Lynne Speaks from the heart
Meet Lynne Smith, Owner of It’s Like Home
The whole reason I started this referral business, was due to my own personal story. I live in San Diego, California and my parents lived two thousand miles away. About twenty years ago, I began to see signs of my mom struggling with her memory. Until I educated myself I really didn’t realize how serious her physical years ahead would truly be. Sadly though, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Knowing her needs were beyond what my Dad or I could fulfill, I had the struggle of finding a community that both understood how to deal with Alzheimer’s Disease, along with a staff of heartfelt and compassionate caregivers. That combination was key. After days and weeks of major stress, I alone, found a care community for mom, where she remained for ten long years. Sadly, five years later, my dad fell victim to Alzheimer’s as well. However, with the knowledge and tools I now had, I knew exactly what to do.
So yes, I have lived your struggle, your heartbreak, and share in your tears. Living that same struggle made me realize THIS was the path I needed to take, to help others with their precious search for for senior care. To do this alone, is so terribly difficult.