On the occasion of our father-in-law’s shloshim today, Shmuel Dovid Ben Yechezkel z”l, we take time to reflect on his long life as well as the months leading to his petira. We would like to thank you for your part in making his journey to olam haba as peaceful as it could have been. Your immediate response when we called for help was to jump in and do whatever you could to assist us and it was so very much appreciated. We had challenges with other agencies and my father-in-law was miserable. From day one when Americare stepped in, the quality of care increased exponentially and his mood changed. Every aide we had was caring, skilled, compassionate and respectful. We would especially like to thank you for sending us Grace, the aide who was with him at the end. She cared for him so beautifully and with incredible dignity, cleaned him, made him comfortable to his last breath, as he passed peacefully at home as per his wishes. We are so blessed to have had these angels caring for him in his last moments.
The caregiver, Anjanie Singh, was a blessing to our family. Although my sister was only home for a brief time, Anjanie (we called her Angie) was more than we could hope for in our search for a suitable home caregiver during my sister’s last days. Angie showed her true self when taking on this challenge as the help that my sister needed was no easy task for anyone.
My sister had been suffering from lung cancer which metastasized to her brain well over 4 years ago. She had been on steroids for most of the time in addition to many other medications. Considering my sister had been a long-term survivor and including the depth of her illness, she was overweight and extremely limited due to lack of mobility to no fault of her own. By the time Angie came into our lives, my sister already was unable to feed herself. She was also unable to walk, stand and could barely move her arms long enough to answer a phone. Angie walked into a situation that was not only physically challenging but emotionally challenging.
We were so appreciative that it was Angie who stepped into Cathy’s apartment to be with her in her last days. Angie stayed with my sister, took very good care of her physically, and we know had all the best intentions for her at her time of death. She maintained a positive, personable and loving attitude all the while she spent acting as a live-in aide. I personally would recommend this woman over and over and over again as there are very few people in this world who you can actually trust, nevertheless be able to completely and selflessly give their heart to a total stranger. I feel Angie was this person.
Please accept our extreme gratitude for this beautiful woman as she was a gift to my family and an angel to my sister. We are forever grateful. Thank you so much.
When noone was willing to take on my complicated healthcare case, Americare stepped up to the plate. Even though every other healthcare provider turned me down, Janice from Americare has allowed me to rejoin my family at home, and I couldn’t be happier with her consistent and calming care.
Our dear mother, an Auschwitz survivor, has been an active member of the Boro Park community for the past 65 years. Although the status of her health remains compromised, her love of Yiddishkeit and bitachon in Hashem has never ebbed. On the contrary, it shines through even brighter, like a shining star in the darkest of night, empowering her spirit.
At this point in her life, the only activity that resonates joy is music and song. Americare’s MusiCare program truly resonated with her. The smile on her face and her voluntary participation throughout the program gave testimony to that. As for us, her children, we can’t thank Americare enough for a most memorable experiences shared with our mother, at her bedside, providing memories to last a lifetime!
Having heard about Americare through his neighbors recommendation, 83 year old Alfred visited one of our storefront offices for help. He came to us with documents from Medicare/Medicaid, and speaking only Cantonese, he did not know what they were asking for. His wife passed away and tended to manage such things, she spoke English.
Angela, an Americare representative translated all of the paper work and helped him reactivate his healthcare. When Alfred needed to go to Medicare offices, it was Angela that took him and stayed with him to provide assistance and support throughout.
If not for all the Americare staff, I would not be living with the same relaxation knowing my father is being 100% taken care of. My dad’s great quality of life in large part are because of his home healthcare aid Jay and therapist Jack. I don’t know what we would do without them. I just Love them, Thank you from a very appreciative son.