How You Can “Thrive at Home”
When his Parkinson’s doctor told him that there were options to getting more help in the home, Jimmie Treat and his wife, Marcie, decided that Midland Care’s Thrive at Home program was just what they needed.
“We like that when the time comes to need hospice or additional services, we can stay with Midland. We want to stay with the same care as long as possible,” said Jimmie.
Having help with daily activities, caregiving needs, and some light exercising makes Jimmie feel safer while continuing to live independently at Brandon Woods in Lawrence.
“We enjoy having Dawn come, and encouraging exercise and helping us both out around the house. She has gotten to know us so well and she just makes us feel comfortable.”
Since Jimmie’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s, even daily activities have started to become a little more difficult.
Having a program that can be flexible and fluid with his needs is important. Assistance with light housekeeping and hygiene allows Marcie some respite from being a primary caregiver and also lets her remain Jimmie’s wife and not the sole caregiver.
Menu of Help
The Thrive at Home program is a “menu” of sorts for people to be able to choose the kind of help they need. Midland Care Thrive at Home specializes in caring for individuals needing help with:
- Bathing and dressing
- Diabetic monitoring
- Home exercise programs
- Laundry and changing linens
- Lifeline and medication dispensers
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation and cleanup
- Medication setup and reminders
- Respite for caregivers
- Wound care
- Other services including social work or physical therapy (based upon your individual needs)
“It’s nice to know that if things get harder, we still have this great care, and they will still be here to help even more,” said the Treats. “We have more options. Parkinson’s has made life harder, but the Thrive at Home program has made things in life easier.”
Jimmie and Marcie Treat have lived in Kansas off and on, with Marcie being a teacher and Jimmie being in the ministry. They currently live at Brandon Woods at Alvamar Independent Living.
MIDLAND CARE OPTIONS:
Midland Care Topeka
Administration, Palliative Care Clinic, Education Center
200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
785-232-2044 • 800-491-3691
Midland Care Topeka PACE Center
Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
130 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
The House at Midland Care
Inpatient Hospice House, Adult Day Health
120 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606
Midland Care on 6th Avenue
Center for Hope and Healing, Findables Resale Store
1112 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
Meals on Wheels
Meal delivery, wellness checks
2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614