After a diagnosis of lung cancer, my 90 year old father came home from the hospital knowing he had only a few weeks left to live. Home health nurses provided monitoring and help with medical needs, but overnight assistance was needed. Janet was the first to provide this service, and quickly organized a team of three nursing assistants to ensure that we would have consistent help.
My father, though physically very weak, was mentally clear and capable. Janet established a warm rapport with him immediately, demonstrating her interest and concern for him as a person as well as for his physical care. She was sensitive to his wishes and respected his desire to be as independent as possible. Janet worked with us as a family and made us all as comfortable as possible during a very difficult period of time. I highly recommend her to other families who may need health care services.
Sincerely, Bess Jennings
In early August of this year we lost my dad, Tom Jennings, after a long illness. Janet headed a team of nighttime caregivers, having organized a group of wonderful support for my dad and our whole family at a very sad and stressful time for us.
Janet quickly established a rapport with Dad, sharing his love of jokes, family stories, and intelligent conversation. Her presence in my parent's house was a bright light in all of our days. She is not only a skilled and compassionate caregiver, but was sensitive to my parents wishes and desires, supporting them but in no way attempting to change or influence them.
Janet kept careful records, organizing a notebook with all relevant phone numbers...doctors,nurses, pharmacies, emergency numbers, prescription doses and times and calendar of appointments.
Janet was always there for us, willing to adjust her schedule to help us handle things, pick up food, equipment or prescriptions in town to make things easier for us. My whole family appreciates Janet so much for her friendship, support and professional care giving that she provided for us and for Dad.
With Aloha, Karen Jennings
My husband suffered a disabling stroke in April of 2001. Due to my age and ability, it became necessary to hire a caregiver to help me handle the daily duties necessary in caring for my husband. I feel very fortunate to have met and hired Janet Serafica.
Janet has always proven herself to be a trustworthy, dependable hard worker who goes beyond expectation in seeing that she gives my husband the best care possible. Not only is she meticulous about his daily care, she takes great interest in challenging him in areas such as conversation,walking, reading, self care etc. She is self-motivated and has taken him on outings (scheduling the medical bus and travelling along with it) just to make sure he has every opportunity for stimulation and adventure. She has also taken it upon herself to make meals for us and helps keep our home orderly, (which goes a long way in easing my stress).
Janet is invaluable to us and exhibits the type of enthusiasm and dependability that makes her an excellent choice for a home care provider.
Sincerely, Elsie Merriman
Thank you very much for giving the extra care to Sharon. You being there every day, made me feel at ease, when I was at work. You are truly a loving person.
Again thank you, Eddie