We believe that Senior Women are to be valued and appreciated. Unfortunately, the stress put upon their children, usually their caregivers, in order to take care of their mom and their own families is daunting. The emotional and physical changes that come with age create anxiety in both the Senior and their children/caregivers. The stress caused by caring for a loved one in the “sandwich generation” affects the elderly parent, their children and their spouses and children. Trying to care for a loved one while working a job, and oftentimes, still caring for their own children, is overwhelming. Therefore, our philosophy is that by taking care of the daily needs of your Mom, Grandmother, Nana, etc., you can relax and enjoy spending quality time with them. The Senior women are happier, and your happiness will allow you to enjoy your daily life, knowing your Mother is well cared for.
The owner’s Mother was diagnosed with dementia when she was 78 years old and soon came to live with the owner and her family for 7 years. Although her memory was fading, physically she was able to care for herself. After sustaining life threatening injuries from two falls, she was no longer able to care for herself. With a full time job and 2 children living at home, her daughter could no longer provide the care her mom required.
Searching for an appropriate place to care for her mom was a daunting task. Assisted living facilities did not provide the level of care her mother needed due to her dementia. However, acute memory care facilities were not an appropriate place for her mom, as many of the patients in those facilities were too far along in their progression with Alzheimers.
In addition, a facility environment seemed too large and cold for her mom, who was accustomed to a home environment and familiar faces.
After much searching and stress, the owner learned about residential care homes, which provide personal care in a home environment. Unable to find a suitable home within driving distance, the best option was to open a home for her Mother and other women in her situation. Nana’s Place was born!
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