When someone we care about is ill or dying it’s important that they are treated with extra care and support… I know first-hand how hard it is to find the professional help needed during these tough times. My name is Cindy May and this is my story.
Back in 1996 while raising my small children, my dear grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a debilitating disease which wipes away the person’s memory and abilities to the point where they regress back to childhood. My family hired aides to care for my grandmother, but they took advantage of her by stealing from her and abusing her. I couldn’t stand by and watch my grandmother go through this, after all she was still a human being, one who brought so much love and joy to our family. So we took her in.
Taking care of an adult is a 24/7 job, that requires patience and respect. My grandmother needed to be bathed, fed, her diapers changed just like my small children required. This went on for 3 years. Near the end, she slipped into a coma. My grandmother had always loved fresh flowers and classical music, so in order to give her comfort during her final days I put fresh flowers in her arms while she listened to her classical music in our home. It was a privilege to love and care for her during a time where she needed me the most.
As my 4 kids grew, I opened a day care in my home so that I could continue to be a stay at home mom to care for my kids and earn a living. After my children had grown I was able to go back to school to study home health care – something that has come naturally to me as most of my life I’ve been raising children, and caring for the elderly and sick.
My experience with my grandmother inspired me on this new path. It is my mission to see that others whose loved ones are ill or dying are given the care and respect they deserve during their final years. My caring and professional home health care team and I are here for you and your loved ones to give peace and comfort to all during this difficult transition.