I’m a health care professional in hospice, and a huge part of my job is helping patients and families obtain quality and affordable private caregivers to supplement the care that the family is providing for their loved ones. Husky Senior Care, a smaller and caring agency, recently came into a very challenging situation with a frail very elderly couple, and despite their resistance to accepting outside care, Husky has completely won them over.
Unlike some other care agencies that I’ve worked with, Husky not only comes in and provides a free consult with a care manager, they CONTINUE to have the managers monitor and communicate with the family and healthcare team. Care managers Jennifer and Kris have been stellar in this way, and have found the most amazing caregiver, Michael, who visits them 2x weekly, each for 4 hours. They do it all, from driving the couple to errands and MD appts, to an outing at the lake, to meal prep, to light housekeeping, to personal care for our hospice patient. They are not the cheapest agency out there, but there is a real reason for this: quality caregivers, and a hands-on collaborative approach.
My agency has not affiliation or relationship with Husky or any other agency, but I did feel it would be helpful for those who are seeking good safe care to give it a go. :)