I Didn’t Know, But I Was Ready!

“This is how my journey of home care started”…

It was June 23, 2005, on my 39th birthday and we were in the office of A.A.C Adoption & Family Network in Berthoud, Colorado with my two boys ages 6 and 7 and my husband. We were looking into adopting a girl when I got a call from my sister: “Mom has had a massive stroke and she is in the intensive care unit”. She had an occipital stroke, meaning her short-term memory and vision were badly affected. This is how my journey of home care started.

I was devastated, afraid and helpless. What was I going to do? I knew that she would not be able to live on her own anymore. Mom stayed in the hospital and after a month and half she would have to be released either to a nursing home or a place that provided 24/7 care. My brother and I signed up to take that journey together: we brought mom home.
The first 6 months were devastating. We could not find quality caregivers or the right agency. We did not have anyone to learn about their experiences. There were no classes, manual or training on taking care of your elderly parents. There were not enough resources available back then. But we did not give up! Taking care of our mom taught us how to be patient, how to be strong, and how to believe in ourselves. Our mom lived a fabulous life in the comfort of our home and with the help of wonderful caregivers that we ended up finding on our own for the next nine and half years. Our mom passed away on January 16, 2014, living the best quality of life and loving care that she could have after her stroke.
Ever Since mom passed away I have been thinking about helping others by sharing my experience and passion. That is why I joined Amber Personal Care.  It has been my mission to bring the same quality of care to Amber Personal Care. I am here to share with you my experience, love and passion for taking care of your loved ones. Visit our website at: www.amberpersonal care.com

Editor’s Note; This article was submitted by Sophia Sarvestani Akrami, with Amber Personal Care. She may be reached at 303- 332-3841 or by email at: amberpersonalcare@gmail.com