Disrupting the home care industry.


Cathy moved to Washington from New York to be closer to kids after her husband passed away. She started volunteering at the local church, cooking food and caring for the children in the after -chool program. They liked her so much they started paying her to ensure that the could keep her for the program. She hurt her shoulder in an injury and it was determined due to how frail her bones are that surgery would cause further damage and not help her situation. She retired from the church and spends most of her days at home alone. Her daughter comes in as often as she can but works multiple jobs to support her family and only has limited time to help with chores and meal preparation. Due to her injury and other ailments Cathy would benefit from some supported caregiving. She is unable to lift items above her head and has trouble washing her hair, bathing, and general housekeeping. Cathy talks about the pride she used to take in her clean home and she no longer feels that pride due to her inability to reach places above her head and to get around as easily. She has long lovely hair but has trouble washing and caring for it. Cathy would benefit greatly from support from the Capital HomeCare Cooperative and the HomeCare Foundation.

Martin recently was referred to Senior Services for South Sound by one of his children. Martin has lived alone since his wife of 50 years passed away a few years ago. Both his sons live out of state and are unable to provide in home support for Martin. His sons called Senior Services for South Sound after Martin was hospitalized for dehydration and they found out he had stopped eating and drinking water. When Senior Services talked to Martin he had said that he "just no longer felt like eating." Martin is a retired veteran and after leaving the army went to work as a maintenance person for a couple senior living facilities. He has limited energy and a number of different ailments that prevent him from being able to leave the house. Martin doesn't get many visitors and is quite isolated. Martin would benefit from the support of the Capital HomeCare Cooperative and the HomeCare Foundation caregivers by receiving help with household maintenance, grocery shopping, and companionship. 

Dolly speaks fondly of the hard work she and her husband did as owners of a local dairy farm that supported 200 dairy cows. She loved the big hearty meals that were part of her daily breakfast and does complain, partly tongue and cheek that the Meals on Wheels meals aren't full of pancakes, and bacon, and eggs. Dolly has a traumatic brain injury that occurred when she fell and hit the back of her head. She lives with her disabled grandson but he is unable to help around the house, prepare meals, or run errands. Dolly suffers from Stage 4 COPD, dizziness and other ailments that make it difficult for her to cook and do general household chores. She does get some help with transportation but would benefit from housekeeping help, grocery shopping, and some general caregiving support.

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