Read how Commonwealth Community Care has affected the lives of the people we serve.
“Twenty-two years ago, I was in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the neck down. As a person with extremely limited movement, I am constantly faced with barriers and obstacles that persons without disabilities take for granted. And because I am non-vocal, very few people take the time to listen to what I am trying to say.
“Everyone on the CCC staff is compassionate, caring, and has always taken the time to listen to my concerns and my needs.” They allow me to make my own decisions. Without the services that CCC provides, I would just be another patient in a hospital or a nursing home with NO voice and NO input into my own care. Being able to stay in my own apartment and have a nurse practitioner make a home visit to assess my medical condition and initiate immediate care has been a credit to my quality of life.”
Patient since 1991
“Both myself and my twin sister have Muscular Dystrophy and are wheelchair users. Because I am cared for by CCC, I have a Physician’s Assistant whom I can call at any time. Once when I was very sick with a fever, I called her and after talking, she ordered an ambulance to take me to the hospital. She and my primary care doctor at CCC were at the emergency room when I arrived. That made me feel safe. I was diagnosed with pneumonia, and after I went home, my PA called every day to see what I was eating and drinking. Many years ago before I joined BCMG, I was petrified of doctors because most doctors don’t understand people with disabilities. Sometimes they would talk down to me as though I didn’t know what they were saying. When I joined CCC, I was truly amazed how ALL the doctors, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and the DME department respected me as a person and listened to what I had to say. They all have made my life so much better.”
Patient since 2003
“Commonwealth Community Care has a unique collaborative approach to administering care…these practitioners have very specialized knowledge in the field of adults with disabilities. The knowledge evolves from combining their smarts with a respect for the experience and know-how of consumers. It results in very powerful stuff. We stay out of hospitals. We stay home and away from emergency rooms visits. We do not feel alone. We do not feel misunderstood. We feel like participants in our own destiny. And this just builds on itself. The more ownership you feel in your care, the more invested you are in staying well…”
Patient since 2007