Death does not have to be scary and negative. Ingrid and Natalie helped my brother, and myself realize, and it helped us feel so much more comfortable with the process, and our emotions. They were such an amazing support to us, were so flexible, accommodating, and sincere. I recommend them without reservation, and if I had to do it over again, would have called them much earlier in the process.
----Lori Nitkin Silkoff
Ingrid was so easy to work with, and gave useful tools, such as " My 5 Wishes", and ideas for me to communicate with my loved one regarding end of life issues.
Ingrid recently began helping my Mom who is 82 and diagnosed with dementia. She has provided transportation, meal preparation, medication organization, pet care, and fun companionship. When I initially spoke with Ingrid, I explained my situation - an only child that no longer lives in CT- and I hadn't been successful in convincing my parents to move closer to me. I would avoid assisted living/skilled nursing for as long as possible. I am aware that nothing is going to cure my Mom's disease and her symptoms are progressing...BUT also noticed that my Mom has good days and bad days; I wanted Ingrid to help my Mom have more good days than bad days. I told Ingrid some of my vague non scientific observations about my Mom's symptoms and amazingly Ingrid understood. She understood with total expertise and compassion; she even offered potential ways she could help. Ingrid began taking my Mom for a therapy appointment and lunch once a week and my Mom seemed happier. Now she sees her twice a week for activities, which vary from home organization projects, to visits with Ingrid's horse Baron. My Mom's symptoms of anxiety and paranoia are reduced to almost nil when she has biweekly visits with Ingrid. My Mom is also eating much better with Ingrid bringing delicious/nutritious food to her each week. I am beyond grateful for Ingrid's service.
My introduction to Ingrid was the best thing to happen to me. Ingrid is a caring, wonderful person. She comes and does her work, takes me walking, and makes sure I drink my water. I look forward to her visits!