Our Story

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In the struggle to live with independence and dignity as we age, everyone has a story, and each story is unique and deeply personal.” – AARP, 2003, p. 7

From the President and Owner…

Being involved in the medical and healthcare community for virtually all of one’s life never prepares you completely and emotionally for experiencing the decline or loss of a loved one. In experiencing and witnessing the cognitive digression of your loved one due to Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, a devastating and deteriorating process, you try your best to hang on to the great memories knowing that your loved one can no longer share them with you.

My father was a three-board certified physician in practice for over 30 years in Memphis. I had the good fortune of learning first-hand what servant leadership meant as I witnessed my father care for his many patients over the years in his private practice. His devotion and dedication to his patients in the Memphis and Mid-South area, as well as the Shelby County Medical Community, were his top priority for decades.

Shortly after he retired, at the age of 73, he went into Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and was hospitalized. During his hospitalization, many tests were performed to which the family learned not only was he experiencing CHF, we also learned the shocking news that he had recently also experienced several mini-strokes. Those mini-strokes had precipitated some neurological changes described as the onset of Dementia. The neurologist tried to prepare us for what would lie ahead and informed us that his condition (with Dementia) would not improve, his condition would only get worse and continue to decline over the years ahead.

We had no idea what was in store for him, the painful decline he experienced for 13 years. The process of going from a well-trained, highly regarded physician, a dedicated “man of science,” who graduated from college in three years, practiced medicine for decades, serving on many medical boards, publishing countless articles, and helping too numerous patients to count, to someone just struggling to remember a conversation spoken only 10 minutes earlier was a difficult process indeed.

Having been involved in the healthcare industry myself for decades in the pharmaceutical and medical device side of the industry, knowing the advances made every day to improve lives didn’t matter, there was nothing I could do to help reverse this process for him. We were advised we could slow it down with medications and we could do our best to make him comfortable, but there was no cure for his type of Dementia.

So, there you have it, we witnessed a brilliantly, charming doctor who devoted his life to helping others and improving lives, but no one could help cure him. This is “our story,” like many others, our very personal experience with loss and grief on so many levels.

In learning so much, both personally and professionally, throughout our 13 year journey with my father’s Dementia, knowing there was more to be accomplished on a local level to make a difference in other’s lives, we wanted to become a conduit by offering assistance in accessing the available resources and assisting others throughout their journey with their loved ones.

In fulfilling the desire to help others on a more local level, my husband and business partner, Tony, and I believed the best way to accomplish this and dedicate our efforts to my father’s memory was to create Care Matters in TN, LLC., a Home Care Agency, which provides non-medical in-home care for those recovering or who need assistance with their Activities of Daily Living due to an illness, injury, disability or simply due to aging.

Care Matters, based in Collierville, Tennessee offers several Disease Management Programs, with in-depth training for our caregivers to best assist our Clients. Those programs are centered on: Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes. The training of our staff involves best practices to appropriately assist clients and their families in dealing with the devastating effects of these diseases. In addition, we offer many other services such as Senior Care, Recovery Care, New-Mom/Child Care, Family Respite Care and Pet Care to name a few.

Tony and I offer our integrity in ethical business practices, and superior management and professionalism garnered from our corporate careers as well as our unique insight and assistance to our clients based upon our many years of experience.

We are on a mission to offer the highest level of care, compassion, and advice to our clients and their families regarding their non-medical home care needs. It is our goal to help our clients and their families improve their quality of life by assisting them with their activities of daily living in their own home, no matter where they call home.

When Care Matters the most, please don’t hesitate to call us, we will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Beverly H. Savage, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor
President/Owner
Care Matters in TN, LLC.

 

In Memorium of Dr. Glenn E. Horton, 1920 – 2007

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Our Story

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In the struggle to live with independence and dignity as we age, everyone has a story, and each story is unique and deeply personal.” – AARP, 2003, p. 7

From the President and Owner…

Being involved in the medical and healthcare community for virtually all of one’s life never prepares you completely and emotionally for experiencing the decline or loss of a loved one. In experiencing and witnessing the cognitive digression of your loved one due to Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, a devastating and deteriorating process, you try your best to hang on to the great memories knowing that your loved one can no longer share them with you.

My father was a three-board certified physician in practice for over 30 years in Memphis. I had the good fortune of learning first-hand what servant leadership meant as I witnessed my father care for his many patients over the years in his private practice. His devotion and dedication to his patients in the Memphis and Mid-South area, as well as the Shelby County Medical Community, were his top priority for decades.

Shortly after he retired, at the age of 73, he went into Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and was hospitalized. During his hospitalization, many tests were performed to which the family learned not only was he experiencing CHF, we also learned the shocking news that he had recently also experienced several mini-strokes. Those mini-strokes had precipitated some neurological changes described as the onset of Dementia. The neurologist tried to prepare us for what would lie ahead and informed us that his condition (with Dementia) would not improve, his condition would only get worse and continue to decline over the years ahead.

We had no idea what was in store for him, the painful decline he experienced for 13 years. The process of going from a well-trained, highly regarded physician, a dedicated “man of science,” who graduated from college in three years, practiced medicine for decades, serving on many medical boards, publishing countless articles, and helping too numerous patients to count, to someone just struggling to remember a conversation spoken only 10 minutes earlier was a difficult process indeed.

Having been involved in the healthcare industry myself for decades in the pharmaceutical and medical device side of the industry, knowing the advances made every day to improve lives didn’t matter, there was nothing I could do to help reverse this process for him. We were advised we could slow it down with medications and we could do our best to make him comfortable, but there was no cure for his type of Dementia.

So, there you have it, we witnessed a brilliantly, charming doctor who devoted his life to helping others and improving lives, but no one could help cure him. This is “our story,” like many others, our very personal experience with loss and grief on so many levels.

In learning so much, both personally and professionally, throughout our 13 year journey with my father’s Dementia, knowing there was more to be accomplished on a local level to make a difference in other’s lives, we wanted to become a conduit by offering assistance in accessing the available resources and assisting others throughout their journey with their loved ones.

In fulfilling the desire to help others on a more local level, my husband and business partner, Tony, and I believed the best way to accomplish this and dedicate our efforts to my father’s memory was to create Care Matters in TN, LLC., a Home Care Agency, which provides non-medical in-home care for those recovering or who need assistance with their Activities of Daily Living due to an illness, injury, disability or simply due to aging.

Care Matters, based in Collierville, Tennessee offers several Disease Management Programs, with in-depth training for our caregivers to best assist our Clients. Those programs are centered on: Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes. The training of our staff involves best practices to appropriately assist clients and their families in dealing with the devastating effects of these diseases. In addition, we offer many other services such as Senior Care, Recovery Care, New-Mom/Child Care, Family Respite Care and Pet Care to name a few.

Tony and I offer our integrity in ethical business practices, and superior management and professionalism garnered from our corporate careers as well as our unique insight and assistance to our clients based upon our many years of experience.

We are on a mission to offer the highest level of care, compassion, and advice to our clients and their families regarding their non-medical home care needs. It is our goal to help our clients and their families improve their quality of life by assisting them with their activities of daily living in their own home, no matter where they call home.

When Care Matters the most, please don’t hesitate to call us, we will be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Beverly H. Savage, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor
President/Owner
Care Matters in TN, LLC.

 

In Memorium of Dr. Glenn E. Horton, 1920 – 2007

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csa3Beverly Savage, CSA

   

IPCedlogo-200w

       

family-caregiver-education

            care-planning-council   tennessee-care-planning  

ClearCare

           

Better Business Bureau

         

CCSC Color Logo Blue 3135_Supported

    network-on-aging