As the poet once said, “No man is an Island unto himself.” We need to be cared for when we are born. The cycle of life brings us back when we need to be cared for again. We cherish our independence, but we are not invincible to the physical and mental decline that comes with aging.
The modern age provides us with supplements, and various technologically advanced forms of assistance, but, in the end, it is human contact that we crave. Whether it be a smile or a moment of reassurance, a task accomplished to put someone at ease, to lighten the burden, to reach out even at an unexpected moment, to provide a sense of security. This is the setting which I have envisioned for home care.
Many years ago, there was a time when my mother needed my care. She had had a couple of severe heart attacks and my father had long passed away. Alone, we not only survived but mutually replenished the human contact in each other. I, through the strength that grew in me as I learned the patience and importance of caring, while she, through her submission to the comfort she now required. The ebb and flow of this give and take for years and months on end brought us the tranquility in simple daily tasks. And when apart, what remained were the memories that brought peace of mind.
It is those very memories that, over the last twenty-five years, I have tried to promote in the home care setting.
As in our daily lives there is no one solution for caring. Caring only begins to take on meaning when we reach out for it.
The sustainability of real care is only achieved when through human interaction there is the realization that frailty is a universal inevitability. Understanding and recognizing it gives us the chance to accept our humanity.
In light of that realization, our home care service is designed to promote that very kind of care.
In my years of experience in developing and operating home care delivery it has been my mission to achieve standards as reflected above.
President and Chief Operating Officer