Caring for the Elderly
Meet Craig and Linda
Born in Mercedes, Texas, Linda grew up in a large family.
After graduating high school, Linda moved to California and worked there for 6 years, she was married, and had her first child, Stephanie. Linda and Stephanie moved back to Mercedes and Linda returned to School at Baptist School of Nursing. It was here that Linda found she loved working with the elderly.
While studying to be a nurse, Linda worked in the local hospital and found she had a calling for Neurology and Brain Disease. After graduation, Linda worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Harlingen Baptist Hospital for 2 years.
Her goal was to have a Christian place that would help the elderly. Linda now had a new addition to her home, a second daughter Katie. Having built a large and lovely home outside of Boerne, Texas, Linda decided it was time to help out.
She opened her doors to the elderly, especially those in early stages of dementia. “It is hard on the family of people with dementia.” said Linda, “The person with dementia cannot be left alone, and often needs help with just doing the simple chores in life, like eating. I want to be able to give the kind of care that when the family leaves their loved one with me, they can go on with their needs, feeling comfortable with the knowledge that their charge is in good hands.” Linda believes that good nutrition is very important, and that is why she cooks and serves great home-cooked meals and snacks for her clients.
Linda opened her home in 2002 and has been caring for the elderly ever since. “Opening my doors to the elderly has been more rewarding then I imagined. I love having my people here, and helping them. They have wonderful stories about their lives and they need the chance to socialize.”