Finding the Needed In-Home Care
William F. Macklin spent a great deal of his life serving others and his country. After graduating from the Baltimore County Public School System, he joined the United States Air Force in 1955 until he received an honorable discharge in 1959. Thereafter, William worked as a correctional officer in Sykesville and was later employed as a supervisor for the Mass Transit Administration (MTA). Following his retirement, he remained a member and Deacon of Concord Baptist Church.
It was William’s daughter, Kimberly Sadiq- Saxton, who eventually became his primary caretaker. When he was struck with a sudden illness, William endured a lengthy stay in intensive care and later entered a nursing and rehabilitation center. In the meantime, Kimberly made the necessary arrangements in honoring her father’s wish to return home and receive hospice care, but she knew he would also need additional personal care for his special needs.
“I was faced with trying to find a home care agency that encompassed the same values and high expectations that partnered with our needs,” she said.
While preparing for her father’s return home, she called various home care agencies and interviewed staff members. Luckily, one Sunday during church services, she said her prayers were answered as her Pastor introduced Jenette Young, owner and president of ComForcare Home Care Services.
“As I listened to Ms. Young talk about her agency, I was suddenly overcome with both comfort and relief. I truly believe that it was divine intervention that allowed us to connect,” said Kimberly.
The home care agency not only provided Kimberly peace of mind, but her father also developed a strong bond with his caregivers.
“I can’t say enough about the pleasure and ease I had during the 3-month tenure of care ComForcare provided to my father. The staff was very professional and compassionate towards him; because of the quality of care they provided, my father had three favorite aides, and the task of being responsible for my father’s care became easier.”
It is for this optimum care and the support she received until her father’s passing that Kimberly will always remain grateful.