Help by voting please! Affordable senior care depends on you!

help by voting!

Future and current nurses please help!!
And friends and families of nurses!
And those touched by a nurse! Please help!

My parents have helped over 100s of seniors and their families over the last 20 years by providing quality care in Assisted Living homes. However, costs have skyrocketed! Help us provide affordable quality care by voting. Since we need 250 votes by November 15, please vote and have your friends vote too! It’ll take 2 minutes but it will make a big difference. If each Life With Jess reader voted, we can reach the goal in 5 days. Thank you for your help!

More information about the Assisted Living Homes:
In the early 1990s, my mom was working on her Masters thesis on providing affordable quality care to seniors while working as a registered nurse. She put her thesis to the test. Since then, Citizens for Quality Care (CQC) has been home to 100s of seniors in Southeast Michigan and has made a great difference in families’ lives.

More information about the Chase Mission Main Street Grants:
Chase Bank is offering $250,000 for 12 businesses this year. In order to be considered for the grant, we need 250 votes by November 15. The grant will be used to replace an old boiler that would reduce the cost by thousands each month. While we saved a hospital from demolition by converting it into a beautiful Assisted Living home, some expensive parts need financial help to replace for us to continue to provide affordable quality care.

More information about voting:
A Facebook account is needed to vote at the website:! You can also enter, type in 49221 and click on CQC Stephenson Home. Thank you for your help and please share!

Feel free to ask questions in the comment section.

Nurses are Observers

One of the major reasons why I like to watch the new NBC show Elementary — a New York based Sherlock Holmes, is because Mr. Holmes is a great observer and can deduce so many things from his observations. I’m not sure if it is possible to be as finely in-tuned as him, but I do know that first, you have to completely aware of what you are looking at. Second, once you realize what you are observing, you have the obligation to take action.

One of things that I will face is having the courage to take action after observing something that I see is performed incorrectly. But I believe that if I base my reasoning for making a change on the fact that I truly care about the care provided for the resident — then I believe that I can do it. I have to think, “If she was my grandma, how would my grandma want to be treated? How would I want her to look?”