Creative Home Health Care of Cape Cod (CHHCofCCMA) was formed to fill the need for high quality individualized in-home elder care. After observing first-hand the deteriorating conditions of health care for seniors in nursing homes on Cape Cod, the idea to give seniors a better alternative was born. Creative Home Health Care of Cape Cod cares for elders with a range of needs, from simply needing a few hours of companionship to needing 24-hour care for memory impairment or hospice.
The name Creative Home Health Care reflects the unique emphasis on the care of the entire person and their family, and starts with a customized plan for the person needing care. Each care plan allows the loved one to keep their dignity while staying safe and comfortable in their own home. Not only does the plan address the person’s physical needs, but it addresses their mental – and often emotional – needs as well. The care plan is not static, but is continuously evaluated and updated as needed as the loved one’s needs change.
Creative Home Health Care of Cape Cod was formed in 2015 and currently has four team members, one Registered Nurse (RN) and three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), with over 40 years of experience between them. In addition to their proven excellent standard of care, each member has specific talents that they bring to elders and their families. This allows the team to truly “adapt to all your needs” and care for the entire person and for their family in the way that is best for them.
Mitali Chakraborty, Founder
Mitali could best be described as a holistic caregiver with a keen sixth sense for what her clients and their families most need. The first thing she does when meeting a family member looking for care for a loved one is to schedule time to comprehensively evaluate the loved one’s situation.
When asked what she loves about her job, Mitali responds, “I feel honored and privileged to be trusted with the well-being of loved ones.” She loves working with individuals and hearing the stories they share. It brings her joy to see their smiles and spark of recognition when she walks in.
As a Master of Yoga, Mitali instructs her students in the Gyana method of yoga (knowledge of gentle persuasion of mind over body). Her firm belief is that yoga and meditation is for every body and can be adapted to each individual’s need and capability. For seniors, she adapts her yoga lessons to incorporate the use of a chair, bed, table or walker. Sitting on the floor is not a requirement, nor is bending over to touch your toes.
Mitali was born in India and relocated to New York in 1986. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (with a concentration in watercolor) and her Master of Fine Arts in India. In her own words, “Art is a beautiful and powerful way to put your hurts, pains, suffering, happiness, and accomplishments out for the world to see.” Mitali brings expressive therapy to her care giving on a daily basis, and it is not uncommon for an individual to ask, “Can I do that too?”, when Mitali is working on an art project during a care giving shift.
Timmothy Condon, Caregiver, CNA
Timm is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with over 10 years of experience in elder care in Vermont and on Cape Cod. He has worked for more than 8 years as a home caregiver, but also has experience in local Cape Cod nursing homes.
As well as Timm’s experience assisting elderly patients with activities of daily living including feeding, range of motion, ambulation, transfers and Hoyer lifts, Timm always keeps foremost in his mind an emphasis on safety for his patients. Timm prides himself on communicating effectively with patients and their families to keep them safe and happy in their homes. His calming demeanor and “can do” attitude make him an integral member of the Creative Home Health Care team.
Some words from Timm:
I grew up in a large family where we learned from each other: Learned to lend a helping hand to the elderly and the young. Learned the benefit of being compassionate and caring while keeping a peace within myself. I have gathered the knowledge of how intricate daily living can be and how an extended hand and a shoulder to lean on can help move the day along and can make a bad day into a good day.
In the mid-seventies, I witnessed the integration of the handicapped into the “normal” school system. The experience of this integration taught me the necessity to be compassionate and kind and understanding to all. The integration also brought out how some could be “mean” to those who are “different” from the “norm”.
… I do wonder – what is the “norm”?
While keeping people safe is my primary goal, I also love to listen and help them bring their dreams into reality.
Cindy Delvo, Caregiver, RN
Cindy has been in the medical field for 38 years, working as a medic/firefighter, CNA, HHA, and RN in home health, hospice, hemodialysis and geriatric health and wellness. Cindy has a bachelor of science in psychology and theology as well as an associate degree in nursing. Cindy has lived and worked on Cape Cod since 2015.