1Heart Caregiver Services is an in-home care agency that specializes in providing caregiving services to the elderly and other adults who require some assistance in meeting their healthcare needs.
We understand that the vulnerability of the frail, elderly, or disabled individual requires the presence of a caregiver who is not only experienced and trained but also trustworthy, honest and sensitive to the needs of her care recipient. Our caregivers are trained to work in conjunction with other professional service providers and to become first line reporters of changes in the client’s condition.
Our innovative team approach is designed to address the specific needs of our clients and their families. We explore possibilities instead of focusing on limitations. Our caregivers are carefully matched to ensure they are an appropriate fit for the individual whose care they are responsible for.
Our caregivers are employees who are bonded, insured, health cleared and background checked.
Growing up in a country where culture dictates that children are expected to take care of their parents when they’re older, Belina knew that this was her duty and responsibility.
Yet, like most immigrants who came to this country, Belina felt that moving to the United States was the best decision she could make for her family even though this meant being away from her parents who were now approaching their golden years.
It wasn’t long before her mother was diagnosed with cancer at a young age of 59, a crippling disease that she bravely battled for the next five years. More than 8000 miles away and having to take care of her own family and work responsibilities, Belina had to contend with regular long distance phone calls and yearly visits to the Philippines to see her mom. Fortunately, she hired a caregiver who took care of her mom and helped her to cope with the drastic change in her life.
The guilt and sadness of being far away and not being able to take care of her mother was frustrating but finding a reliable caregiver gave her the peace of mind that her mom was taken care of by someone who really cared for her.
The realization that other people have to cope with the same unfortunate situation inspired Belina to provide families with the peace of mind that even in their absence, their loved one was in good hands. Shortly after her mom’s passing, she started 1Heart, a company that was founded on a commitment that no one has to feel the frustration of not being there for their aging parents.
Since its inception, the 1Heart family of caregivers continue to provide reliable, responsible and professional in home care to every person they care for. This is her way of giving back to mom the love and care that she wasn’t able to give in person because of the distance that separated them.
“My mom continues to inspire me and I see her in every smile that we get from those that we take care of every single day. Nothing compares to family taking care of family but we are the next best thing.” – Belina C. Nernberg
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