Independent Home Care Support Network
  Local Care for Local Elders
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
​           MARY ANNE EVANS 
(aka "GEORGE ELIOT")

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Independent Home Care Support Network is local independent people, who can work in teams from the support group.We have served Cloverdale, CA. Since forming in 2012. We’ve treated every client like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal local touch. 
The Independent Home Care Suppport Network was formed in 2011, in response to multiple calls and requests for caregiver support for local seniors. We meet monthly to provide support, networking, and as a community resource of information. These meetings encourage the highest quality of care, and assists in forming teams when needed for our local rural community. IHCSN has been serving our local elders in need for over 3 years. We have helped many clients and their families in providing quality consistent care for themselves or their loved ones.

We seek to improve the quality of our client's lives through dependable caring service which protects their dignity, sense of worth and confidentiality. We are committed to assist the families of seniors who struggle with the complex responsibilities of caring for their loved ones. Our in-home care allows the client to enjoy life in the comfort of their own home, with the care provider that they or their responsibile family member can choose themselves.

My favorite success story was when I got a call from a sheep rancher that lives up in the valley with his mother, who;d broken her hip, and was comin' home from the hospital, just before Memorial Day, which was the weekend the rancher had scheduled the annual sheep sheering. None of the agencies he called could cover his needs. In desperation he gave us a call. We "saved him a world of grief" by giving him what he needed to cover the whole weekend, with a team that has lasted ever since.  One of the care providers, an old timer herself, knew the family even though they lived a good 15 miles out between towns. It was a win win for everyone.

I am proud of the compassionate quality care that our group provides. It is consistent, and long lasting, personal, confidential, and respectful of each individual need. 

My dreams is to have any rural or community centered area, create their own home care support network. It is the work that has always been done by community members, usually women. We have always seen after the needs of the elders of our community, but now women need to get paid for the work they used to volunteer. The IHCSN system provides a template for creating a caring community. It creates jobs, and it gives elders an option for care in their own homes. 
It's a win-win for everyone!

submitted 2015 by Janet Seaforth coordinator
When my husband, Ron Wells, was nearing the end of his life, I enlisted the services of the IHCSN to provide 24 hour care, as I could no longer do so. Two caregivers were provided. Both women provided care that was professional, caring, and very helpful to me personally. Jennifer arrived with her own bedding and food, and kept meticulous records of every service she provided Ron during that time. I would not hesitate to recommend this support network to anyone. Worth every penny.

Kay Wells
Cloverdale, CA.
In small communities like Cloverdale, where services are not always readily available, it is comforting to know that the network of home care workers are providing a much needed service to families and individuals.  Recently, my ninety-four year old aunt fell and broke her hip.  She was ospitalized for three weeks and then sent home under the twenty-four care of the home care providers.  Her particular situation, factored by her age and the remoteness of her residence, was challenging to our family but resolved by the individual who could accommodate our needs.  Since arriving home about a month ago, my aunt has improved and gained strength, due, in a large part, to the attentive care and meticulous attention to detail the care providers have given.  The home care providers worked closely with the physical therapists, nurses and occupational therapists who made regular in home visits for three weeks following my aunt's release from the hospital.  The doctors expect her to have a full recovery however the question of whether she will be able to live completely independently is yet to be seen.  Fortunately, the team is working on a plan which will provide part time assistance on a permanent basis.  This will allow my aunt a degree of the independence she so desperately desires while providing the level of security our family needs to feel comfortable with her living situation.

Our family is grateful to the Cloverdale Independent Home Care Support Network and you, Janet in particular, for facilitating this vital link in our community.  We realize how fortunate we are to have professional and affordable home care providers available. Without your help, my aunt would have had no choice but to go into a care facility instead of being able to return to her familiar surroundings, which, no doubt has aided in her miraculous recovery.

Sincerely,
Sydney Sciaini