I cannot begin to adequately thank you for the extraordinary care, companionship, and love you gave to both Leonard and my mother. They would never have lived so long or so well had we made any other arrangements than hiring you. I am deeply grateful to you and your extraordinary team of caregivers. You thoroughly understood who they were and how they wanted to live, and you took great care to ensure that every aspect of their lives remained the way they wanted it to be up until the very end. At each step in their aging, you adjusted what was necessary and kept everything else exactly as it had been. I was amazed at how peaceful mother’s passing was – no pain, no anxiety, eating well until just a few days before her death, and dying in the comfort of her own bed in the home she lived in for nearly 70 years. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for enabling her to die such a painless, peaceful and noble death.
I have seen many home health aides, but I have never encountered anything like the steadfast support, dedication and sincere loving care that mother and Leonard received from the caregivers you hired and managed. Beyond that, you truly became a member of our family in all the right ways, sharing your love while respecting boundaries. It is almost impossible for me to imagine that you cared for any other patients – we always felt we had your full energy and attention any time of the day or night it was needed. And you gave me the extraordinary gift that so few people have, of being able to continue my life and work without interruption while knowing that my parents were receiving the best possible care and without needing me to be there in person or worry about managing caregivers.
I will always be grateful to you for that — and I have to say that you are also an inspiration to me – in your dedication to your work, your tireless 24/7 level of energy, your commitment to politics, your tough but fair management style, and the amazing number of things you manage to get done every day.
Thank you for all you have done for me and my family, and I look forward to staying in touch.