About Linda LeMonte Founder of Paradise Home Health Care
Linda LeMonte, Founder of PHHC in-home care services: I grew up in a small town in Ohio. I was the youngest of four and the only girl. My parents taught us many life lessons. We learned the value of a dollar at an early age and how to spend money wisely. They taught us to live within our means and pay credit card balances monthly. My parents also taught us respect, patience, think before you speak, and treat others as you would want them to treat you. My father, an Army Drill Sargent during WWII, instilled a work ethic and a sense of responsibility in us. My brothers all had paper routes growing up and I babysat. My mother worked very hard taking care of the family. Our sports uniforms were always clean, meals were ready when we walked in the door, and my parents never missed any events we participated in. I am very fortunate to still have my parents.
I am a single Mom with two children. The value of a dollar and how to stretch it until it snaps came in very handy while raising my children.
I started working when I graduated from high school. I raised my 2 children and paid for both of my college degrees. I worked for Kellogg’s as a Territory Sales Representative. Because of my work ethics and outstanding customer service, Kellogg’s promoted me to District Sales Manager and asked me to relocate to Florida. I accepted the position and became responsible for the tri-county area. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with my 16 year old daughter. As I am relocating to Florida, my son the marine, was shipping out to Iraq to fight the war on terror.
Over the course of the next couple years, I worked hard, rebuilt the Southeast Florida region and enjoyed great success with Kellogg’s. Then in an instant my life changed. I got a phone call from my parents in Ohio. They needed me home. My 48 year old brother, Clifford, was hospitalized and diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For the next 3 months, I flew back and forth from Florida to Ohio helping my family care for my brother. Unfortunately, Cliff lost his battle with cancer. It was an experience I will never get over.
After his funeral, I returned to Florida and tried to resume my life. I couldn’t. I felt lost and empty inside. I wanted to do something to honor Cliff and make a difference in other people’s lives. I left my position with Kellogg’s to realize my vision of helping people, impacting lives, and truly making a difference. I decided to start a premier health care agency. This agency would provide compassionate and quality care for those struggling due to health issues, surgery, or Father Time slowing them down. Whatever level of care may be needed, our compassionate and highly skilled caregivers would provide outstanding care, show respect and maintain the dignity of our clients. I know firsthand because I helped care for my brother how important these qualities are to the patient and to the family.
I put my plan in place and obtained my 2nd degree in the Health field. I did 2 years of unpaid internships to further understand the needs and the challenges that families faced when making the decision of hiring someone to come into their home to care for their loved one. During this time I learned one of the major challenges between the caregiver and the client was communication. Families and clients want nurses and aides who are compassionate, kind, have a keen sense of communication with all partners, and have that extension of family.
About Our In-Home Care Services
Linda LeMonte as the owner of Paradise Home Health Care; I take great pride and ownership of the quality of nurses and aides I refer out to our clients. All of the caregivers are interviewed by me and our Care Specialists to assess their skills and their character. We verify their licenses, credentials, and work history. Care plans are reviewed and changes are made according to the client’s needs. Providing our clients and their families with the best care and customer satisfaction is my #1 priority. I make it a point to follow up with our clients and our families to make sure they are well cared for and are happy with the care they are receiving.
Before any in-home caregivers are referred to a case, I have to be able to answer yes to 3 questions. Would I allow this caregiver to take care of my parents? Would I have allowed this caregiver to take care of my dying brother? And finally, would I allow this caregiver to care for my 2 grandsons. There is no compromise when it comes to my 3 question rule. It must be unanimous.
The decision to hire someone to care for a friend or a family member is one of the most important decision you are faced with and I understand that. At Paradise Home Health Care we listen to your needs and concerns and address each accordingly. Whether you need 1 hour of care or 24 hours of care, Paradise Home Health Care will always be there.
Thank you for choosing Paradise Home Health Care in-home care services to help you in your time of need. Our commitment to you is “we will be with you every step of the way”.- Linda LeMonte