You can view a live testimonial Here from a recent YNN News Health Segment that ran on YNN News on Aug 7-8.
Cathy & Jerry Peuquet Testimonial
(text from YNN Health News segment Aug 7-8, 2010)
From imaging tests to charting sheets full of medications, adjusting to a new heart isn't easy. For Jerry Peuquet, it beats the alternative. "For the results we got it was wonderful. New life basically,” said Jerry Peuquet, transplant recipient.
Jerry spent three months in the hospital waiting for a new heart. His wife Cathy waited with him.” I needed to move here from Lewiston New York and I needed a place to stay,” said Peuquet.
Cathy found more than just a place to stay, she found a home away from home. Since 2008, Harbor House of Rochester provided temporary lodging for families of those with immediate or long-term health care needs. "It’s actually for people who live 50 miles or more away,” said Malley.
Joan Malley is the manager of Harbor House. She says the four-bedroom home offers all the amenities of a hotel. The cost is based on a tiered system that factors in the ability to pay. Malley says this house offers something greater. "A place where, after a long day, and a hard day, they can recharge their batteries and do it again,” said Malley. Like other hospitality homes, Harbor House is run by a non-profit organization, not a hospital. It’s funded by private donations.
"It really made the difference between me living alone in a hotel versus me being in a home,” said Cathy Peuquet, Jerry's wife.
With a new heart Jerry decided to visit Harbor House for the first time. A place, he says, that took care of his wife so she could help take care of him. "So it was a great load off my mind and i could focus on staying alive long enough to get the transplant,” said Jerry.