Wofford-Porter - "The services provided to my mother by Eleanor Ruth Stanley and her staff were loving and most appreciated. Mother is fiercely independent and resisted some of their efforts. This was handled with the utmost professionalism and resulted in a very workable relationship.
The agency came to us highly recommended; we trusted the referral source and were not disappointed. The caregivers were much more than companions. The staff went above and beyond the call of duty many times. The ladies were our ears when we could not accompany mother to her medical appointments, they helped get her car repaired when she had neglected to have it serviced, they cleaned up plumbing disasters, arranged social activities and saw to it that she was not alone on special occasions. This is a short list of things they did for mother that most agencies would consider to be "extra services"."
McLarty - "It is a pleasure to recommend Eleanor's Care Giving Services to you for consideration of elder care. In July 2006, our family needed to provide support for one parent following multiple surgeries while caring for the other parent as well. Eleanor Ruth Stanley stepped in with a staff of capable and compassionate caregivers to cover both overnight visits at the hospital and daytime support for the family.
After relocating my parents to Little Rock at the end of the summer, we were fortunate enought to establish an ongoing relationship with Eleanor's Care Giving and we continue to use them on a regular basis. Each member of the team is skilled and caring and able to assist in the every day living of the elderly."
Arnold - "My husband Ben and I are only children with one elderly mother who has dementia and a recently deceased mother. I started using Eleanor Ruth and her ladies about three years ago, as a companion for my mother. We can most highly recommend these women as honest, intelligent, compassionate, efficient, creative and conscientious caregivers.
They have allowed us to travel and have a fairly normal feeling of peace when we leave home. My mother fell while we were in Michigan, and the crew took over and stayed with her, communcating with the doctors and us until we could get home. My husband's mother fell and broke her hip while we were out of state in November, 2007. She was hospitalized for ten days, with these women staying with her around the clock. They journaled and questioned all of her care and advised us when things occured that we needed to know about.
They are very knowledgeable and eldercare and have certainly made life easier and less stressful for us. I continue to use them with my mother. They have become like an extended family for us."
Heyman - "I am glad to recommend your service without hesitation. The care provided to my mother, starting in December of 2007 was outstanding. Your caregivers often went beyond what the job description might have been and it was clear to all that their main motivation was in "caring" in everyway possible. Thanks for all that you and your staff did for my mother during the last two years of her life.
Doshier - "After a terrible experience with a home health care company in Little Rock our family was needing someone reliable, qualified and caring to stay with our father. He had spent weeks in the hospital after complications with heart valve surgery and was needing 24 hour care. A friend recommended Eleanor Stanley to us. She and her caregivers are the best thing we could have done for our father. They went above and beyond what we could have expected and my father was very happy. They wer not just "sitters", they got him to do his therapy, cooked, cleaned, got him to doctor's appointments, ran errands, and visited with him. Eleanor was very flexible and worked with us whenever we had schedule changes, etc. Some of the caregivers even went to the hospital to visit our father when he got very ill." Taking care of aging parents can be very stressful and Eleanor and her caregivers helped to relieve that stress for us. We would recommend her for anyone who wants to be certain that their loved ones are going to be well taken care of."
Bell - "Eleanor Ruth Stanley recently provided overnight care for my mother, Elwanda B. Bell, while she was in Baptist Health in Little Rock. Her services were outstanding. She was prompt, professional, efficient and provided a nightly narrative for the family's review. Ms. Stanley appears to be an honest and caring person, and I can highly recommend her for caregiving services."
Hallmark - "We were given Mrs. Stanley's name by a friend when we needed care for my husband's mother. We were doing all we could to keep from having to put her in a nursing home, so her condition was meant that we had to find someone else if our regular help couldn't come at the last minute. Once we were in touch with ER's services, we were never in doubt that someone would always come when we needed them, even without giving much notice. That was a real blessing for us to know that we could go out of town or work late without having to worry that someone was going to be there. We had a regular time scheduled each week, and we also frequently called to fill in other time slots when we couldn't be home. I would highly recommend anyone using the services of this group of wonderful people."
Ron Teeter - "I am most appreciative and grateful for the assistance provided by Eleanor's Care Giving Services, LLC in caring for my wife Linda during her treatment at UAMS for multiple myeloma. Our particular needs were for 24 hour care for short periods of time while I returned home. The caregiving involved transporting my wife to the clinic once or twice per day as well as residential care at the apartment.
Eleanor and her staff provided the needed assistance in a most professional, loving and Christian manner. Her willingness to provide a service tailored to our specific needs was commendable. I can certainly recommend her to anyone requiring caregiving services."
To whom it may concern: Andrea provided in home care for my mother starting January 2013 through the end of June 2013. This was when my mother was diagnosed with early dementia and was at a stage where she needed 24 x 7 continual supervision. Andrea was hired as our day care giver Monday – Friday. Her duties were to supervise my Mom, assist with meals, dispense medication, and light housekeeping. Very shortly after we hired Andrea our situation changed and continued to change through several phases up through my Mom’s passing away in late June. With each phase and progression Andrea adjusted. She assisted with the coordination of our night care giver and working with the family to assure coverage. She took vitals and did daily recording of the information, coordinating with home health care nurses. Andrea continued to adjust and work with our family, through dialysis treatments, hospice and was present the evening my Mother passed away. Andrea was not only a capable care giver, but was also a cheerful companion. She bonded with my Mother and would take her places, assist in her therapy, helped make her home open to my Mother’s friends to visit, etc. She would help my Mother with her flowers, bird feeder, circle books, etc. as these were all things that helped pass time and provided enjoyment. Andrea respected my Mother’s faith and would even remind her of TV shows on EWTN that she knew that she enjoyed watching. Andrea did an excellent job communicating with our family. She would use several means of communication, telephone calls, face to face conversations, text, and e-mail. She also would provide recommendations of when the family should have conversations about next step or phase of treatment. Things like, are you aware that your Mother dislikes dialysis and said the only reason she is going is because her kids want her to do so. Andrea would share this feedback and suggest the family discuss. It was good to have someone bring those type of things to the forefront. Andrea is trustworthy on every front. She respected my Mother’s home as if it were her own, she handled petty cash and always provided receipts, we never had to worry if meds were given appropriately, and we could trust that she would take my Mother to Dr. Appointments and assure we had a recap of the visit. I don’t only recommend Andrea by this letter, I have recommended her to others in person and will continue to do so. Our family is very pleased that Andrea was part of our Mother’s life and part of her support structure during her last 6 months.
TO IT MAY CONCERN:
Andrea served as a daytime caregiver for my mother from January-May 2013.
Her duties included constant care and meeting daily needs: patient needs primary, such as assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, mobility, meal preparation and making sure Mom's ate and drank regularly; secondary was light housekeeping chores like changing the linen, washing clothes, keeping the home neat and the bathroom and kitchen clean.
Andrea also provided transportation to appointments such as dialysis and doctor appointments, as well as a few trips to the grocery store with Mom.
Mother, was very pleased and immediately felt like Andrea was one of the family. My brother, two sisters,and myself felt completely comfortable with leaving our mother in Andrea's care, and truly appreciated not only the level of care she provided, but the fact that she really did 'care' for our mother on a personal relationship basis.
During hopsital stays and stays in rehab and hospice facilities we were fortunate that we were able to hire Andrea to fill in for time shifts when a family member could not be present or just when we needed a break.
Speaking for myself I would have to say that Andrea was a true God Send and I would recommend her highly . . . . just as she was recommended to us.