Committed and honored to care
Ron and Penelope (Penny) Verow laugh often as they share stories of the life they’ve enjoyed together and spoken glowingly of their two daughters and beautiful granddaughters. The retirement they had planned included relaxing in their beautiful home in Maine, fishing in the river that runs through the property and traveling to visit friends and family. But, all that changed with Penny’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis. As the disease progressed and Penny’s care became too difficult for Ron to manage alone, the dreams of enjoying leisurely days in Maine and taking trips to see family and friends were gone. They decided to move to Massachusetts, bringing them closer to family and to the care and treatment Penny needed.
Today, Penny receives personal care and support services five days a week, 52 weeks a year, including bathing, dressing, meal preparation, feeding, and light housekeeping. “The home health aides are kind, caring and helpful. They give Ron a break from caregiving and time for grocery shopping or errands. And, they’re a wonderful company for me. I get to enjoy a few hours of girl talk.”
“Caring for Penny is an honor,” said home health aide, Pam Fournier. “She wants to stay in her own home as long as possible and I’m committed to helping her do so.”