Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Caring Hands Village

The Story behind
Caring Hands Village

Caring Hands Village non-profit organization was founded by Sarah Jones. She first became a caregiver after her father had a heart attack, over 25 years ago.  Shortly thereafter, her best friend was diagnosed with stage 4-breast cancer.  Sarah took care of her until she made a full recovery.  Sarah's mother was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, which resulted in a brain tumor. Sarah was her caregiver until she passed.

Sarah's husband Jim was diagnosed with Kidney cancer.  He was later diagnosed with End Stage Liver disease.   Short visits ranged from 3-5 days, every 60 to 90 days. As the severity increased, she realized relocating was the only choice in keeping up with the hospital visits. Thankfully, after a long journey, Jim was blessed with a Lifesaving Transplant in February 2014.

Sarah and Jim Jones

Through Sarah’s personal experience, she realized that something was desperately needed in the healthcare community. It is not uncommon to have further health related issues arise, that require longer stays than anticipated. Staying at hotels can be confining, costly, stressful and often unsanitary.  Sarah came up with the idea for a service to not only helped the patient, but also the caregiver and the family.  A village to accommodate the patients and families that are visiting the region, for short and long term medical reasons. So Caring Hands Village non-profit organization for housing/lodging healthcare patients was born. 

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