Henry’s Story

Henry's StoryHenry lives independently in Sun City West, AZ where he moved from MI for retirement.  In his late 70’s, he stays physically fit by working out and attending community exercise classes.

Henry’s family lives all around the country, from California to Boston. Even though he stays healthy and fit, Henry’s children can’t help but worry about him. They needed “peace of mind” from a distance and decided to try GrandCare, the same technology now used by Caregiver Systems and professional caregivers across the country. Not only is the family more at ease, Henry enjoys all of the updated information that his children and grandchildren send regularly. His grandchildren even send cell phone pictures on a daily basis!

Since the whole family lives out of state, they elected to work with a home-based care organization to provide the necessary human element of Henry’s care. A professional caregiver named Molly comes to Henry’s apartment twice a week to do some light house work, take him on outings and provide him with some companionship.

Molly and her organization work directly with Henry, his extended family and their GrandCare system. If a daily living situation arises, the system automatically notifies Molly directly by phone or text, so she can respond quickly. Henry’s family loves it, because they can continually check in online and be a part of Henry’s caregiver network from afar. Molly leaves notes on a password protected website for Henry’s family to see anytime. If Henry wins at bingo or if he has a cold, Henry’s family can feel “in the loop”.

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