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“100 percent pleased with Porchlight. They’re pleasant and always on time!”

The Galleranis at their home at Wilbraham Commons.

The Galleranis at their home at Wilbraham Commons.

Married for 64 years, Peter and Maria Gallerani, of Wilbraham Commons, were simply made for each other. With the support of Porchlight Home Care, they will continue to stay together in their own home. Since Peter, 86, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 15 years ago, Maria provided the support at home, supplementing the care offered by the VA. However, in recent months, Maria began having her own health challenges, which included a stint in the hospital for a flare-up of COPD. It was clear that the couple would need additional support to maintain their independence.

Porchlight Home Care was the right choice to keep the Galleranis together at home.

Porchlight’s Home Care Services

Porchlight’s professional home health aides provide three days of service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which includes:

•Assistance showering, grooming and dressing.
•Light meal preparation. Maria still cooks and the Galleranis receive Meals on Wheels from Elder Services.
•Household tasks including laundry and light housekeeping.
•Companionship and assistance with walking and exercise for Mr. Gallerani.
 
Outcome

  After many years in Florida, the Galleranis returned to the Pioneer Valley seven years ago to be closer to their son and grandson. With the support of Porchlight they are able to spend more quality time with family and friends, many of whom live nearby in the Wilbraham Commons community.

In Maria’s Own Words

“I haven’t had to lift a finger since they got here. I’m 100 percent pleased with Porchlight. Peter is helped with everything. They are all so good, pleasant and they’re always on time!”

Click here to read more about the Gallerani’s experience with Porchlight.