Message from the President
Greetings friend, and welcome to the May Comfort Connection!
I am continually amazed by the creativity of my staff and how we care for the seniors we serve. If I could only use one character to describe the extent of what we do, I would have to point to Gumbie!
We were asked to set up care for one client while her private caregiver was going on holidays. But this client would in no way accept care from a "stranger." Since the private caregiver regularly brought her client to the Reh-Fit Centre, we had one of our caregivers meet them there.
The two caregivers pretended to be friends from way back. The private caregiver was able to ask our caregiver in front of the client if she would help out with her client while she was away, and the pass-off worked out perfectly.
With another client, she again is unwilling to accept care. Right now, my caregiver is posing as a friend from church who stops in here and there. She is still resistant, but at least we are able to provide some care.
My favourite story is one of our female caregivers caring for a male client. He needed a lot of personal care due to his condition of dementia. In spite of his condition, he was still quite frisky! He often requested a personal service that goes far beyond our scope of care! But this caregiver was a quick one. When he made his request, she replied with, "Oh, we did that already!"
I have amazing staff! We stretch and bend and make it work. We take on just about any challenge and do it with a smile! If you know someone who is a little difficult, or resistant to receiving help of any kind, give us a call at 204-949-3234. We can help you figure out a plan that will take the load off you and give you peace of mind!
President & CEO