A New Lenox CNA recently opened her home to seniors seeking an alternative to large Illinois Nursing Homes. The New Lenox Patriot reports Holly Hull, a veteran nursing home CNA, has opened Holly’s Alternative Care. Recognizing that many larger nursing homes fail to provide one-on-one interaction and a homelike environment, Hull decided to open her home as a small-scale care facility
“After 25 years at nursing homes and hospice facilities I decided to work from home while still providing care for seniors. It is my mission to give them a more focused care in a setting that is safer and more comfortable than a nursing home and at a cheaper rate,” said Hull.
Hull’s home will accommodate up to two senior at a time. Each senior will have their own furnished room, a twin bed, TV and dresser. Meals, housekeeping, laundry, and utilities are included in the monthly rent which is based on the type of care and amount of care provided. The home is handicapped accessible so seniors with wheelchairs and walkers can freely navigate through her home.
The smaller setting does not mean that the nursing care will be compromised. Hull and an assistant will still provide 24-hour care to the residents. Additionally, Hull has experience caring for seniors with special needs. Hull has cared for seniors with nervous system disorders, diabetes and special diets.
The Nursing Homes Abuse Blog wishes Holly Hull and her facility well. Hopefully others will take notice that there are viable alternatives to sterile, commercial nursing homes. Good luck Holly!