In Home Care

May10

Elder Abuse, YES it happens!

Elder Abuse: A term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older person (someone being 60 years of age or older).

– State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division –

Majority of us do have a friend or even a family member that is an elder who we love and care about. Did you know that it is possible for them to be abused? Whether the abuse is self inflicted or from someone else, the possibilities are can feel endless.

The types of abuse that can be reported are Physical Abuse (including medication and sexual abuse), Mental Abuse, Neglect, Self-Neglect, Exploitation, and Isolation.

While abuse can be show physically, neglect and self neglect are rather common when it comes to elder abuse. Some common factors of neglect include not providing the elderly food, clothing, shelter, or services for medical or personal hygiene care.

Another common abuse that may be difficult to detect is self-neglect. This is when the elderly isn’t able to provide for his/her own needs because of an inability to do so (mentally or physically). This is why it’s important to be sure to speak with your loved ones (or watch carefully) to make sure they are taking care of themselves appropriately.

Self-neglect isn’t considered a crime in the state of Nevada. However, a judge may declare that the individual is incompetent to make his/her own choices if reported and shortly after, investigated.

If there is an elder being abused by someone else, it’s punishable by law up to 1 year of jail time and/or a fine of $1,000.

If you or someone you know is being abused, please contact the Aging Disability Services Division – The Elder Rights Intake Unit at (702) 486-6930 OR you can reach the Statewide Office number at (888) 729-0571.

May03

February Caregiver of the Month!

What a perfect way to end the week by congratulating yet another phenomenal employee here at Legacy Home Care!

Kathleen Hartman was awarded Caregiver of the Month for being a team player. She stepped up to the plate, with no hesitation, when her coworker needed to be relieved from work for a couple of weeks.

Kathleen Hartman with her client!

We appreciate all that you do Kathleen! Especially when you go above and beyond for not just your clients, but your fellow coworkers!

Apr24

Home Care Pulse Award

Home Care Pulse awarded Legacy Home Care the Best of Home Care EMPLOYER OF CHOICE award and the Best of Home Care PROVIDER OF CHOICE award.


What is Home Care Pulse? They provide a satisfaction management program to companies in the Home Care industry. This allows surveys to go out not only to clients but also caregivers employed within your company.

Receiving these awards in the month of February was a tremendous honor, since these were based on our client reviews and surveys submitted to Home Care Pulse. We take pride in the services we provide our clients and we will continue to provide that premier service.

Not only do we want to ensure premier service to our clients, but also to our team members. We would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for our dedicated caregivers. Legacy Home Care holds true to heart with our moto, “Where your family is our family” with not just our clients but also employees.

Thank you again Home Care Pulse for awarding us, we look forward to continuing our premier service to our clients and employees!

Apr05

Now Hiring!

Do you know a friend or family member that is caring, compassionate, and driven to help those around them?
If you do, then we have the perfect position for them here at
Legacy Home Care and would love them to join our Caregiver Team!

If you or a loved one would like to apply today, click here to get started!

Mar29

January’s Caregiver of the Month!

Here at Legacy Home Care, we are fortunate enough to have caregivers that show all of the skills and dedication that it takes to provide the premier service for each of our clients. We make sure that those behaviors don’t go unnoticed, and reward them with some of their favorite goodies!

For the month of January, we decided to recognize Issi!
Issi was willing to dedicate extra hours to her client when they were needed because she truly loves her job and has a true passion for this career field.

Andi Graham, Issi Amadi-Wokocha, and John Lawerence
Andi Graham and Issi Amadi-Wokocha


So to start the year off, we wanted to show our appreciation for all of her hard work. Thank you Issi for always providing the premier service by treating our clients as if they are our family, keeping the Legacy Home Care philosophy alive!

Mar15

Love, Honor, & Cherish ‘Til Death Do Us Part

For many of us separation comes much sooner than expected. Our needs for daily care increases. As we age our mental capacity to process information is severely diminished. Husbands and wives are at their breaking point of exhaustion taking care of their spouse. Love, honor, and cherish until death parts us would be nice. If we are not dealing with Dementia, Alzheimer (loss of mental understanding), physical range of motion, and dietary restrictions. Incontinence can be breaking point for a spouse. We even must deal with money, bills, insurance forms, doctors’ appointments, and even medication management. By the time we realize that mom or dad or having trouble with caring for each other. The money has been misted managed, medication is not being taken properly and doctors’ appointments are in disarray.  

