A Match Made at Home
Ms. D. and Ms. L. were first matched in 2009 and have been Homesharing together for 11 years!
Ms. D.’s daughter first saw an advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for Homesharing and decided she would give it a try. She used to have students from Morgan State rent out a room in her home but due to non-compliance with house rules, Ms. D. decided she would be more comfortable sharing her home with someone who was closer to her age.
A Homesharing Case Manager with St. Ambrose met with Ms. D. to begin the process of finding her perfect Homesharing match. In the next few days, Ms. D. met a couple of potential homesharers but in 2009, she decided to choose Ms. L. to share her home with.
Even though Ms. L. had already had one stroke, she was still able to take care of herself and remain independent. When a second stroke hit Ms. L., she was taken to a skilled nursing facility in order to regain her health. Ms. L.’s sister was unable to take care of her so Ms. D. made the decision to step up to the plate for her long-time friend who needed her help.
Ms. D. and Ms. L. were once strangers, now great friends. Ms. D. has been the primary caregiver to Ms. L. since 2012 and now the pair is inseparable. The two friends are also cross-country travelers venturing on trips to Connecticut, Delaware and even Las Vegas!
Ms. D. said, “Homesharing is an excellent program that provides companionship and someone to talk to and go places with. I’m retired now but am working part-time which is why Homesharing has been a wonderful match for me.” To learn more about
at St. Ambrose, please call 410-366-6180.