"I can’t imagine what I would have done if I hadn't found Lisa Burke and Step with Care! I didn’t know where to start when my brother and I realized we couldn’t care for our mom at home much longer. Lisa advised us throughout the process of finding a nursing home – she learned about our situation, did research, made calls, and came back with awesome recommendations specific to my mom’s needs. Some of the options she suggested were places I had never heard of and might not have included in our search. Lisa was compassionate, patient, positive, and trustworthy.
Deciding to move my mother to a nursing home and finding the right place has not been easy, but the whole process has been less stressful and overwhelming because Lisa organized our search, scheduled & participated in tours of facilities, and debriefed with me after each visit. She asked questions that I wouldn’t have known to ask and she noticed things at the nursing facilities that I might have overlooked. She approached all of this with sensitivity to how emotional and difficult this process can be. I’m very grateful for her amazing support and kindness."
Christine, moving her mother to a nursing facility
"I’m so grateful for Lisa’s help! When my 80-year-old Dad decided he wanted to move back to the Boston area from Florida to be closer to me, I wasn’t sure how to start my search or where to look. I have a full-time job and a busy life -- I was fortunate to find Step with Care through a friend. Lisa shared some general educational information with me so I better understood what’s available – the differences between independent living and assisted living, what different communities offer, and what I should consider as I looked for my Dad’s next home. I told her what was important to my Dad, and then we reviewed the detailed list she put together of the five options that best met our needs. She visited two on our behalf and then visited with me. The final decision was mine and easier to make because Step with Care had done the research and legwork that I didn’t have time to do. My Dad and I say thank you!"
Sean, moving his father back up North into an independent living community
"I am very grateful for all that Lisa did for me, as I was selling our family home and moving to an independent living community. She narrowed down my options based on what was important to me — where I wanted to live, how much I was willing to pay and my need for independence. Together we visited places and picked the best one for me. She then helped me to sort through my things, deciding what to bring, what to throw out and what to give away to my children and grandchildren. We worked together too on logistics of changing my address, canceling services and setting up utilities for my new home. I think the process was less stressful and not as overwhelming as a result!"
Ellen, moving from house to independent living apartment
"When my partner of 20 years fell and broke his hip, I had many decisions to make. He had dementia and needed more care than I could provide. I spent hours researching and visiting rehabilitation centers and then long-term care facilities to find the best options for him. The paperwork was ongoing. Thankfully, I am retired and could spend my days taking care of these tasks. If I were still working, I would not have had the time to do this and I don’t know how we could have handled this situation. I wish I had access to the services Step with Care provides … the advice and planning support. It was an exhausting and emotional time and I would have appreciated someone outside our family offering their expertise."
Gloria, caring for partner with dementia
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