They say home is where the heart is. Shouldn’t it also be a place where you can receive services that help you live comfortably? That’s what Patrick Ward, executive director of Deaconess Associations Foundation, thinks. This foundation is on a mission to help seniors and caregivers find those services by sharing new ideas with the community it serves.
“Compassionate care knows no borders or boundaries,” said Ward. “There are a lot of people out there who don’t know there are services available to help them live comfortable and healthy lives at home. We’ve made it our mission to help them find the care they deserve.”
Deaconess Associations Foundation is a division of the healthcare organization Deaconess Associations, Inc. The organization began with Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. The hospital was founded in 1888 by a group of German deaconesses who provided door-to-door medical care for Cincinnati’s communities. More than 120 years later, the organization is reaching out to provide care in an entirely different way.