Caregivers - Miscellaneous
Mary Lou Wendtland of Portage, Wisconsin, had suffered two strokes and epileptic seizures when her husband Ed started making calls for in-home services to help Mary Lou with her recovery.
“I didn’t just choose Age at Home because of the location in Baraboo,” recalls Ed. “I knew it from the time someone came to my home and interviewed me. I called my daughter afterward and told her, ‘We found the one.’”
Mary Lou has been getting weekly visits from her Age at Home caregiver, Mary Jane, for six months, and Ed attributes much of her recovery to Mary Jane’s help providing companionship and exercise support.
“Mary Jane is helping us get Mary Lou off her wheel walker and to a push walker,” says Ed. “She works really hard with Mary Lou and doesn’t let her quit.” Mary Jane has earned the trust of the entire Wendtland family. Ed says, “I trust her completely.”
Ed appreciates that when Mary Lou is with her caregiver, he has a chance to take a break and get out of the house for a little while. “I am so grateful for Mary Jane,” he says. “She and Mary Lou are two peas in a pod and work great together!”