People ask me all the time how I went from being an anchor and investigative reporter to working in home care. The answer has everything to do with my mother. My mother was an incredibly smart, hard working, kind attorney in Los Angeles who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50, and unfortunately, by the time she was 56, it was terminal.
So her one wish was to stay at home no matter what. That’s where she wanted to spend the rest of her life no matter how much time she had left. We turned to home care to keep her safe and comfortable at home.
It was an amazing experience. My mom got to stay at home. She got quality care at home, and after she passed away, I told my father, “Well, this is what I’m going to do. I’m going to do home care.”
My father said, “You’re grieving. Take some time. Think about it.” I had just actually signed a two-year contract with a TV station where I was working. So I had an obligation to fulfill anyway. But over that two-year period, I was drawn to home care, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
So after my contract expired, I said goodbye to my TV career, and I opened this company. I’ve loved every minute of it ever since. I understand what people are going through, and I think that gives me a different perspective in this industry. Like reporting, I feel that the work is very valuable. It’s very necessary. I feel good about what I do every day.