Hi! My name is Chris. I am a post graduate in Mechanical Engineering and have been working in IT for the last 20 years. Last year my father was diagnosed with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). He is now 76 years old and my mother is 69. My parents live by themselves in Chennai. I live with my family in Pune and my younger brother is settled in Bangalore. With our high paying and stressful jobs and away from home, there is no one to take care of our parents. I manage to travel a bit and try to be of some help to them as in taking my father to the hospital for dialysis and get household things as such.
Does it help really? Not much. It is impossible for me to be here all the time.
I was looking for a practical solution to take care of them. One day sitting outside the dialysis ward, an idea flashed on my mind.
What if there was someone who could do exactly what I was doing for my father and mother?
Brilliant! I thought. I jumped on the idea and hired a male nurse to look after my dad. Not only that, he helped to get stuff for the house and my mother. Of course we compensated him with money for the extra help that he offered without complaining.
Voila! What if I could extend this service to other people, who like me
1. Live away from parents and
2. IT and working professionals
Hence, we are launching this service so that our parents are taken care of when we are not around to help them. This is the least that we could do to our elderly and ailing parents, who educated us and sacrificed everything for our well-being.
My father passed away on 28th June '20 after his dialysis schedule was affected after the hospital that treated him had to close down thier dialysis unit temporarily.
The only good about the lockdown is it gave me a lifelong satisfaction that I could be with my dad during his last days. Since March I was with him 24x7 as a companion during his dialysis trips and a Secretary to work on his bills.
Life can change in a jiffy and a loved one can just disappear into thin air to never return. It feels like magic! They continue to live in photographs and memories.
The legacy continues...I am now with my mother!