Therese Zdesar, RN and Owner, Home Instead Senior Care
Alexandria Kovatch, Founder, Simply More
Home Instead Senior Care thrives on its culture of compassion and care. Turnover at Home Instead is less than half the national industry average. Happy caregivers stay longer and that facilitates trust and that means better care.
“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
For 18 years, my daughter watched and assisted in the family business. She volunteered to hold a senior’s hand, support our seniors in need and witnessed firsthand the passion and purpose of the caregivers and staff. I hope that the Home Instead Senior Care culture of love, care and compassion was a strong influence on her.
It makes me proud to see her share her heart and compassion through her non-profit service, “Simply More.”
I am filled with gratitude to see our family legacy of caring reaching out and touching our local community.
How do you want the world to remember you?
A legacy isn’t only about leaving what you earned but also what you learned.
Legacy is very much about life and living. For both young and old, the power of legacy enables you to live fully―live your life so that it reflects all that you hold most dear.
There is wisdom to be found in each other―caring combined with conscience. Understand that you are part of a larger community, a community that remembers its history so it can wisely chart its future. What do you want to contribute?
Legacy may take many forms―children, grandchildren, a business, an ideal, a book, a community, a home, a piece of us, etc. What do you want to share?
At Home Instead Senior Care we obviously think of life and death and growing older a lot. To us, it is more of a ministry than a business. This inspires us to dig deep into the question, “What type of legacy do you want to leave?”
6 ways you can have an impact after you’re gone.
- Write out what matters to you―the building blocks of your legacy―this is a living document.
- Write a one-sentence memoire―define your mission and what you want your life to stand for.
- Create a wisdom/ethical will―share your life―what you want most for and from your loved ones.
- Leave a legacy of leadership―your lasting value―the most valuable teachings you can pass on.
- Give of yourself―you are your most valuable gift.
- Live your life with integrity―practice living the best version of yourself.
Martinuzzi, B. (Nov 2014). Advice and Tips on Leaving a Legacy: “What type of legacy do you want to leave”? Open Forum.
We all have an opportunity to make a difference.
If a legacy of caring matters to you… If you want to touch others… If you are looking for a way to improve life… If you want to leave your mark… If you want to give your most precious gift…YOU.
If you answered YES to any of those questions―you can help by joining the home instead family!
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