Alliance Senior Care was started because of a gallon of milk. What does a gallon on milk have to do with senior care you might ask?
Back in early 2009, my husband Brian and I were volunteering with the senior center. He was providing rides to doctor’s appointments for people in the community. One day he drove a gentleman to a doctor’s appointment. On the way home, this gentleman asked Brian if he would stop at the grocery store so he could buy a gallon of milk. Brian said sure, no problem. The man proceeded to buy 2 gallons of milk. The gentleman thanked him profusely.
My husband came home that day and told me about the gentleman, with a bit of amazement and confusion.
He described the gentleman as very nice and engaging. He said the man looked somewhat unkempt, clothes were dirty and stained, a bit worn out and he was unshaven. He said if he didn’t know any better that he would have thought that he was a homeless man.
During the drive, my husband got to know this gentleman. He was a widower and lived alone. He had one daughter and he wanted to stay in his own home. He had been an attorney, WWII veteran, husband, father and so much more during his life. Later we came to find out that he was one of the founding members of local Athletic Clubs. Even more amazing to my husband was how appreciative he was of being able to get fresh milk. To us, it was not a big deal, but this small gesture made his day. So much so he would tell his daughter that lived out of town.
From then on, my husband always took this gentleman to his Dr.’s appointments. After a while, we got a call from this man’s daughter, thanking him for being so nice to her nice father and getting his milk. His only daughter lived out of state and wanted to help but did not know how.
That is why we started Alliance Senior Care. We realized that there was such a need to help older adults remain independent and in their own home. We also realized that the smallest gestures meant so much to these people.
In 2009, Brian and Dina Hurnevich started Alliance Senior Care in 2009, because we saw a need to help seniors in our community.
We also realized that their families needed support, an extra set of hands, an extra set of eyes and peace of mind, that their loved ones are being cared for.
We are a family owned business that cares for our clients like they were our own family. Both of us were raised in the tri-county area and we are raising our family in this area. We are honored for the last 10 years we have cared for our own family members, our neighbors and our friends’ parents. Alliance Senior Care was awarded the “Provider of Choice” “Employer of Choice” award by Home Care Pulse.
Dina is a Certified Care Manager and Certified Dementia Practitioner.
She services as co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the ALCA (Aging Life Care Association) from known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and she serves on the board of SCAN (Senior Coordinating Aging Network).
That gentleman became our first client. We cared for him for nearly four years, until he passed away peacefully in his own home.