A Caregiver's Tribute to Mr. Charlie Lemon

 Charlie Lemon enjoying his morning coffee in Roanoke, VA

Charlie Lemon enjoying his morning coffee in Roanoke, VA

A Caregiver’s Tribute to Mr. Charlie Lemon

by Paris Small, Companion Home Care Caregiver

This post was originally posted by Paris Small on her Facebook page. We thank Paris for allowing us to repost it here.

My home care client, Christopher, lost his father, Charlie, a few months ago, and since then a lot has changed. For Christopher, change isn’t always the easiest to cope with. Thank goodness he has a good team & family to help him through it. We also took care of Charlie until his passing. My client hasn't said much about his feelings since.

At breakfast this morning, I fixed Christopher a "great cup of coffee" (so he says lol) and we talked about how much Charlie would have enjoyed it as well. He said finally, "I miss my dad" and it broke my heart. For him to be so vulnerable to his "caregiver" means so much to me.

I'm literally sobbing over this picture because of how much we all truly miss our Charlie and miss making his coffee.. So much has changed and so much time has passed, but he is still here in spirit, in these moments that mean the most. 

 Chris Lemon (left) with his father Charlie Lemon (right) in Roanoke, VA all dressed up

Chris Lemon (left) with his father Charlie Lemon (right) in Roanoke, VA all dressed up

 Caregiver Paris Small of Companion Home Care and client Charlie Lemon playing with Snapchat filters in Roanoke, VA

Caregiver Paris Small of Companion Home Care and client Charlie Lemon playing with Snapchat filters in Roanoke, VA

About Companion Home Care Inc: 

Companion Home Care is a senior home health care, adult care, and child care provider based in Roanoke, VA. Our motto is to provide a "better class of companion for a better quality of life". We accomplish this by hiring the best, most qualified caregivers, and using our knowledge and experience to craft a personalized home care plan for our clients, then match clients with the perfect caregiver based on client needs, personality, and skills required.

Our caregivers help seniors age gracefully, cope with Alzheimer's, dementia, and illnesses, and enjoy healthy and happy lives from the comfort of their own homes. In addition to senior home health care, we also provide Roanoke home care for adults and children with disabilities, traumatic brain injury and diseases, physical injuries, and special needs in Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, Bedford, and surrounding areas of southwest Virginia.

Companion Home Care Inc
424 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 981-2255