Atlanta in-home care service gets woman back on her feet

Atlanta in-home care service gets woman back on her feet

Member name Helene Zusmann
Company name Menders Inc.
Category Elder Care - In-home services
Was work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $1,008

Description of work: "I hired Menders Inc. for post-operative home care. They sent Alicia, who took superb care of me. She handled all the nursing duties, washed and ironed my clothes, prepared meals, completed small household chores and even walked my dog. Everything was outstanding. I highly recommend this company for home health care. They've been in business many years and the owner, Betty Vangerpen, is very particular about whom she hires.Alicia was extremely professional, intelligent and very pleasant."

Member comments: "If you need help recovering, this is the company to call. A talk with the owner and her nurses ­- one is always on duty — would convince anyone of the high company standards and its' mission statement. I had serious surgery and they made all the difference in my rate of recovery. They're unequivocally superb!"

This was Zusmann's third knee surgery so she knew recuperation would be intense.

"I have loving children close by and they helped out as much as possible, but having someone there all day long gave me great peace of mind," she says.

The active 74-year-old recovered nicely and is resuming her water aerobics schedule. It was the little things Alicia did that Zusmann most appreciated.

"You're depressed and you hurt when you come home from the hosptial," she says. "Alicia massaged my neck, washed and curled my hair. She didn't hover over me, but was never far away."

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