Here are a few comments from our customers:
John and Mary, in their eighties and married for 45 years, called VAS because the every-day activities of life were harder to accomplish. Mary had just returned home from a recent hospitalization. When Vivienne, the RN Care Manager came to the home, she mentioned that VAS could help with a volunteer who could take both of them to their doctor visits. Vivienne also suggested a meals program that could be delivered to them until Mary felt stronger to cook. John said, “Mary is my world; when you take care of her, you are taking care of both of us. Please come back and visit us soon.”
“I just love your SHiM Program. I have been waiting for someone like you to come. I’m telling all my friends about SHiM,” said Sally, a SHiM participant.
From Lilly and Kenny, one of our SHiM couples— “We were afraid to show SHiM our home but they were positive and helpful about the changes we could make. With the help of a SHiM handyman, our throw rugs are tacked down and we now have a fire extinguisher and battery-powered smoke detector installed. We just found a local exercise program that fits into our schedule. Thank you for the great suggestions to help us prevent falls.”
“I look forward to the days that Mary, my volunteer driver, takes me to the doctor. We sometimes go to lunch after my doctor visits. The time just flies by.” (Susan a participant in our VAS Volunteer Program for 3 years.)
“You gave me the courage to look at my life and not judge it; instead you told me to take a step to change one thing—I found a new job— this experience has made me the person I am today.” Thank you, Lisa a former MAP client.