I suffer from chronic back pain. I've had four back operations and a hip replacement and am on heavy duty narcotics. Hortense worked for me for a little more than a year in 2014 and early 2015. One of her responsibilities was applying and removing my Fentanyl Transdermal System (narcotic patch). This is not something to play around with. She was excellent. Her knowledge of medications and what they are and how to use them is extensive. In addition, she has her own car and drove me to doctor appointments and to do errands, which was especially helpful. She also did the grocery shopping and light housekeeping. Anything I asked her to do, she did. She's very honest and immaculate about herself, her dress, and her surroundings. My pain is under control now, so Hortense does not work for me any more, but if I needed her, I would not hesitate to call her again.
- Carolyn A., New York, 05/2015
Hortense is wise beyond her years. She cared for my mother, who was in her 90s from 2007-2014. When she started, my mom just needed a companion, and as she lost her ability to function, Hortense was there to the end. My mother was a very difficult person, but she loved and trusted Hortense. She is gentle, very smart - quick, and intuitive - and patient. She knew just how to be lively enough to keep my mom from feeling down, but also understood what my mom needed. She went out of her way to make sure that my mother got to do the things she liked to do, from going shopping to stopping at Dunkin' Donuts. She made herself there for us. Hortense is not a big person, but she is physically strong, and was able to deal with anything that came along. I recommend her whole-heartedly.
- Judy Z., New York, 05/2015
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