Nick & Ellie’s Story:
Nick & Ellie of Falls Church, Virginia, are in their late 70s and enjoy life in the large, single-family home where they have lived for many years. They did not want to move to a senior community but their master suite is on the second floor and stairs were becoming a real challenge. They chose to add a Care Suite to make their home more comfortable and practical, both for their needs today and those that will arise in the years to come.
The Mitchells’ Story:
Mrs. Mitchell’s elderly mother arrived in the U.S. from Greece and moved in with the Mitchells. Grandma spoke no English, and, as her needs for care increased, the family became concerned about care options. They did not want to move her to an assisted living facility where the language barrier could result in her isolation. With the encouragement of their daughter, the couple added a Care Suite to their home so that Grandma could live comfortably and safely near her loved ones.
After seeing the success of her parents’ Care Suite for her grandmother, Faye decided to add a Care Suite to her own home so that her daughter and her husband and children could move into the large house with her. Today, they enjoy a family home with three generations and have plenty of comfortable space and privacy for all of the family members—and Faye no longer has to wear out her knees going upstairs.
“My mother and I couldn’t bear to have my grandmother in a home. We discovered an option when everyone said we didn’t have one.”
~ Faye, Springfield, VA
The Wilsons’ Story:
After Mrs. Wilson’s husband died, she sold the family farm in Illinois and moved to Fairfax County to live with her daughter and her family. Adding a Care Suite provided the family with an ideal situation: comfort and access to all of the necessities for Mrs. Wilson, who is in a wheelchair, and privacy both for her and for her daughter’s family.