By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2016
My Choice owners Mella Glenn and Tish Stuart have created the gold standard for in home senior companion care.
Choosing the right care for an elderly loved one is no easy task. In your home? An assisted living center? A retirement village? A nursing home? In their home? There is no one-size fits all. Every option has its merits.
For those who want to remain in the home they know and love, but still need some help, My Choice In Home Senior Services can help. Sisters and Owners Mella Glenn and Tish Stuart, started this premier personal care assistance and companion caregiver service as a result of their passion for seniors. They learned the joy of caring across generations by helping their own family members live the fullest life possible in their golden years.
When their mother needed extra care and they could not find assistance that met their high standards, the two sisters decided to leave their successful careers to start a business that could fill a need for many more people. According to the U.S. Census, 10,000 people turn 65 every day, and will continue to do so through 2030. Many of them have families to provide them with lots of love, but little time.
My Choice provides the time and exceptional non-medical companion care that families want for their loved ones. Unlike other options, Mella and Tish are personally involved with each and every client and caregiver.
“They are truly valued,” says Mella. “They become part of our family.”
Whether needs are large or small, My Choice can help. Caregivers are available for hourly, daily, weekly, overnight, 24-hour or live-in assignments. The services are almost endless, tailored for each client as a concierge experience, from routine to unusual and everything in between. Services range from companionship, transportation to and from events and medical appointments, meal preparation and nutrition, to problem solving and dog walking.
The ladies get to know all their clients as well as their needs and preferences. Mella recalls one gentleman who will not eat his breakfast until he has had one peanut butter cookie. Little things like this can make a big and very positive difference in someone’s life. This is particularly important in clients who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
They also work closely with families to communicate with them and relieve some of the stress and concern. When financial limitations are an issue, the company figures out a way to provide the loved one with the best possible care within the family’s budget.
“We are dedicated to exceeding expectations,” says Tish. “We not only respect and take care of seniors. We strive to enrich their lives.”
Choosing the right people as caregivers plays a large part in earning the trust of so many seniors and their loved ones. Every applicant goes through at least two interviews, extensive local and national background checks, finger printing, previous employment verification and reference checks. Only one in eight applicants is chosen to become a My Choice employee.
These elite caregivers receive thorough office, online and hands-on training.
A proprietary matching system pairs caregiver and client so they can begin their relationship on common ground, where strong bonds often develop.
Mella and Tish believe they have created the gold standard for in home senior care. Before making a decision for your loved one’s care, make a call and see for yourself why My Choice is the best choice.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.
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