Our team is passionate about making life easier for the families we serve, and our tremendous experience in all in-home care services ensures that you receive the best possible in-home care for the elderly.
I know firsthand what it means to be an elder care partner.
In 1938, William D. Pruitt wanted to marry Lucille Parker. She’d had a child out of wedlock, and in 1938, that was a huge disgrace. His family told him they would disown him if he married “that woman,” but he did it anyway, out of love. He adopted that child and raised her as his own. That child was my mother.
My granddaddy was a big man. He was my hero, and I never doubted his love for me. He used to tell me that when I was born I was the prettiest baby girl in the nursery. He would then smile and say, “Now you were also the only girl in the nursery, but you were still the prettiest.”
My Grandfather Provided Elderly Dementia Care to My Grandmother
Fast-forward 60 years, and my grandfather had taken on the role of elderly caregiver for my grandmother who had Alzheimer’s. How he loved that woman. She ended up living in a nursing home so my grandfather could get some rest, but he would still go there every morning and have breakfast with her. He would then take her on a ride around town, they would eat lunch, nap at home and he would take her back and eat dinner with her and tuck her in bed at night. My grandmother called him a “good Joe” and “the man who takes care of me.”
As many elderly family caregivers do, my grandfather died before my grandmother. His body just flat wore out.
Without Options, Another Family Member in Assisted Living
Not long after his death, and my grandmother’s death, my father-in-law—a veteran—was diagnosed with frontal temporal lobe dementia. He was a handful—too much of a handful for my mother-in-law, who started looking into assisted-living options, and ultimately placed him in a nursing home that provided care for veterans, where he later died.
We hated for him to go to a nursing home, but we didn’t know what else to do. At the time, we didn’t have information about the Aid and Attendance Benefit, that helps veterans and their families pay for in-home elder care. We had children, and we had jobs. Even if we’d had time to take care of him ourselves, we didn’t know how.
A New Calling: Providing In-Home Elderly Assistance
It was shortly after this that I started looking for a way for families to get support during their loved ones’ long-term illnesses.
I didn’t know of any companies that provided elderly care services that truly helped families, but I knew that I wanted to offer services like that to families just like mine. A friend led me to the elder care resources on the Home Helpers website. To my delight, here was a home health care provider that did just what I was looking for. So, in 2006, I launched Home Helpers Georgia and Alabama.
The rest, as they say, is history.
We have been able to help hundreds of families: adult children, caring for elderly or ill parents, who found out they were not alone. These once lost and confused family caregivers tell us how grateful they are to have found the senior care support and education they needed.
Our focus is providing in-home care for the elderly as well as for those with long-term illnesses and disabilities. We also provide community workshops for families to learn all they can about their loved ones’ situation and home health care needs. You can sign up for our monthly newsletter about elder care events and workshops at the button below:
In 2013 my husband joined my elder care business, and we are a family-run home care assistance business and a large extended family made up of our caregivers—who we believe are the best trained, most compassionate in-home senior care caregivers in the industry.
In the beginning my goal was to give families and their loved ones the ability to age in place. We have succeeded in that goal and are now offering education, and a full suite of resources for seniors and family caregivers, and we leading our community in elder care support.
Home Helpers Franchisees of the Year (2015)
From the hundreds of Home Helpers locations, my husband Phillip and I were chosen to receive the 2015 IFA/Home Helpers Franchisees of the Year award. Here’s what the national Home Helpers team had to say about our local elderly care business:
“As successful business owners and providers of in-home elderly assistance, the Dows have so much to be proud of. Beth and Phillip have built a family legacy and a reputation for generosity. For years, their team has consistently delivered quality in-home elder care services for families in need of a helping hand.”
Home Helpers President’s Award (2015) and Pioneer Award (2014 and 2015)
We were proud to be recognized with two prestigious awards at the 2015 Home Helpers National Conference in Orlando, Florida.
These awards recognized our office’s commitment to sharing our unique ideas and experience in providing in-home elderly care with the Home Helpers offices serving more than 600 communities around the country. This was the second year in a row we earned the Pioneer Award, and our first winning the President’s Award.
Home Care Pulse Certified Provider and Certified Employer
Home Care Pulse, a nationally-recognized third party, is the leader in in-home elderly care quality assurance. Home Helpers of Georgia & Alabama partners with Home Care Pulse to conduct monthly client satisfaction surveys of our current and past clients. These surveys show:
With engaged local ownership and the benefits of a national organization’s resources, Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama has the best of both worlds. At our family-owned business, you can always expect both professionalism and courtesy from our staff.
Our extraordinary home care team’s base of operations is in Coweta county serving throughout metro Atlanta, mid-west Georgia and eastern Alabama. We are proud to offer in-home caregiver services in the following communities, plus surrounding areas:
For more information, or to schedule your free in-home consultation, please call us at (678) 876-5118, or fill out the form at the top of the page. We’ll be happy to help you!