Judith’s Story

Short-term care and assistance

Judith had always been active. She went for long runs years before jogging was popular. She had even hiked part of the Three Peaks; and she still chased her toddler grandson around the living room whenever her daughter and son-in-law were in town.

But she started to have hip pain that worsened with time. Her doctor suggested a hip replacement and Judith didn’t hesitate. However, there was no one within driving distance who was able to help her keep up with the house during her recovery. She and her daughter consulted with Right at Home, deciding to have a CareGiver called Jane, who was also a keen runner, come to the house for the first three weeks after surgery. The procedure went off without a hitch and after a few weeks with Jane’s help, Judith was back on her feet and felt decades younger.

While she was recovering, Right at Home provided numerous companionship and housekeeping services to Judith, including:

  • Transportation
  • Bringing in newspaper/mail
  • Companionship
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking
  • Washing dishes
  • Laundry services
  • Running errands
  • Range of motion exercises

Judith’s children checked up on her progress regularly by phone and were delighted to hear that while she couldn’t wait to get back to full speed, she didn’t know how she would have coped without having Jane there to fetch, carry and offer a steady arm when she needed to move.

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