coverage for segments of the population.

But when those organizations are not the right fit for your parents, at-home care just might be.

Two caregivers laugh with an elderly client outdoors on a patio.Sue Sorensen, owner of Take My Hand At-Home Care, launched caregiving services in Whatcom County in 2009 as a way of providing peace to busy and overburdened families. Here are just a handful of the myriad ways in which TMH does that:

  • Socialization, friendship and companionship that combats elder loneliness
  • Meal preparation according to unique preferences and dietary needs
  • Medication monitoring and reminders
  • Assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Walking assistance to help to prevent falls
  • Accompaniment to doctor’s appointments
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, changing sheets)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Assistance with hobbies like scrapbooking, puzzles and even seasonal canning
  • Holiday decorating
  • Correspondence to family and friends (letters, birthday and holiday cards)

And the list goes on. If you find that your mom, dad or other elderly loved one is in need of daily assistance, Take My Hand At-Home Care is a wonderful community resource with licensed, bonded and insured caregivers ready and able to jump in and help out.

And helping out when needed is what makes our community better!

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