Caregiver Aston has been providing care for his 86 year old mother Esmine for 10 years.
PSS Circle of Care has been “a critical and integral support structure for me over the years; without the support I couldn’t been able to last this long in the role, and most likely my mother would have ended up in a nursing home. Without the support, our financial debt would even be more significant due to home aide hiring spending and diaper procurement spending. The respite cares support has been a lifeline enabling me to attend to my own health needs, i,e., go to my own doctor and dental appointments. it has allow me to carry out basic chores like grocery shopping, which can be major challenge. It is integral part of my stress management strategies to minimize being burnt out. It affords me some precious time to myself to participate in my favorite past time–play pick up soccer for exercise and social intercourse. Also to watch movies to relax the mind and depressurize.
We are forever grateful for the continued support and lifeline.”
Yo,Mercedes León y mi esposo José Luis León damos nuestro consentntimiento para que nuestra fotos puedan ser exhibidas por el periodico.
Express mi agradecimiento de corazón a la señora Tatiana Rojas, quien con mucha sensibilidad y sutileza como miembro de la institución de PSS Circulo de Cuidado ha ayudado a nosotros a tener conocimiento sobre El Alzheimer’s y la Dementia.
Y creo que Es muy importa que se continúen informando en las clases y en el grupo de apoyo acerca de la enfermedad que Por cierto ware servicio ha sido exelente en el Centro Raices y Seria de mucho beneficio que otros cuidadores como yo puedan beneficiarse con estos servicios.
Jose L Leon
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU AND ALL THE GOOD SERVICE FROM PSS CIRCLE OF CARE. IT WAS A RELIEF TO ME TO COUNT ON THE FEW HOURS THAT I RECEIVED WHILE THE AIDES WERE HERE. FIRST I HAD COMPANY, SOMEONE TO TALK AND OF COURSE THE MOST IMPORTANT THE HELP THAT THEY GIVE ME TAKING CARE OF MY HUSBAND , ANTONIO JARA, WHAT WAS A RELIEVE TO MY BACK AND THE FREEDOM TO GO OUT
FOR SHOPPING A COUPLE OF HOURS, KNOWING THAT MY HUSBAND WAS IN GOOD HANDS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT AND THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU THAT GAVE ME THAT WONDERFUL SERVICE. IT WAS A GENEROSITY THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR WORK AND ALL OF YOU.
“I needed help and didn’t know where to turn when I heard about PSS through the Montefiore Medical House Call Program. After I joined PSS Circle of Care, I could pick up the phone anytime I needed to talk… PSS was always there for me in a timely manner. The staff were extremely well informed and responsive.On a scale of 1 – 10, my level of comfort with the staff — make it a 12! On my home visit, my mom and I were received with warmth and respect. I would absolutely refer other Caregivers to the program … so far I have referred three!”
Care Consultant Jacqueline Gioia reports: “One of my caregivers whose mother has dementia told me ‘You are a Godsend.’ Another caregiver told the Social Worker from Caring Kind who referred her to PSS Circle of Care that she appreciated that I did not rush her and that I actually took the time to listen to her. When I met with this caregiver she was depressed; when I left she said that she felt so happy.
In my experience so far, caregivers are both relieved and surprised to hear that PSS Circle of Care is truly a caregiver support. They are used to agencies providing support to their loved ones and are surprised that we are here to relieve their stress and attend to their needs while serving in the caregiver role. Many caregivers aren’t aware of the resources and services available to them or how to access them. As Care Consultants, we are able to connect caregivers to the services that they need and provide them with information and resources they need immediately. We are also to serve as an additional member of their support network by being available to them to talk through problems they are facing. When my clients were unsure of what to do next, they expressed their gratitude at having a PSS Circle of Care Care Consultant as a member of their support system.
En mi experiencia hasta ahora, los cuidadores se sienten aliviados y sorprendidos al escuchar que Círculo de Cuidado de PSS constituye un verdadero apoyo para los cuidadores. Ellos están acostumbrados a agencias que proporcionan apoyo a sus seres queridos y se sorprenden que nosotros estemos aquí para mitigar su estrés y para satisfacer sus necesidades mientras ellos se desempeñan en su papel de cuidadores. Muchos de ellos desconocen los recursos y servicios que se encuentran a su disposición o cómo pueden acceder a ellos. En nuestro rol como Asesores de Cuidados, podemos vincular a los cuidadores con los servicios que necesitan y podemos proporcionarles información y recursos que necesitan en forma inmediata. También, los ayudamos como miembros adicionales de su red de apoyo al estar disponibles para conversar con ellos sobre los problemas que enfrentan. Cuando mis clientes estaban inseguros del próximo paso a seguir, expresaron su gratitud al tener como miembro de su sistema de apoyo a un Asesor de Cuidado de Círculo de Cuidado de PSS.
“I didn’t know where to turn. The information that you gave me helped my mother receive the care she so desperately needed.”
“Caregiving on a family is tough, any help you can give me is welcomed.”
“PSS Circle of Care has lead me down a path to sanity.”
“I didn’t know how much support I truly needed or how burdened until receiving support from PSS Circle of Care.”
“PSS Circle of Care is a wonderful program. Their cooperation has been excellent and their efforts in assisting me in caring for my husband have been remarkable.”
“PSS Circle of Care’s support team members are attentive listeners, informative, and easy to speak to. I now have time for myself with respite services for my dad.”
“Thank God for caseworker Diana King and PSS Circle of Care which guided me when I was a caregiver and are wonderful.”
“I don’t know if I am typical but because of David’s dementia developed slowly, over a period of 15 years, I thought I had everything under control. I soon learned that I had very little under control and the support of the PSS Caregivers Staff and Diana was a dream come true. Diana was always there with advice, guidance and home-care help. Though I am no longer David’s caretaker I am still on the mailing list for the newsletter and monthly calendar and still connected. In fact Diana is still there offering specific help and/or counseling. Thank you all – I would not have made it without you.”