I have never had to hire a caregiver before but I know that I made an excellent choice. We all get along with her. What's most important is that mom likes her & she most definitely does. If you don't mind, I'd like to give you some of the little things that Ofa does without me having to ask that mean so much.
Dad is home recovering after a trip to ER and hospitalized for a couple nights last week. The caregiver has been a tremendous help and is terrific with Dad. Told her I’d be giving her a pay raise. She has been a godsend to Dad and I. She is all you said she would be and more. Thank you.”
Dear Chris, Dad's doctors consistently praised the quality of the home care he received during the years of his illness, and we want to thank you for your part in that. Knowing that we had someone who could identify and refer individuals with the specialized skills necessary to meet Dad's medical needs gave us the courage to do what we wanted to do - to bring Dad home, where we all felt in our hearts he should be. And we are so grateful that we were able to do that.
Chris Christel has arranged for the care of my 93 year-old mother a few times while she was recuperating from surgery or illness. In each case this home care started with 24-hour care, progressed to day home care, and stopped when Mother was able to care for herself. Chris has been diligent in organizing the care, especially during the two times when my wife and I went out of town. The ladies who have stayed with my mother have been caring and responsible. On two occasions they showed good judgment in taking mother to the hospital in an emergency situation."
I have a family member in need of 24-hour/in-home care, seven days a week. This problematic need would be substantially more difficult if it were not for the assistance of Christel's home care agency.
Thank you for all you did. What a great referral! The caregiver is a real true professional, a very compassionate human being. I'm grateful for all his service."
Dear Mr. Christel, What a big assistance and relief you have given me . I placed one phone call to you , interviewed with you and within hours had three persons to choose from who are capable, dependable and trustworthy. For me going through such an experience for the first time your service made it easy and much less worrisome.
" Bill M. lived a long, full, and accomplished life. Your finding Ailini for us was especially perfect for making his final decade comfortable, caring, and wonderful. Not surprisingly they came to care for each other quite a lot."
A great testimonial for one of our caregivers:
Velma is an OUTSTANDING caregiver and so good with my dad, addressing and anticipating his physical and emotional needs. I learn so much from her also. So grateful she is in our lives. Happy Holidays to you and yours."
I have been using Christel's Home Care Agency to provide 24 hour care to my father since February 2009. Chris Christel has been dependable and responsive to my father's needs and has provided an excellent primary caretaker and relief caretakers. He has been available to handle problems if they arise, and to keep me informed of my father's condition. I am happy to recommend his agency."
I used Christel's home care for my mother who had terminal cancer, and now for my dad who has Alzheimer's disease. Although I live a considerable distance away, I feel secure knowing the live-ins I hired are keeping dad active and happy despite his condition. The caregivers give me frequent reports by phone and go above and beyond the call of duty in caring for him."
After desperately trying to recruit a reliable caregiver to attend my husband, ill with a dementia he developed after bypass surgery, I contacted Christel's Home care agency. Mr. Christel introduced me to Velma, a very lovely young lady who cared for my husband for nine months. She was a very reliable caring person who was always punctual and tended my husband with skill and understanding of his mental condition. She was someone who I enjoyed having in my household."
I have known the owner since Graduate School days together at JFK University back in the early 1980's. When my parents recently became ill, Christel's home care was prompt and responsive in helping me find competent and dependable caregivers for them . As a working mother with full-time responsibilities, having live-in caregivers for my parents eased my burden considerably."