Aging Gracefully provides In Home Care for seniors living in the Dallas area. We provide all special home care services for Dallas seniors. Needs ranging from sitting care giving and senior specialized care to seniors living in their home, assisted living or nursing home.
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Aging Gracefully In-Home Care for Seniors came into existence from a deep heartfelt love for senior citizens. Shannon Fothergill, current administrator of Aging Gracefully, began working with seniors in 1998 when she joined her sister as part owner of Bridge to Independence In-Home Care for Seniors. Shannon had graduated two years earlier with a Bachelor of Social Work and had worked at Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas (now The Senior Source) and at Golden Acres Dallas Home for the Jewish aged.
Ms. Fothergill continued working with the geriatric community as a Medical Social Worker at Doctors Hospital in Dallas for three years. Shannon had a passion that had been embedded in her since she had been brought up around grandparents both maternal and paternal and even had the privilege of knowing her great-grandparents.
As a child, Shannon and her sister had spent summers passing out flyers in the local area offering to provide housekeeping, laundry service, and errand running to seniors in need. This childhood business plan bloomed into what is now Aging Gracefully, which provides housekeeping, laundry, errand running.Additionally, medications are monitored, and companionship is offered, so that seniors have a choice of staying at home versus having to go to a nursing home where little privacy or companionship is available. Since the first day we have worked very diligently to provide a loving environment. Now in 2010 Aging Gracefully is a company still owned and operated by Ms. Fothergill. In-home care is an individualized service and quality care must me monitored by health care professionals, not franchised.
Each person who needs care--whether it be care for a short time after exiting the hospital, long term 24 hour daily assistance or simply care 4 hours a day several times per week--Aging Gracefully strives to keep the care personalized and sincere.
In the January of 2010, my 85-year-old widowed mother was hospitalized and needed help to remain in her home. I am her only child and live 2000 miles away. With only a list of agencies from the hospital go by, I called around and found Aging Gracefully. From that first phone call they showed that they understood my mother's situation. They immediately assigned an in-home aide, a woman who was totally dedicated to my mother's well-being. As my mother aged, she developed dementia, and Aging Gracefully again came through with excellent service as her care needs increased. The original aide stayed with my mother for over two years until my mom's dementia required residential care. Those two years were very precious to my mother, and I will alway be grateful for the compassion and professionalism delivered by Aging Gracefully.