I am Shirley McGee, President of Home Sweet Home Care Inc., and a Certified Senior Advisor. In addition to being a Certified Senior Advisor, I am part of the Seniors Choice Network, a member of TRIAD and on the local Isle of Wight SALT Council. I am also a member of the Suffolk Task Force on Aging, Chesapeake Task Force on Aging, and the Portsmouth Task Force on Aging. As the founder of Home Sweet Home Care Inc., I truly care about the elderly and I understand the role of family caregiver.
I began Home Sweet Home Care Inc. after my mother’s death. Although I never regretted what it took to care for her and keep her in her home, I do regret how it robbed me of quality time with her while she was alive. I, and my siblings, found that life was so busy—Mom, spouses, children, full-time jobs, and other responsibilities—that we lost sight of what really mattered. This was, spending time with her and letting her spend time with us. She never understood why we couldn’t sit down and have dinner with her, and, at the time, I never understood how lonely and helpless she really felt.
Today, I do understand those things, and I founded Home Sweet Home Care Inc. for two reasons. One is to provide respite to family caregivers enabling them to realize actual quality time with their loved ones. The other is to assist the elderly with staying independent and enjoying that independence, for as long as possible. And to do so with spirit and pride which is so often lost when health and mobility begin to fade, and one must depend on others to care for them.
If you are a senior or a family caregiver, you can count on me (and my staff) to provide you with the best service and to be knowledgeable about the challenges that you face each day. We are here to help. That is what we are all about.