My name is Kimmie L. Conlon and I am an employee of a very small rural Assisted Living Facility in Texas.
However, I'm not just an employee, I am a co-worker to the many employees that dedicate their time, effort, and life to meet the needs of our residents. I am also the owner's daughter. My father bought this facility over a decade ago with the hopes of creating a reputable community service for not only Wood County residents but also for my grandmother and my aunt who had special needs. Unfortunately, he has not been able to bring that to fruition. He was involved in a traumatic car accident five years ago and has ongoing health issues resulting from the injuries he sustained; therefore, he has not been able to be 100% present at this facility which has caused ripple effects in operations.
However, the dream is still alive to provide a safe, loving environment for other families. My goal is to assist him in getting the dream back on track.
What I love most about this Assisted Living Facility is that the residents are the elderly, the middle aged, some are adults with special needs and some are in the beginning stages of Alzheimers. It is also the home to some residents on hospice.
The primary focus of every employee is to provide the residents a comfortable, loving environment as they progress towards the end of life. It is not a nursing home because the residents are adults that thrive on their independence; however, sometimes they just need a little more assistance.
Although private pay residents are always welcome, the assisted living facility caters to those that can not afford private pay options. Because the residents are not private pay and rely on other means of financial assistance and the just the cyclical nature of the assisted living world,the cash flow fluctuates.. While the employees are still able to provide quality, hands on care, facilities have not been updated and vendors need to be paid in a more timely manner.
To help my father, my fellow co-workers and mostly the residents, I am asking for donations so that the facility can:
- Renovate and repair the facilities
- Automate our practices
- Provide employee benefits
- Pay outstanding debt
Prior to my father's car accident and subsequent health issues related to the car accident, the assisted living facility was known as a reputable company that provided quality service to those that could not afford private pay facilities, that do not want to go to a nursing home, and may not have family that are able to provide full time monitoring of their aging parents, siblings, or children. Help me to rebuild the reputation,the faith and the hope the community, employees and residents have in this assisted living facility.
Kimmie L. Conlon