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CLIENT CASE STUDY:

Above & Beyond: A Journey of Care


At Minute Women, our Alzheimer’s certified caregivers go beyond providing basic care—their mission is to form genuine connections that elevate our clients’ dignity and quality of life.

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BACKGROUND


Jack and Shelley, a devoted husband and wife who lived in Lexington, faced the challenges and realities of aging together in their family home. Shelley, grappling with the increasing complexities of caring for her husband, found solace and support in Minute Women, given the agency’s commitment to providing comprehensive and compassionate dementia care.

CHALLENGE


As Jack’s dementia advanced, his behaviors became erratic,  sometimes turning violent towards Shelley. Ultimately, the family decided Jack needed more care and moved him to a memory care community. During this turbulent period, Beth, a Minute Women caregiver, emerged as a beacon of comfort and support. Understanding the importance of their deep companionship, Beth took Shelley to visit Jack regularly, fostering a sense of connection and normalcy despite the challenges they faced.

SOLUTION


Tragedy struck when Jack passed away, leaving Shelley to navigate her grief, compounded by the logistical challenge of attending his funeral in another state. With her family far away and unable to provide immediate assistance, Shelley turned to Beth and Minute Women for support. Beth not only accompanied Shelley to the funeral but stayed with her at a hotel and remained by her side throughout, offering unwavering support and companionship.

OUTCOME


As Shelley’s health declined, Beth remained a constant presence, providing care that was steeped in compassion. Despite never working with hospice clients before, Beth remained steadfast in her commitment to Shelley, staying by her side until the very end. For Shelley’s out-of-state family, knowing that their loved
one was not alone during her final moments brought immeasurable comfort, a testament to the profound impact of Minute Women’s compassionate care.

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