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Whatever organizations or individuals you choose,
be certain to know their true mission.
“ASK” for a philosophy statement and history. 
 
 
Philosophy
 
ASK…for Home Care is committed to enhancing the lives of our senior citizens and ensuring that they achieve their maximum level  of independence and self-actualization in as home-like a setting as possible. We support environments that enable aging in place and opportunities to interact with others. We encourage respite for family caregivers, while maintaining their interest and involvement in the care of their loved ones. We believe in the efficient utilization of staff, supplies and space to provide cost effective services without sacrificing quality. We respect and revere our elders and believe that they have as much to offer us as we do them. With these beliefs in mind, we promise to deliver the very best care possible. 
 
 
History of ASK
 
ASK started in 1982 as Associated Services of all Kinds in a rented room at the old Knox Hospital with second hand furniture and an old beat-up typewriter. As funding became available for home care services and the support for deinstitutionalization increased, ASK flourished. In time, it became apparent that the cost for homecare, both to government and private individuals, was becoming prohibitive. In an effort to make more efficient use of resources, ASK began providing staffing for the Homesteads, shared living residences licensed for food and lodging.
 
More than twenty years later, with the same passion for excellence, ASK continues to develop unique and innovative services to support the independent spirit of the elderly.
 
 
 
“We have been in association a long time now and I want to
take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for the understanding you always showed through the years. As I'm sure you know, it is always difficult to turn over the care of one's loved one to others whom one does not know, but the kind and caring people you sent gave me and my family much relief. Again, please accept our sincerest thanks and gratitude for the long and faithful service you people provided.”
 
- Patient’s Family Member