The term family has evolved over the years. In the past, we thought of a “family” as immediate relatives. This included: Mom, Dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. With changing times, families now can be a variety of closely-bonded relationships. Some of these relationships may include: a single parent with young children, due to a deceased or noninvolved parent, a close friend that may not have relatives, an elderly neighbor whose relatives live out of the area or a child with special needs, such as autism.
In the past, families were able to depend on their relatives for support, having grandparents to baby-sit, house-sit or care for a sick loved one, while the parents went to work was the norm. Now, the economy requires society to endure careers that are demanding in order to maintain the financial stability for a comfortable lifestyle. Balancing hobbies, friends, and extracurricular activities can be overwhelming. Our once reliable support system is unavailable because parents are providing for their families.
A Broad Range of Family Care Services
There are a variety of demands that can disrupt a parent’s sense of balancing a personal and professional lifestyle:
- Managing an at-home business, while providing childcare
- Caring for an aging parent, a family member who is ill, or a close friend after surgery
- Maintaining work and home, during the hospitalization or illness of a loved one
- Single parents meeting the time demands of a job
- An increase in the number of hours that you work, due to an unexpected emergency or project
- Post-surgical care
- Assistance with shopping
- Coordinating meals and cooking
- Moments for Mommy
- Light housekeeping and picking up after children
- Laundry and linen service
- Pick up and drop off children at school
- Accompany a family, while on vacation or business travel
- Nighttime or evening care
- Assistance with home and childcare during hospitalization and illness
- Childcare at home, while away to help a family member or friend who is ill
- Children with autism or other special needs
- Achieving a Sense of Balance in Your Life
At Independence Assistance, we are here to assist you through these challenges and help you to maintain a sense of balance in your life. Our customers benefit from our service because they no longer spend time trying to accomplish everything. Quality time should be spent with the family.
Our services start with a visit to your home. A service coordinator will meet with you to determine how we can be of assistance.