Today’s Tuesday Tip is a Q&A with Gina Murray, RN BSN, the co-founder of Aware Senior Care and a certified Teepa Snow dementia trainer. In this conversation, we talk about our up-and-coming webinar, “Normal vs. Not-Normal Aging” with Melanie Bunn of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to CareTM team. What is normal aging vs dementia and what will people interested in attending take away from the webinar?Read More
Awards & Recognition
I have known and worked with Gina Murray for twenty years. Ten years in long term care and ten years with Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions), and now as managing a senior care home service. I have always found her to be the essence of excellent nursing care. She has a broad understanding of geriatrics, both in the natural aging process, as well as the chronic disease states that produce disability. I am most impressed by her ability to handle difficult situations and instill confidence in patients and families that all problems will be dealt with and handled in the best way possible. I continue to rely on her to help in the care of my patients and continue to ask her to do the impossible, which she never fails to accomplish.James S. Parsons MD, Geriatrics, Raleigh NC
Our clinicians at Bayada Home Health have the honor of serving our clients alongside Aware Senior Care as our preferred Home Care partner at both Waltonwood Lake Boone and Stoneridge. Through these partnerships, I have come to be reacquainted with Gina Murray. Gina and I worked together years ago at Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions Life Care). Gina & her husband Tim, own Aware Senior Care.
Well, I have now had an experience that has me wanting to shout their praises even more.
Last night at 10 PM, I received a message from a friend and neighbor of mine. Her father has been on hospice and she reached out as they were entering a new phase of care needs. My friend was asking me for my recommendation on an in-home caregiver agency for her father. Her father lives at an Independent Living Facility (ILF). He and his wife were recently told that he had days to weeks to live. They discussed it as family and decided that they wanted to meet her father's wishes of living out his last days at home and not in a hospital or hospice home if possible.
My friend was looking for a recommendation on in-home caregivers who could support this wish.
At 6 AM this morning, upon seeing my friend's message, I wrote back and told her about Aware Senior Care. She was so thankful to have a trusted recommendation as she knows I've been in the Home Health & Hospice field for over 15 years. Aware Senior Care was the first agency who came to mind.
I ran into my friend while we were walking our dogs this morning around 8:30 AM. She thanked me for my recommendation and shared that she'd be reaching out to Gina & Tim right away.
I am writing to share that my friend messaged me just before Noon today. She wrote, "I cannot thank you enough! Gina just met me at the community to complete an assessment. She is amazing! This has been such a gift. Thank you so much Beth!"
Wowzers!!! Talk about responsiveness! Within three hours of a phone call, on a Saturday morning......Gina was by the bedside of my friend's father. Talk about a partner who reflects the same values as we all do at Bayada Home Health: Compassion, Excellence and Reliability.
I am sharing this with all of our office and field staff on both our Sr. Living side and our Visits side. I wanted to share how good I feel after making this recommendation. Should you have a client (or family/friend) ask for a recommendation of a Home Care agency, Aware Senior Care is one that you can proudly stand behind!
Thank you Gina & Tim for being so helpful and responsive to my friend. Bayada Home Health is so proud to be your Home Health partner!!Beth Adams, Bayada Home Health Care
I am most impressed with the service and have recommended you to several of my friends in need and will continue to do so. It is difficult to meet everyone's needs, but your service has done a great job of trying to do that. I will continue to recommend you to anyone who I hear needs care. I have also told several people to call and apply to work for you.Kay S., Raleigh NC
Tasha is doing a great job working with Jane. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Tasha. Aware Senior Care has been very helpful in providing experienced and competent caregivers to take of my wife. They have worked with me to try to find a schedule that works for our situation and they have been very flexible as we have tried to figure out the best caregiver for Jane.Keith O.
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