I had to write you to let you know the incredible shift I’ve seen in my 87 year–old father. Since mom died and he moved in with us 6 years ago, I’ve worried as his zest for life and his level of activity have both decreased dramatically. Running a busy household with 3 kids as well as a growing business, I’ve felt guilty about the lack of 1:1 time I’ve been able to give my dad in these tougher years of his.
And then Companions for Living showed up. Wow. I sat across from him last night and soaked in the fact that his sparkle is back, he’s spending time again out in the garden, he’s even going out to coffee with your amazing staff member. The days Carolyn shows up are special ones for dad (and for me) because he has a patient ear to listen to the (repeated) stories, and has someone completely dedicated to his well being and happiness. This has not only given him joy, it has taken an enormous level of stress off of my shoulders.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. What you provide – joy, care, companionship for the overlooked elderly – is truly priceless.
Over the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of caring for countless men and women . I can honestly say that I enjoy my job, and I thank God for the opportunity to be of service to people in the later portion of their lives. Companions for Living has given me that platform to do what I do best. I go to work each day and meet some of the most interesting people with the biggest hearts. I laugh and cry with them and miss them terribly when they’re gone. It doesn’t feel like work to me. I have a calling in my life and this is it. I am at my best when I’m caring for others. Thank you to Companions for Living for giving me the platform to spread my wings and fly. 10 years strong and still going.
“My experience with Companions for Living has been most satisfying. Coming at a time when decisions were difficult to make alone, I found that the agency’s personal attention and sensitivity to the subject matter has been extremely gratifying. The caregiver selected was well matched to my mom’s personality and needs. Being most thankful for their guidance, I would not hesitate to use the services of Companions for Living for your loved ones.”
“I just want to say how much we have appreciated all your care and wonderful work on behalf of Mom and your office staff has been just wonderful! The caregiver to work with Mom was so perfect. THANK YOU for assigning her. Thank you again for all you have done for us and please extend this to everyone in the office, especially Mom’s last two caregivers.”
“Companions for Living has been perfect for my needs. I have a brain injury and use a wheelchair. Also, I don’t drive. I lived with my mother who recently suddenly died, so my need for companion help came real fast. My needs included light clean-up and transportation. Companions for Living is the only service I found that does all this. In the first month, they transported me to two doctors and two dentist appointments. Also, I’m really happy with their fast response time to my questions and requirements.”
“Our experience with Companions for Living has been very positive. The company takes a very pro-active, hands-on attitude towards maintaining its clients’ satisfaction. They understand the importance not only of providing for each clients’ individual physical requirements, but also takes care to assess and select companions/caregivers who are genuinely dedicated and sensitive to the particular client’s needs.”
I wanted to be sure to let you know about my experiences with your company over the last two years, and about the care that my mother Marie received. From the very first day when I called your company over two years ago and spoke to Elaine, it has been a truly positive experience. I remember that first phone call when Elaine explained everything in detail and made the appointment to come and meet my mother at the rehab hospital. Right from that first conversation I felt reassured and confident that I was dealing with a quality company. Elaine has been wonderful over the last two years. I have called her in the evening and on weekends and many times in between. She has always been extremely professional yet sincere and caring through every aspect of Mom’s care. She has met with me in person whenever I needed her and helped me figure out situations that were difficult when my mom transition from 24-7 care to part-time care. She has been kind and caring through every phase of this journey. You are truly lucky to have her.
“I found Companions for Living to be very professional and helpful. The staff does a good job of meeting the client’s needs and providing quality services. Julianne and her staff did well dealing with a complex situation that needed extra attention. I feel comfortable recommending Companions for Living as a resource to people in need of home care services.”
“I had always dreaded the day when my mother would “become the burden” she dreaded becoming and came very close when her Alzheimer’s rapidly progressed following a recent illness. Thanks to Companions for Living and the wonderful round-the-clock caregiver Companions for Living has provided, Mom is enjoying her life by continuing the activities that were so important to her with trained, friendly, comforting, and patient support. We have peace of mind knowing she is happy in her own home and reliably cared for. I especially appreciate the company’s flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of my mom and the rest of my family. This firm is a Godsend!”