Wisdom is often found in experience. Our seniors are a valuable source of wisdom and knowledge. Do you want to know more about World War II? Ask someone who was alive during the war. Do you want to know what life was like before television? Ask a senior citizen.
Too often in society once a person reaches a certain age, they are overlooked – the precious pearls of wisdom and experience are no longer sought after. I can remember, as a child, visiting my great grandmother in a nursing home. Sadly, the strongest memory is that I wanted to be any place but the nursing home. If only I had been more comfortable I may have asked my great grandma to tell me about World War I or World War II or life on the farm before everyone had a car or what it was like before telephones.
CompassionCare was started in response to a desire to allow residents to stay in their homes as long as possible. To us, it is important to allow our residents to age with dignity and grace in their homes, not in a nursing home. Their families should have the opportunity to visit with them in the comfort of their homes, not in a sterile nursing home or assisted living facility.
In March of 2011, CompassionCare began providing services to residents in our building in Moorhead, Minnesota. Many of the residents in our buildings have lived in their home for over 20 years. It is where they are comfortable and where they should be able to stay as long as they choose. Since then, we have expanded to five additional communities. It is our goal to provide the services our residents need to allow them to maintain their independence as long as possible in the comfort of their own home.