Qualicare Family Homecare Harnesses the Power of Compassion

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The service concept that drives Qualicare’s 360° Approach to homecare arose out of the founders’ experiences with ALS. So Qualicare has always been drawn to helping the ALS community.

In 2013, they launched ALS Insights, a non-branded resource for families dealing with ALS. Last year, almost every franchisee in their system took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. And this fall, franchisees in all parts of North America took this commitment to a new level.

  • Stacy Johnson and Doug Weigel from Qualicare Denver are deeply involved in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association. They sponsored the ALS Walk, created a Team and raised $2200, and are helping out behind the scenes on other events.
  • Steve Kidwell and Linda Larson from Qualicare San Diego have worked with the Greater San Diego chapter to provide caregiver training and support materials.
  • Sheldon and Beth Crystal and the Qualicare Vaughan team have done everything including jumping out of airplanes for ALS Canada fundraising events.
  • Bridget and Barry Whittaker of Qualicare Hendersonville arranged for Sara Crabtree to perform her song When You Whisper for the Nashville Chapter’s Walk.

For information about Qualicare’s 360° Approach and how you can be part of the Qualicare team, visit www.franchise.qualicare.com

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The Cornflower (Centaurea cyanis) is a native annual/ biennial plant from Mediterranean Europe. Representing positive hope for the future, the Cornflower is a humble reminder of nature’s simple beauty and the fullness of life’s cycle. The Blue Cornflower is to ALS what the Daffodil is to Cancer….they are the Flower of Hope for both diseases. The Blue Cornflower is the international flower of hope for ALS/ MND.

The Blue Cornflower plant is a very courageous plant, being able to stand up all the elements of nature (something many other plants cannot do) and the flower, with its star-like blossoms of brilliant blue, is one of our most striking wild-flowers. When you relate this to people with this disease, you can see that they have to also show courage (something that is not always easy) and strength of character to cope with the devastating changes that occur to the muscles in their bodies.