History of Compassionate Care
Your Personal and Private Home Health Care is Our Priority!
At Compassionate Care, we know from personal experience that home care services in the privacy of your own home are very important. Facing a diagnosis of MS in 1994, Cathy and Joe knew the real possibility of needing in-home care in their future. The idea of creating Compassionate Care belongs to Joe. He knew that in order for a different kind of care to be available, they were going to have to make it happen themselves. Months were spent in the end of 1997 researching both the need and potential for the type of in-home care they were looking for.
Joe and Cathy founded Compassionate Care Home Health Services, Inc. on January 21, 1998. Joe’s extensive experience with computers and technology, as well as the willingness to get the job done, proved to be critical in laying the foundation of Compassionate Care. His talents combined with Cathy’s knowledge of patient care led to the founding of Compassionate Care Home Health Services, Inc. on January 21, 1998.
For the first year and a half all the work was done in Cathy and Joe's living room. They started with one desk that they shared. They quickly had to start moving furniture into their garage to make room for more desks. As soon as three desks and many scheduling boards completely took over their living room, they found a small office in Standish. With a lot of fear Compassionate Care hired their first full time office staff member. It wasn’t long before more offices were opened, totalling today’s five fully staffed offices all across Michigan.
The years have passed very quickly; Cathy’s MS has progressed which has resulted in her no longer being able to actively schedule or hire. However, she is serving as a guide in the transition of other members to the administrative team. Currently, she oversees Compassionate Care.
Joe continues to be very active, guiding the company through challenges with his steady, level-headed, and thought provoking personality. He uses these talents to constantly research new technology available, making it possible for those who work for Compassionate Care to do their jobs more efficiently and ultimately provide the best in-home care services available in Michigan.