Randy on KTBB February Show
Randy talks about some of the challenges and milestones he has passed along the way, how people pay for services and Long Term Care Insurance.
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When we began, this was a very personal mission for us. We have always wanted to provide care for our Clients and their families as if it was our own parents and family.
My wife, my siblings and I walked with my Mom as my Dad was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia about 8 years ago, and went through that long, painful disease for 7 years before he passed away last April.
All three of our remaining parents are 85 this year, and they all live in Dallas. Like many other families, they & we face many challenges!
Our long history as an organization and the ongoing challenges that we are facing, working with them remotely and travelling to Dallas as much as we can, forces us to be constantly dealing with many of the same challenges that our Clients and families face every day. This fuels our passion even more and keeps the challenges, difficulty, frustrations & needs in front of us, personally all the time!
All of this is fueling and propelling our passion and focus for our next decade & beyond!
My response has always been to add more resources. So, in addition the Social Workers and nurses we already have on our team, we just added another Social Worker in Nacogdoches and are hiring another full time nurse in Tyler!
Owner Randy Price on KTBB
Our owner was on KTBB Radio this past week. Randy Price talked about the mission and heart of Right at Home, common family scenarios, and different resources available to help pay for Home Care Services. Randy shared that Right at Home “ at the core are providing the help that family would if they we’re able”.
Also, if you have more questions feel free to schedule appointment or talk to us on the phone. Our number is 903-253-0778.
Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County
Right At Home Northeast Texas's Luke Miller had a great time setting up a booth across from Luke Lockman and Meadow Lake Senior Living last week at the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County event. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with so many awesome people who are also passionate about serving others.
Mother's Day Story
During the month of May, Kym asked our caregivers to submit stories for Mother's Day. Jennifer Liggins submitted the winning story below. Also, as a not so side note, Jennifer has been accepted into the Nursing Program! Congratulations Jennifer!
"My "mom" story is a little different. My client is not a mom. But she's like my grandma. I take care of her like I would my grandma. She's the sweetest lady.
In 2000, I gave birth to an angel. She became an angel on my due date before I could meet her. Her name is Brooklyn Nicole and she would be 18 today. I was lost. In 2001 I was blessed to have another baby....a boy. I wanted a girl. So in 2005 I was blessed with another girl. Tiny but healthy. I thought I was complete but God had another plan. After going through a divorce I met my husband now in May 2015. He had lost his wife to brain cancer and she left behind a baby girl. So now I am blessed to be a bonus mom to Lily who is now 4 and a half and I've been her mom since she was a year and a half old. It's bittersweet but God works in mysterious ways. I lost my daughter. She lost her mom. Then God gave us each other."
We brag a lot on our caregivers, but they aren’t the only rock stars at Right At Home. We love our office staff and when five of them have a birthday in the same month – we are going to go all out. Happy Birthday to Michelle, Scott, Reggie, Travis, and Melissa. Also – we want to say a huge thank you to Kym for all the work she put in to making sure the birthday party a huge success!
Oak Hills Terrace Memory Care
Scott recently had a great time catching up with his old friend, Trachel Crow. She is the Director of Health Services at Oak Hills Terrace Memory Care. They had a great conversation about how Right At Home Northeast Texas could assist them in providing great care for residents in the Oak Hills Terrace memory care facility.
After-hours at Heartis Longview Senior Living
Several Longview area agencies came together last Tuesday evening for an after-hours event hosted by Heartis Longview Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. A great time was had by all at this event at Lone Star Ice House!
Pictured left to right in the first picture are Scott Combs of Right at Home, David Soto of Christus Wound Care, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Tim Bryan, and Heartis’ Marketing Director Bianca Richard.
Meeting with Hospice of East Texas
The Right at Home team recently met at The Potpourri House with Courtney from Hospice of East Texas. The meeting was focused on discussing ways that we can continue to strengthen the partnership between Hospice of East Texas and Right at Home in order to better serve our community. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with people like Courtney and organizations like The Hospice of East Texas.