    I recently did a free in home assessment for a family that was very concerned about their parent’s, April and Thomas. Their mom April has always taken care of the family. So, the kids (that are all adults now) did not concern themselves with the day to day business of their parent’s. Not until, a social worker called and told them that their dad Thomas was in the hospital over a medication mess-up. April was overwhelmed with grief, she thought she did not give Thomas his heart medication, so she dispensed it again. Thomas’ blood pressure dropped dangerously low and she had to call 911. A family meeting was called and all their kids went over their mom and dad’s house. It was shocking to all the kids what their mom has been doing for the both of them. April was 79 years old and her day to day list of things to do would put anyone to exhaustion. They needed help and fast, but they all had jobs. The decision was made to get a personal care agency company to do the heavy lifting (meal prep, housekeeping, medication remainders, grocery shopping, trips to the doctor’s, and anywhere they need to go). That’s where my company Legacy Home Care comes in. Our caregivers can do all that and more!

We developed a care plan that best suited April and Thomas. Also, we were able to work with their long term care insurance. The care plan we developed also included their children, physical therapist, and home health care. It wasn’t more than a week or 2 when they told me that Legacy Home Care was part of their family now.

John Lawerence
Legacy Home Care

Mar072 Comments

My Best Friend, Rodney

My wife and I had just moved in to our new home in Las Vegas. A few days later we had a knock on our front door. “Hi I’m Rodney”. There stood before me an old man in his seventy’s. He introduced himself and his friend. They had just moved in next door and were anxious to meet all of their neighbors. I introduced myself and my wife.
Rodney was quite a character. He was always quick with a joke and had a great love for life and people. I guess you can say I liked him immediately. Over the course of several days I got to know him a little better. Rodney was a senior living on Social Security. A friend of his had bought a new house in Las Vegas, and Rodney agreed to rent a room from him for $400 a month.
Unfortunately, Rodney’s very small Social Security check does not cover all of his expenses. His savings, what little he had, was depleting quickly.
One day Rodney asked me for a ride to his doctor’s appointment at the veteran’s administration. His car was not working and the friend he rented a room from had just asked him to find a new place. With his car on the frits and the threat of being evicted, Rodney was starting to have some serious health problems.
Rodney’s cheerful dispensation had not wavered. I had asked Rodney if he was getting any financial benefits from the Veteran Affairs. Rodney told me that he served only four years in the United States Air Force and did not qualify for any financial benefits. I myself had not ever served in the military, but almost all my entire family had. I remember one of my cousins telling me about financial veterans’ benefits. I told Rodney I would look into it. What I found astonished me. He was eligible – not only for a pension but also additional money to pay for aid and attendants because of his failing health.  If you are a veteran over the age of 65, living on Social Security, have an honorable discharge and ninety days of active duty, with one day of the active duty been during a time of war {Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955) Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 – May 7, Vietnam war – August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975 and (1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period;) Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation) this includes service in non-combat zones} you can receive a petition from the Veteran Affairs.

John and Rodney

Over the course of the last 5 years Rodney and I have become best friends. I have also become a Veteran Advocate. If you would like to talk with me, please reach out to me at (702) 564-2979.

John Lawerence
Legacy Home Care

Feb22No Comments

Nevada Patriots Employer Program

Legacy Home Care is pleased to announce that we are now officially a part of the Nevada Patriots Employer Program!

We were extremely honored to host Evan Rush from the Department of Veteran Services Community Outreach. Evan graciously presented Legacy Home Care with a certificate on January 30, 2019. Legacy Home Care is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to support and be a part of this esteemed program.

John Lawerence, Evan Rush, and Andi Graham

The (NV) Patriots Employer Program provides businesses with education and support. This is achieved by fulfilling your business with employees who’ve already proven to be successful. This program provides multiple benefits to companies such as where to find veterans, how to retain them, the tax credits available, and other benefits of hiring men and women who have served our country.

Veterans maintain outstanding leadership and technical skills that make them an asset to any organization. By simply engaging in this key talent inquiry, this can help bring multiple benefits to a company in immeasurable ways.

Thank you for your service!

John Lawrence
Legacy Home Care
Marketing

Sep25

REST Program – Trainer of the Quarter!

Our Owner, Andrea “Andi” Graham was just announced as the REST program’s Trainer of the Quarter!  Congratulations Andi!

If you would like more information on how to because a trainer or in-home Caregiver, give Legacy Home Care a call!

http://restprogram.org/andi-graham-rest-trainer-of-the-quarter/

Sep06

Feed A Senior Campaign

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley launched its “Feed A Senior” Campaign in celebration of Grandparents Day.  As a proud sponsor of this much needed Non-Profit organization, Legacy owners volunteer their time and money to support Helping Hands’ efforts to feed our Valley’s hungry Senior Citizens.  Won’t you join us by volunteering to deliver food, pack food bags or sponsor a food drive?  Contact Brenda, the Helping Hands Volunteer Coordinator at 702-633-7264 if you would like to volunteer.

Helping Hand’s food pantry can Feed a hungry Senior for a whole MONTH with just one $20 donation!

Click Here to donate and feed a senior this month – they need your help!  

You can make a difference in someone’s life today!!