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Sterling, IL 61081
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In 2007, we found out my wife, Elsie, was diagnosed with dementia. As time went on and Elsie was being cared for at home, we knew we needed more help for Elsie. My family and I attended local seminars to gather information. We found that information helpful, but far from complete. We began to research nursing homes and assisted living centers. However, due to other family member's negative experiences with nursing homes and assisted living centers, as well as the cost of them, we talked as family and decided caring for Elsie at home was the better choice. After looking into several home nursing companies, we chose Gaffey Home Nursing. We found the information they provided to be more helpful and useful. Elsie was admitted onto nursing services on November 19, 2014, and received home visits from a Registered Nurse and Certified Nursing Aide.
As Elsie's condition changed, we entered the hospice stage of help. With the Gaffey Bridge Program, Elsie was admitted to hospice services on March 31, 2016. Elsie was able to have the same caring staff that she did before. Now, we receive home visits from a Registered Nurse, Certified Bath Aide, Music Therapist, and Medical Social Worker who come to help with Elsie's healthcare as well as with any problems that our family has. The Medical Social Worker was able to provide more specific information on Medicare Part D while under hospice care that no one had explained before. This was very helpful to me and my family. We were able to save more money each month as we are on a fixed income. The Registered Nurse and Medical Social Worker visit once per week, Certified Nursing Aide visits twice per week, and Music Therapist visits twice per month. Also, every 60 days the hospice Medical Director makes a home visit to re-certify Elsie for hospice care. All these services are provided to us by Gaffey Hospice.
We've been very pleased with the help from Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice as well their staff. We've been very pleased with the complementary music therapy service and how well Elsie responds to it. Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice people are very caring and helpful, and I would highly recommend them all.
Everett Kraft ♥ I would highly recommend them all.
The nursing staff was great and really helped us through a difficult time when they cared for my husband Gene. The nurses talked and comforted Gene. They wanted our feedback and acted on the suggestions we gave them. They were awesome!
Cindy Hartman ♥ They were wonderful!
Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice helped to take the burden off of us when they cared for my mother and father-in-law, Velda & Emmert. They are trained and know what’s best for the patient. I get a sense of calm knowing that both were in such great hands.
Margaret Zumdahl ♥ They go the extra mile and then some!
My husband, Brandy Spencer, chose Gaffey because his mother, Jeanette, had them and she was very pleased with their services. I felt comfortable with them caring for Brandy. Becky and Chris took excellent care of him in his final days. The staff is very trustworthy and gave me guidance and helped me through a rough time. They gave me comfort and reassured me we made the right choice. Gaffey was there for us throughout everything. Brandy passed away September 2013 and they continue to check up on me after the fact . I would recommend Gaffey to anyone.
Dallas Spencer ♥ I would recommend Gaffey to anyone.
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