John and RoseMarie began this program 44 years ago with lots of prayers and love. It started very modestly with one person and quickly grew into many. John, RoseMarie and their family learned as they went and soon were very adept at Medicare information, basic physical therapy and nursing practices. They took all calls, no matter what time of day or night and went to the person/family whenever they needed them. More often than not, if a person called requesting supplies, the item/s were delivered within 48 hours. This type of care and service has not changed. John and Rose and their children still are available all hours and deliver within 48 hours if the item is in inventory. John and RoseMarie have also had many of the neighborhood youth assist with some of the aspects of the Program. Many students have to attain a certain number of community service hours for their school. They call on John and Rose, and are put to work either delivering, organizing the inventory, or simply sitting with a patient.
2013 brought a new product to the program. John and Rose now provide Mobile Help Alert pendants to our clients. This allows them to have help at home or while they are out. They simply press the button and someone will send the assistance necessary. John and Rose provide the equipment and pay for the monthly connection.
The program has serviced over 6000 people and currently services 100. The monthly budget for the program is $4,000.00 and this covers most of the disposable items (bed pads, Depends, etc). This also covers the Mobile Help units that we have provided to our residents. We are always looking for help and ways to improve, however, one thing will always remain constant: THE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE HERITAGE AND PEOPLE OF THE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD.