Amada Senior Care North Dallas
Eric vanGoethem, owner of Amada Senior Care North Dallas, firmly believes that helping seniors live safely in the comfort of their own homes gives them the added benefit of living a more enjoyable life. He knows from personal experience how quickly families can become overwhelmed with feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty when they see their loved one battle a disease. He witnessed the fight his father undertook against Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare prion disease that attacks the brain and is incurable and always deadly.
“I watched my mom become my dad’s caregiver and saw the physical and emotional toll that it took on her,” says Eric. “She tried to still be the loving, supporting wife that she had been over 40 years but the experience drained her for years to come. I know our family would have navigated that difficult time of transition more smoothly had we known and understood at the time the many benefits of in-home caregivers.”
Sabrina Arredondo, chief operating officer of Amada North Dallas, also went through a personal experience that sparked her interest in making a difference in seniors’ lives. She is inspired by her mother, a longtime caregiver with a passion for helping seniors. Sabrina witnessed this passion and listened to her mother’s many stories about her work giving her a sense of personal fulfillment and purpose. Sabrina found herself developing a great interest in and enthusiasm for providing quality in-home care to seniors. “I just loved hearing her stories from her clients,” says Sabrina. “They have experienced so much change in their lives. It was fascinating to listen and learn.”
Exceeding clients’ expectations is what Amada Senior Care North Dallas caregivers always strive to do. This means that creating positive experiences and offering personal attention to seniors are priorities rather than routine tasks like cleaning and meal preparation. Having compassionate interaction as the top goal lets Amada caregivers enrich each senior’s life because they are able to connect with our clients on a personal level. The transition from complete independence to in-home care can be fraught with emotions for seniors and their loving families. We understand the challenges and are dedicated to easing this transition for them with consistent patience, authentic compassion and unwavering friendship.
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
If you or a beloved senior in the North Dallas area could benefit from assistance with activities of daily living like those depicted above, please contact Amada Senior Care for a Free Care Needs Consultation. A member of our team will carefully listen to your concerns and help you devise a care plan that is customized for you or your loved one’s unique situation.
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At Amada Senior Care North Dallas, we are committed to guiding each client to greater independence, peace and happiness by providing the highest quality of personalized care. We constantly seek new ways to enrich seniors’ lives in the ways that are most meaningful to them. This might mean cooking a favorite recipe, scheduling an activity with the grandchildren, or simply playing the music a client loves while assisting him or her with activities of daily living. We genuinely care about our clients, and make sure this shows in everything we do.
“We are dedicated to easing the transition from independence to in-home senior care with patience, compassion and friendship.”
Sabrina Arredondo and Eric vanGoethem
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I appreciate the courtesy, respect and love given to my mom by the Amada North Dallas team. I cannot say enough nice things about her caregiver, Angela. Her work ethic is to be admired. She is a woman of integrity. Angela went above and beyond so many times. One day my mom's portable oxygen unit was not working. Angela managed to get my mom to the dining room so she could eat and play Bingo. And I know it was not easy! She is an absolute peach and she would be a valuable asset to any organization.
Our father was very grateful for all Stacey did for him. He often commented to us how terrific she was!
Our family is so grateful for the help you provided. We were deeply touched by Sabrina visiting our mom once she moved into assisted living and for Eric and Sabrina’s attendance at her funeral service. You really do care and it shows!
Senior Housing Advising
At Amada Senior Care North Dallas, we are dedicated to helping each of our clients enjoy more fulfilling lives. This means that when in-home care is no longer the best option for a client, we continue to work closely with that senior and family members to find the ideal care community to suit their needs.
Our senior living placement experts will work with your family to evaluate all factors that influence the selection of a senior living community. For example: Does the client require the complex medical services and support provided by a nursing home, or would he or she be more likely to thrive in the more independent environment of assisted living? Is there a specific location that is best for a client and/or family? How does the client like to socialize, and what types of activities does he or she enjoy?
In addition to considering factors like those discussed above when advising our clients about senior living, it is vital that we help them find a placement that meets their financial needs. We realize that the cost of assisted living might seem like too large a burden for many of our clients. However, we are frequently able to help families take advantage of resources such as veterans’ benefits, long-term care insurance, life insurance, and others to make it easier to afford the care they deserve.
Throughout our years of involvement in senior care in the North Dallas area, our team has developed working relationships with the majority of the assisted living and senior communities here. This, combined with our in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs and preferences, makes uniquely well-qualified to guide seniors to the new environment that is best for them. We specialize in referrals to:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
Home Care Technology so You Can Always “BeClose”
For families that may struggle with the cost of in-home care or wish to ensure the safety of seniors who are determined to remain independent at home, Amada Senior Care North Dallas is pleased to offer a revolutionary new system: remote care with BeClose home monitoring.
BeClose combines our in-depth knowledge of seniors’ needs with the latest technology to allow families to feel confident their loved one is safe. Clients are able to customize each BeClose system to suit their particular needs, choosing from products such as medication monitors, fall and emergency alerts, automated door locks and thermostats, and security cameras. Each BeClose device is designed to be non-obtrusive in appearance and easy to use, and the whole system provides families with real-time updates through a secure mobile app. Not only can BeClose notify you when Grandpa has taken his morning meds or when Mom leaves for her daily walk, but it will also bring to your attention any potentially concerning changes in behavior or routine.
With BeClose, families can keep a “virtual eye” on the seniors they love from anywhere in the world. If you think BeClose may benefit you or your family, please contact Amada to learn more in a Free Consultation.
Veterans Assistance Programs
At Amada Senior Care North Dallas, we have become experts at helping military veterans afford the quality of care they undoubtedly deserve. One program that has been especially beneficial to our clients is the VA Aid and Attendance benefit program, which provides monthly financial aid to wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who require help with activities of daily living. Read on to learn more about Aid and Attendance, and please don’t hesitate to contact us for a Free Veterans’ Care Needs Consultation.
How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?
- To be eligible for Aid and Attendance, a veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days’ active duty, with at least one day served during a time of war.
- Individuals with dishonorable discharge are not eligible.
- Claimant must currently need help from another person with activities of daily living.
- ADLs may include walking, bathing, toileting, eating, or others.
- The qualified veteran or surviving spouse must be spending the majority of his or her income on care.
- Benefits are distributed, up to a maximum amount, according to the percentage of income spent on care.
- Claimant’s assets must not exceed a limit set by the VA.
- Age and financial need are influential in the determination of this limit.
Through the use of VA benefits, many veterans are able to greatly expand their senior care options. These benefits are:
- Paid monthly, in addition to pensions.
- Paid directly to claimants by the US Treasury.
- Not meant to be paid back.