Care Solutions: Bringing Comfort and Safety Home
Born and raised in the Philippines, Ara Lear grew up in a nation where aging relatives received care under the watchful eye of family members. After moving to the United States in 1995, Ara was surprised to learn about the nursing home aspect of American culture.
“It was somewhat of a culture shock for me,” she says. “I grew up in a country where we took care of our family in the home.”
Motivated by her desire to continue her country’s tradition, Ara founded Care Solutions in 2005. She presently serves as owner and administrator with the mission of providing all levels of home care services in collaboration with physicians to allow patients to remain at home as long as possible. For ten years, the staff at Care Solutions has gone the extra mile to keep seniors happy, healthy, and smiling.
Seniors not only desire to stay happy and healthy, but they also wish to remain independent. Altering jaded perceptions of healthcare provision is a major focus of Care Solutions.
“Some seniors look at healthcare workers as people who want to send them to a nursing home and take away the type of independence they can only find within the home,” says Ara. “But we at Care Solutions are advocates for senior home service because we understand how important home care is for our clients.”
A local, privately owned organization, Care Solutions possesses a hometown feel clients will seldom find in a larger, less personalized company. “We are not one of those big companies that tends to send its employees to other places,” says Ara. “When I began this company, I hired employees from around the area, and they have been with me since we’ve started. I know them, and I know the quality of care they are able to provide. This knowledge allows me to be able to pick and choose which nurses I feel would be best for each client.”