There is a reason why so many families in the Charlotte area turn to Homewatch CareGivers when their loved ones need home care. Our staff of experienced professionals knows how to put together just the right services for supporting persons in their place of residence. Our Advanced Continuum of Care offers a wide variety of supportive services.
Whether you are searching for senior care or help for a younger person, our Registered Nurses can tailor a plan of care to meet your particular needs and wants. And if our agency does not provide a particular service, our nurses can arrange for that service with one of our many healthcare partners.
So when looking for home care, give us a call and see the difference that Homewatch CareGivers can make. Our goal is to provide our families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are well cared for in a way that preserves the dignity and protects the independence of those we support.
Charlotte — 704-503-4660
Cornelius — 704-987-1802
Cabarrus — 704-788-2353
It’s something of a myth that crimes against the elderly involve a young man yanking a little old lady’s purse off her arm as she walks to the grocery store. Crimes perpetrated against senior citizens are far more complicated and can often go undetected as elder abuse can occur in private.
“Certainly what we’re seeing now is criminals are getting more sophisticated in how they go after the elderly,” said Michelle Boykins, Director of Communications and Marketing at the National Crime Prevention Council (www.ncpc.org). “Elder abuse is a crime that’s been growing been growing over the past several years.”
There are numerous reasons that elder abuse – which is a term that includes anything from physical harm to financial fraud against elderly people – is growing. One reason, says Boykins, is the longer life expectancy people now have and therefore a larger population of people in their senior years.
“The scope of the problem is quite large,” said Georgia Aneztberger, President of the National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse (www.preventelderabuse.org). “It was originally thought that one out of every 20 older people experienced some elder abuse on an annual basis. Now it appears to be one out of every 10 older More >
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening, leaving the person not only with important health decisions to make but also their daily lives to manage.
In 2011, doctors diagnosed Jennifer Tucker, Vice President of Marketing at Homewatch CareGivers, with breast cancer. Jennifer is also a wife and mother of two young girls. During her surgeries and chemotherapy, she learned what it’s like to be cared for, and how to ask for and accept the support of family and friends.
“I was really big on asking for help,” she said with her characteristic laugh. “For every chemo treatment, I had someone from my family or my husband’s family come out and take care of the house or the kids.”
With their families scattered to both ends of the country, this meant people flying in from Vermont, North Carolina and other places far from her Denver-area home.
Now in remission and “feeling like a million bucks,” Jennifer says she was completely exhausted by the treatments.
“I just had no energy – it was hard going up and down the stairs,” she said. “But I didn’t need anyone to wait on me.”
What she appreciated was when others helped her kids get their teeth brushed and More >