The Little Things provides affordable transportation, accompaniment, and support services for seniors and persons with special needs in Redwater and Lamont County, Alberta.
It was a call for help that spiralled The Little Things into being. The call was from an elder couple that had been in a motor vehicle accident. They needed help with housekeeping, transportation, and having groceries picked up. Answering that call evolved into a relationship of support, advocacy, and friendship as the couple navigated this difficult time and was maintained once their health and independence returned. It didn't take long before word of mouth got out, calls started coming in, and The Little Things began to take shape.
The Little Things was founded on the idea that elders and persons with special needs deserve individualized care that enables independence and peace of mind. The Little Things is committed to providing superior client care, transportation, support and advocacy and all the little things that ensure one's safety, security and independence.
All services are provided by Deanna Ruether to ensure consistency of care and to enable the building of trusting long term relationships. Single trip, regular scheduled outings, and visitation are available. Advance bookings are required. Vehicle transport accommodates canes and walkers, but not wheelchairs.
From simple errands to complex mobility requirements, the Little Things delivers you in comfort and safely to recreational or volunteer activities, important medical appointments, family visits, and more.
Companionship, access to information and services, liaising between service providers and family; support takes many forms. Whether giving a reminder phone call or acting as an attendant during important medical appointments, The Little Things offers comprehensive and customized support.
To be understood, you need to be heard. The Little Things is here to learn about your needs and see that you are represented fairly when dealing with any agency - from the complex to the bureaucratic.
I have been known to describe myself as a little bit country, a little bit city, and all about family.
I am a great lover of all nature has to offer. I like to spend my free time walking in the country, gardening, reading outside, and watching the birds at the feeders in our yard. Food is another passion of mine. I enjoy cooking and baking and take pride in processing and preserving all the fantastic produce we grow in our garden.
As much as I love the fresh air and and peace of the country, I thoroughly enjoy the arts, music, and all the entertainment offered in the bustle of the city. Above all, family is my life's breath. I love all that is involved with coming from a big family and find my greatest joy is in their company and spending time with my children and grandchildren.
I have always been drawn to caregiving and I have a great appreciation for the career opportunities that have led me to my current path. It is immensely satisfying to truly connect with and assist people, helping them to have the best possible day they can have, each and every day I see them.
Their happiness enables my happiness.
References are available and happy clients are eager to share their experience.
I can go to work trusting that Mom will get to her appointments as well as enjoy the journey there and back. She loves going on outings and it is so lovely that Deanna goes the extra mile to help out in so many ways. We really appreciate the reminder calls, the ongoing contact involving the next month’s appointment and the extra care that is second to none. Thanks for providing an awesome service!
Deanna is by a long shot the most cost effective, reliable, trustworthy, supportive service available here. I can rest easy knowing I am in excellent hands with her. Living with chronic illness can just pull the stuffing out of me some days and I will always be grateful for her being there.
Without a moments hesitation I would recommend her services to anyone. She has made the last several years easier to take as I adjust to my "new normal". I thank her for everything she does, she is a complete blessing to my family.
What a delightful experience each trip is. Deanna has proven to be a safe and responsible driver. She has always been punctual, reliable and kind. Often she has gone the extra mile and has consistently provided much more than just the basic service. I highly recommend her services. Deanna is just the right person for this as she has a caring nature and enjoys helping people.
Thank you for visiting The Little Things website! If you have questions about services or would like to book, feel free to get in touch using the contact form below or by calling 780-796-2140. I look forward to hearing from you!