Are you caring for your elderly spouse by yourself?
Do your aging parents need more help than you are able to provide?
You just can’t do some things like you used to?
Transportation to and from appointments
Assistance at home after hospital discharge
Gardening, watching TV, crafts or games
Companion trips to a restaurant or shopping
Personal care and hygiene
Laundry and ironing
Dear Tina & staff,
Thank you so much for your loving support for Vance and me. You blessed us in so many ways. You are gifted to do what you do an to do it with such love. You were here when we needed you most.
Thank you so much! May God bless you all,
Thank you for taking on the important work of providing care to Reed and Doris. You've helped give us some peace of mind as they've lived far from us, but where they wanted to be.
Chris ~ Reed ~ Norm ~ Emily
Dear Tina, Carrie, Yvonne, Debbie, Valerie, Sherry & Lorena,
I want to thank you for the wonderful care that you provided for my mother over the past 3 weeks. By taking care of her, you took care of me. You are all amazing.
My brothers and I would like to express our deep appreciation for the expert and compassionate care you recently provided to our mother. As I have learned over the last few years, it takes a certain special kind of person to do the work you do. Perhaps you can be best described as compassionate and competent. These are virtues much to be admired.
We are grateful both for the care you provided to Mom and also for recognizing that her time here was nearing its end and that we sons should be encouraged to come to her side quickly. How precious was that short time when she said each of our names and that she was happy. And now she's in heaven with Dad
With deepest gratitude,
Our founder Tina Gillette shares her own story.
“I was living in Florida. My mom was in Washington state and we were talking on the phone. She told me her shoulder hurt in a funny way and she was going to the doctor. The phone call came a few days later that she had lung cancer. It was terminal. It just rocked my world. I had two small boys but I needed to be with my mom. With the help of my husband and his family caring for my boys, I was able to fly to Washington to be with my mom. I was there for three months, from the time of diagnosis until the time she passed.
I cherish that time I had with my mom, but it’s also one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. As is often the case, even though there are six children in my family, the hands on care for my mom fell to me and my sister. There wasn’t any service available to help with in home care back then. We learned that although hospice offers an important service, often they only came in twice a week to check on my mom, reset her meds and maybe give her a bath. The rest of the care was up to us.
My sister and I found it was a very intimate time with my mom. She, my dad and I were the last people there, holding her and then we let her go. We said, “It’s time for you to go.” She had one tear that went down her cheek, and she passed away.
I continued on with my life but I thought to myself, there has to be some type of service that would help families through this time. Caretaking can be exhausting and yet it is one of the most precious expressions of love we can give. To be able to help families navigate this journey and give them the practical help they need is such a privilege. I know why I do what I do. We may not be the largest business of our type in Tucson, but we do things for the right reasons and with the same heart I would want for my own mom.”