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Visiting Angels bring peace, peace of mind to seniors' homes

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 00:54:41-05

Roger Mills is 91 years old and lives with his daughter. He's a retired Corpus Christi firefighter who now needs a little help from time to time.

When an assisted-living facility stopped working for Teresa Allee and her aging father, she moved him in with her. She said Visiting Angels offers the needed help, while giving her peace of mind.

"It is absolutely perfect for me," Allee said. "One of the major things is I feel like I can trust them. I don't worry about things."

Visiting Angels of Corpus Christi, which has been in business since 1998, said it fills the gaps between assisted living and independence.

"We help families everyday keep loved ones safe and independent in their homes," said Visiting Angels of Corpus Christi Director Susan Kerr.

Kerr said the company designs care plans to fit a senior's specific needs, while allowing them to remain in his or her own home.

"They make up the bed, they help dress him and entertain them," said Teresa Allee, Mills' daughter.

For some, aging can feel like a burden for both for the person who is getting older and for the family members who are left caring for them. Many seniors don't want to enter a living facility but sometimes don't have a choice.

"Visiting Angels care givers help seniors in a number of ways," Kerr said.

Staff members are trained to care for a range of needs, such as Alzheimer's care and companion care.

"We help them get up in the morning," Kerr said. "We help them prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner. We help with medication reminders if that's needed."