Roger and Darby Rhodes were inspired to join the Homewatch CareGiver family by their personal experience caring for Darby’s father, Dr. Thomas L. Coriden. In the process, they learned just how challenging it is to care for an elderly parent.
Dr. Coriden practiced tender loving care throughout his medical career and signed his patients' casts with his initials "TLC". He was a family practitioner who truly cared about his patients and treated them with kindness and respect, whatever their skin color or ethnic background. In his later years, Dr. Coriden developed dementia and other health issues, and when it became obvious that he could not live by himself, Darby and Roger moved him into their family's home and cared for him for seven years.
Being with Dr. Coriden as he passed was an uplifting, positive experience. Darby's father was not afraid of death and actually helped his family get through his final days. The time we spent with him at the end of his life taught us what an honor and a privilege it is to help someone pass in comfort and with dignity. At his funeral, two young doctors introduced themselves to Darby to tell her how much they had admired her father and how they had been inspired by him to become doctors and to practice medicine the way he had.
Now, Dr. Coriden’s TLC has been passed on to another generation. Roger and Darby own Homewatch CareGivers, and they only hire CareGivers who can provide personal home care services to clients with the same kindness and respect practiced by Darby's father.
The Rhodes family makes the promise to all clients and their families – “we will care for your loved one as if they were our own parent.” We truly embrace the notion that our clients, their families, and our CareGivers are an extension of our immediate family. That is why our motto is “Our Family Caring for your Family”.