Ever proud and independent,
mom wanted the ability to spend the rest of her life
in her own home. Already in her nineties, faced with
declining health and limited mobility, her
independence became increasingly more challenging.
Eventually, her comfort and safety required in-home
Pam, from Family Tree Home Care,
visited mom to evaluate her situation, lifestyle,
and personality. We were assured that mom's needs
could be met, and Pam selected a particular
caregiver to provide appropriate services.
course, entering another household can be awkward.
With mutual respect and acceptance, this woman
quickly earned our trust. Competent and capable as a
caregiver, companion, and live-in, she enriched our
family with her presence and personality.
Pam also provided a respite caregiver who we equally
trusted and respected.
Sadly, mom died 18 months later. Her
caregivers mourned with us. They had become members
of our family. Without their help, mom's wish to
remain in her home would not have been possible.
MA, September, 2010
Across the miles
from Illinois to Massachusetts, I rest comfortably
knowing my mom has a true advocate in Family Tree
Home Care. In 2008, my mom made the transition
from independent to assisted living. The director of
her Assisted Living Facility recommended Family Tree
Home Care to help her with this transition. Family
Tree has been assisting my mom with morning care and
companionship. Following a complex knee
surgery, and a lengthy hospital stay in critical
care, Family Tree also provided the bridge mom
needed to return home to her assisted living
apartment. Mom's Family Tree care provider sat with
her in the ER until a family member could arrive,
has been to rehab appointments with her, and has
called me just to give me an update. I can't say how
much I appreciate hearing how my mom is doing when I
can't be there with her. Mom won't always tell me
how she is because...."I don't want you to worry
about me.." I truly believe that mom has been
able to remain in assisted living due, in great
part, to the care, compassion, and love she has
received from Family Tree Home Care.
Marijane, Illinois, September 2010
Over the course of nine years, my
grandmother received in-home care from the wonderful
people at Family Tree Home Care that was second only
to what her own family could have provided. In fact,
Family Tree became a second family to Grammy, and to
me some four states away in New Jersey.
the early years of our relationship with Family
Tree, Grammy looked to Pam McKinley and her staff
for simple chores, physical assistance and
companionship, but as she got on in years, and her
needs obviously changed, Family Tree was there every
step of the way.
While Grammy never had a
desire to move from Massachusetts, she was left with
no family there and so it became necessary for us to
make sure that her home was safe and comfortable and
that she was able to live her life in dignified
manner with as much independence as the aging
process would allow.
At the end of my
grandmother's life, we came to rely heavily on Pam
as she helped us to coordinate her services with
medical professionals and a hospice. The resources
that came to help us via Family Tree's network of
senior caregivers were extensive and we took great
comfort in the knowledge that her needs were covered
thoroughly and seamlessly.
It was beautiful
to see the warm and even intellectual friendships
Grammy and her companions from Family Tree enjoyed.
We had a profound sense that Grammy was in the best
of hands and that her health and safety were always
top priority. Virtually, to her dying day, Grammy
was impeccably dressed and cared for. Her dignity
was never compromised.
We will be forever
grateful to Family Tree for allowing our grandmother
to live her final years in the happy and familiar
surroundings of her own home with compassionate and
Karen, Chatham, NJ, July 2010
Tree Home Care has been working with me helping out
with by Great Aunt for the past six years. They have
been patient, attentive, and expert in their
approach to this challenge, and have provided me
with the highest level of care so that I could rest
easily knowing that she was in the best care. More
than that, Pam and Family Tree have made sure that
her individual needs were evaluated and addressed
specifically, and because of that, have helped me
provide my Great Aunt with the highest possible
quality of life.
Shrewsbury, MA, July 2010
Family Tree Home Care has provided safe, compassionate, and professional transport of both
my father and mother to physician appointments since
2004. During this time, it has been a tremendous
relief to know that I can always count on their
assistance in accommodating our hectic schedules.
Additionally, Pam and her staff have always taken a
personal interest in my parent's care, which we
appreciate very much.
MA July 2010