Meet The Owner, Mario Parker
As owner of Preferred Care at Home of Bergen, Morris, and Essex Counties, Mario Parker brings over 30 years of health care leadership and experience to the people of northern New Jersey. His professional experience includes positions in hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and as a provider of products and consulting services to some of the largest hospitals and health care systems in New York and New Jersey.
However, his decision to enter the home health field was the result of a very personal journey during the last 12 years of his mother’s life.
“After my father passed away, my mother was very happy living in her home, maintaining friendships, seeing her grandchildren and working in her garden. After about 10 years, however, my brother and I began to notice during some of our phone conversations that Mom was sounding a bit confused. It also came to our attention that during her walks she became lost on several occasions and had trouble finding her way back home.”
After his mother underwent a doctor’s examination, Mario learned that she had developed moderate dementia, a condition that would get progressively worse over time. He also learned that it was no longer safe for her to live at home alone.
“My brother and I took her to several assisted living facilities and nursing homes. After each visit, however, she kept saying that although she liked the facilities, the people and the services, what she wanted more than anything, was to remain in her home. It was her safe haven for the present and her window to the past and the memories of her life with my father and her children.”
“At some point, every family will most likely have to make the tough decision that I faced in providing care for an elderly family member. Preferred Care at Home is here to come alongside those wanting quality care in the comfort and security of home, or wherever they call home. I believe that every senior should have the opportunity to live his or her life with dignity and independence. If their desire is to remain, for as long as possible, with the memories and the comfort of their home, we will do everything we can to help them on that journey, affordably and reliably.”
Some of the services offered by Preferred Care at Home include companionship, meal preparation, dress and hygiene assistance, transportation, medication and therapy reminders and light housekeeping. Services may be provided by the hour or on a live-in basis. Call and discuss your needs with us and together we will develop a care plan that addresses your needs in a cost effective manner.
As a senior citizen myself, I take great satisfaction in providing the best possible care for the family member or loved one that you entrust into our care. Our care givers will treat your family member as part of our family. Please call and speak with me directly about your needs or the needs of your loved one. We will give you the peace of mind in knowing that they are in reliable and compassionate hands.
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