Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24Filomena, Renewed Zest for Life with Home Care Assistance When Filomena first came to Home Care Assistance, she was living alone with limited mobility. She had received care from other home health agencies before, but none were up to her standard. We first connected with Filomena when we visited her at home for a brief assessment to get a better understanding of her needs and conditions. One thing we immediately noticed when we came into her home was a picture of Filomena in her younger years looking healthy and vibrant. The smile on her face struck us as someone who was happy–a stark difference of the now frail woman that was in front of us. In having a conversation with Filomena, it became immediately apparent that she was suffering from depression, and it was contributing to her lack of appetite. She was soft spoken, weak, and at times told us the she would prefer to move on from this Earth. We put in a tremendous amount of effort in finding the perfect caregiver for Filomena. During that time, we continuously asked ourselves what led us to Filomena’s home–our answer always came back to improving her life for the better. As we continued to search for the perfect companion for Filomena, we came across a caregiver named Adeline who was spunky and experienced. She genuinely cared about changing the lives of seniors, and even knew first-hand the difficulties of aging, as she had experience caring for her elderly mother. After one week with Adeline, Filomena had a newfound zest for life. In just a few months, Filomena’s voice inflection became stronger, her appetite increased and her frailty turned into resilience. Adeline and Filomena have now become good friends. When we check-in, Filomena not only voices her happiness, but also expresses how grateful she is to have Adeline as her caregiver. 9