Strength in caring: Your stories.
Just a note to thank you for sending this most beautiful lady to volunteer and visit my husband for the past 16 months. My husband had ALS and she watched him deteriorate as we all did and she was able to help him all the way through. She helped him by talking to him about family. She talked about places traveled. They talked about world politics. They talked sports. She became a good friend and he looked forward to her visits.
The volunteer visited our home and then the hospital. She came in the freezing rain, the snow, ice and walked far to come into the hospital room. She even came on days that I could not get there!
This has been a difficult journey for me as well as my husband and she was there to comfort me. She is truly a beautiful person and I am so glad to have met her as was my husband.
Thank you, Thank you.
My mother was very fortunate to have had the services of one of your Personal Service Workers for the past four years. As someone who did not like change, my mother appreciated her consistent support, compassion and integrity. Your agency is fortunate to have such a professional staff who always performed her duties with the utmost care and often went over and above to ensure our mother was safe and comfortable. She not only met our mother’s physical needs but did her best to make her laugh and keep her happy. Even in her final days, the mention of her PSW’s name would bring a smile to our mother’s face and we knew what an important contribution she had made in our mother’s life, and ours, as we were comforted to know she had such good care. It is people like her who are an asset to the health care system and to your agency. You should be proud to have such an excellent employee who represented Circle of Care very well.
Ms. P, Family Caregiver
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of my father and I for the tremendous support and help provided through you from your agency. He is now placed at Baycrest Chronic Continuing Care Hospital and will remain there. Your professionalism and caring personality made a great impact on his quality of life and on me as a caregiver.”
-Ms. G, Family Caregiver
“I would like to thank Circle of Care for the great service provided by your PSW who was wonderful with my mother. She always looked forward to her visits, even when she did not have much strength left or ability to speak. She also provided relief to the caregiver and for myself which was an added benefit. You have a wonderful service.”
– MRS. C, Family Caregiver
“Just wanted to say thank you very much for your excellent phone assistance. I spoke with Joe and was extremely impressed with his clarity, professionalism and knowledge. I look forward to having my parents benefit from your great service in future. Thank you again!”
-Mr. H, Family Caregiver
“I would like to thank your worker and her help with looking after my dad – we really appreciated the “tricks of the trade” that she shared with us and I know my dad looks forward to her visits. I also appreciate how Circle of Care schedules the same PSW to visit the patient – this helps to establish a relationship between the PSW and the patient which was so important to us.”
– MRS. B, Family Caregiver
“We are truly grateful and appreciative of the assistance provided by all those at Circle of Care. They really went the extra mile for our mother and always came to our house with a smile and positive attitude. It is organizations such as Circle of Care that help improve the quality of life for vulnerable and isolated seniors and bring some light into their lives, while allowing them to maintain a level of independence and dignity that would otherwise be lost.”
– MRS. T, Family Caregiver
“The relationship that’s formed with the personal support worker and the family is rather unique because not only does she support my mother –she supports me.”