No, this is another business of love.
My co-owner sent me an email a little while ago that pretty much sums up why we continue to work 24×7 managing Support For Home In-Home Care.
I have the untidiest desk in the office. I was looking
for a note that I have written on one of my many notepads sitting on my table. I saw a note that was written by one of my office staff in her preparation for calling a Home Care Aide about taking on additional shifts, and the note said “Mxxx (Home Care Aide name), Dr. Axxx (Client name) loves you. M/T/W…”
I started laughing and felt all warm and fuzzy inside. I felt tremendous joy that our client loves one of our Home Care Aides.
Now, this is not an unusual event; it is the norm with 99.9987% of our clients and our Home Care Aides, but it takes a note like that to remind me that we are in a business of love.
My laughter was heard 3 blocks away and a couple of our office staff started laughing because of how loud it was. They asked what it was about and I relayed that I just saw the note that one of them had
written. I said “Home Care is a business of love.” It makes me happy and proud to be part of it. One of our staff who was previously working as a caregiver said that she saw a bumper sticker that said
“I love being a caregiver” and we all relate to that well. This is a business of love and happiness.
s/ Siew Pheng Tung
It is, indeed, a business of love, as many of our colleagues in the elder care and home care industry know very well.
Best wishes, Bert