Making Decisions with Aging Parents: Clay’s Story

“Before engaging PyxisCare, our family was lost in a maze – attempting to make critical and emotionally draining decisions regarding the care for my parents.  When I saw the comprehensive assessment that they conducted, I knew we had made the right decision to choose PyxisCare Management.”
–Clay K.     (Son and caregiver for aging parents; business owner; husband)

Like many, my family struggled with the challenges of providing the best care for aging parents. My father had just had a significant surgery and he needed a place to recover safely. The facility the hospital referred him to was not right for him and we were all unhappy with the situation.

I was introduced to Mindy Jones and PyxisCare by my accountant, who knew I needed help with making a new plan that helped our family.  We contacted Mindy and within hours, we had a thorough evaluation of my father’s full needs.  We were able to review several options and chose a facility that met all of our requirements for keeping him safe and would also be a place he would enjoy.  We didn’t know at the time that he would spend the last months of his life there and we were so grateful that we had the expertise to improve his situation.

A few years later, my mother’s failing health, complicated by dementia, required that we find a good fit for her very specialized needs. Once again, we called PyxisCare and after an evaluation, we found just the right place for her and for us.

When you’re coming into decisions about your parents, it tough and you want to make the right decisions. In thinking about our relationship with PyxisCare, the following words come to mind: compassionate, caring, professional, practiced, transparent, patient, helpful, flexible, helpful, diligent, communicative and affordable.

I want to formally thank Mindy and her team for the care and expertise shown to our family during this difficult transitional time of my parent’s lives.