This past Monday, November 11, 2019, the nation celebrated Veteran’s Day by saluting those who have served and given their lives for the cause of freedom and liberty. Like all Americans, the staff, employees and entire Hands From The Heart family thank our military veterans for their service to our country. It is fitting that both the caregiver and client of the month have deep military roots.
The Hands From The Heart Client of the Month is Ms. Charlotte Bowman.
Ms. Bowman attended Hunter College in New York City and served in the U.S. Navy before being honorably discharged to take care of her ill mother. When asked how she felt about her experience in the Navy, Ms. Bowman stated, “I would lay down and die for the United States, because I feel that this is the best place to live” in the world. Her family would agree with that sentiment, as Ms. Bowman comes from a military family – her three older brothers all served in World War II, one of her sons served in the Army during the Vietnam War, and one of her daughters served in the Air Force.
Ms. Bowman recently turned 96 and celebrated the occasion with her family, as well as members of her church, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, where she has been a member for almost 40 years.
The Caregiver of the Month is Ms. Bowman’s daughter, Jessica Augustine. Ms. Augustine has been a caregiver with us caring for her mother for almost 4 years. Ms. Augustine, like many family members, has provided countless hours of support to her mother (both before and after joining the Hands From The Heart team). It is obvious that Ms. Augustine loves her mother dearly and is a wonderful caregiver for her. The special bond between them was evident as Ms. Augustine spoke to us mostly about her mother’s life, showing us photos of her mother in her Navy uniform. While Ms. Augustine is the primary caregiver for her mother, she says that everyone in their family helps out. Ms. Bowman is grateful to have a loving and caring family that has been around to aid her as she grows older.
We would like to thank our Client of the Month, Charlotte Bowman, for her service to our country. We would also like to thank our Caregiver of the Month, her daughter, Jessica Augustine, for her dedication and hard work. We are grateful to have them as a part of the Hands From The Heart Family.
Hands from the Heart is an approved home care provider and is certified to care for Medicaid recipients, as well as homebound veterans through the Veterans’ Choice Program. Hands From The Heart has been providing quality homecare throughout the greater Philadelphia region and beyond since 2011. If you believe that you or a loved one is in need of homecare services, please visit our website at www.handsfromtheheart.org or give us a call at (484)-270-4501 to learn more about how we can help. Always remember, Hands from the Heart is here when you need us!