Our inspiration is your situation...
I want to start this series by sharing my family's story of why we ventured into the personal care business.
When I was only a year old my family moved to Dayton, Ohio, and just 6 weeks after settling into our new home all four of us contracted Chicken Pox. Here my parents were, extremely sick, with two small children under the age of 5, unable to care for themselves, much less the rest of their new family. Our saving grace? A couple that we barely knew took my sister and I into their home to care for us while we recovered. This formed a life-long bond that gave us an unexpected set of grandparents!
Fast forward many years, and our family stayed close, even after we moved to Virginia 5 years later. After moving to Florida my grandfather suffered a stroke, and my grandmother put all of her attention into caring for him. When we would go visit, every time she would stop and rest in a chair, she would doze off right away. We always assumed she had been up waiting on us to arrive from our two day journey, and that she was just worn out from the excitement of us being there, when it was really from her around the clock care for him. Between managing his Dr visits, tracking his medicines, and making sure he was not only healthy as could be managed at home, but that he was comfortable as well. All of her attention and energy went into caring for her husband.
For 18 long years she cared for him mostly by herself, with only the occasional break from a friend coming by while she ran to the grocery store for the essential needs for the week. We were unaware of the strain that this put on her both mentally and physically throughout the years, and as his health declined, and he was admitted to a health and rehab facility for the last year of his life, her attention narrowed to only making sure he was comfortable in his last stages of life.
Once he passed away she was left with a void beyond the loss of her husband. We could see her trying to fill her day with activities, but with all of her previous efforts being focused on his care, it made his passing all the harder. We wanted to give families a chance to stay families longer, without having to move a loved one into a nursing facility. Our desire is to see individuals in our community have the opportunity to spend more of their years making memories in the comfort of their own home with one on one care, instead of a nursing facility that can feel cold and unfamiliar.
While this is just one of the reasons we chose to go into personal home care, it has been our inspiration to help families through their situations with their family members and help them look after them with the level of care they deserve.