On June 23, 2005, my 39th birthday, a pivotal moment unfolded in the office of A.A.C Adoption & Family Network in Berthoud, Colorado. Accompanied by my husband and our two young boys, aged 6 and 7, we were exploring the possibility of adopting a girl. However, life took an unexpected turn when a call from my sister delivered distressing news:
"Mom has suffered a severe stroke and is in the intensive care unit."
The stroke, occurring in the occipital region, left her short-term memory and vision severely impaired. This marked the beginning of my journey into the realm of home care –
a journey characterized with devastation, fear, and helplessness.
The enormity of the situation weighed heavily on me. The realization dawned that my mother could no longer live independently. In the subsequent weeks, as mom remained hospitalized, my brother and I faced a pivotal decision. We resolved to embark on a shared journey, taking her care into our own hands. We brought mom home.
The first six months were a whirlwind of challenges.
Navigating the landscape of home care proved arduous; quality caregivers and suitable agencies were elusive. Guidance from others who had undergone similar experiences was scarce, and resources were limited. Nonetheless, surrendering was not an option. This transformative phase of caring for our mother instilled in us the virtues of patience, resilience, and self-belief. For nine and a half years following her stroke, our mother thrived in our nurturing home environment, supported by the exceptional caregivers we managed to find independently. Her passing on January 16, 2014, marked the culmination of a life well-lived, enveloped in love and compassionate care.
In the aftermath of my mother's passing, an undeniable urge to share my journey with others began to burgeon within me. Her story constituted the initial chapter of my comprehension of the significance of home care. The onset of my husband's Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 1999 marked the second chapter. As his condition progressively deteriorated, his care demands escalated, deepening my resolve. This path led me to Amber Personal Care, where I now endeavor to infuse my experience, love, and devotion to ensure your loved ones receive the same exceptional care.
It is my mission to bring the same quality of care to Amber Personal Care.
Sophia Sarvestani Akrami
Founder of Amber Personal Care
To provide care to our clients with compassion, dignity and integrity.
To be warm, respectful, kind, caring and compassionate
To be professional and create an extraordinary workplace
To be efficient, effective and do what is right, not what is easy
To support individual growth by providing education and learning opportunities at work
To offer new beginnings and opportunities for our caregivers and staff
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