About Homewatch CareGivers in Birmingham - My journey of bringing a Homewatch CareGivers home-care agency to Birmingham, Ala. began in 1990. I was a college student while caregiving for my grandparents in Birmingham. The challenge I faced was: How could I be in two different cities at the same time? For the most part, Birmingham home care agencies did not exist and I had no idea where to turn. Through my research at the university library, I found Homewatch CareGivers, the pioneers of home care. Although Homewatch CareGivers had been in business since the early 1980s, they did not offer home care services in our area. I was amazed that Homewatch CareGivers would not let me off the phone until they gave me extensive caregiving advice for my grandparents. They were truly concerned about preserving the dignity of my grandmother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. I continued to discuss caregiving with Homewatch CareGivers through 1996, the year I lost both of my grandparents. I am always amazed at the passion and professionalism that Homewatch CareGivers has for taking care of people of all ages.
In 2008, our office manager, Dawn Wood, went through a similar caregiving situation with her grandfather who was also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Dawn and her parents lived in a different city and it was very difficult to be in two places at once. I remembered Homewatch CareGivers and gave them a call. When I explained our situation to them they were a great help to us over the phone with caregiving advice for Alzheimer’s patients. However, they still did not offer home care services in Birmingham. Dawn felt the same passion and desire from Homewatch CareGivers to help people that I had witnessed back in the early 1990s. Dawn and I felt that our community was missing this passion and desire to help people. We decided we needed to do something for our community so I placed another call to Homewatch CareGivers. This call was to discuss bringing the pioneers of home care services to Birmingham. I am very proud and excited to announce the opening of Homewatch CareGivers in Birmingham, Alabama. Dawn and I are so excited to provide peace of mind for our clients and loved ones by providing exceptional in-home care to our community.
Choosing a home care agency is no easy task, and every aspect of that agency should be considered, from their staff to types of care they provide. Homewatch CareGivers prides itself on our ability to understand your home health care needs and seek to provide the best home care available. With a multitude of home care agencies available, picking the perfect one should be a collaborative process with an expert in agency that understands all aspects of home care. With Homewatch CareGivers, you can rest assured we have your in home care needs in mind with every one of our consultations.
John Cochran, Owner