Amy WeilerJune 2011
The Schulze Family
“Our family sought out Destination Home and Marnie Renda for advice on how to make our house safe. We were desperate to find solutions to the many barriers and obstacles that caused injuries to three of us. My daughters and I have a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
Before we met Marnie, we did not know where to begin changing our house. Marnie did a lot research EDS, talked to us extensively and surveyed our situation in our home. The report from Destination Home was so thorough and comprehensive that many top doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital asked for copies to refer other people with disabilities to Marnie.
The report helped in so many ways. We are currently being assisted by Hearth Professionals and The Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Foundation. Since our needs were identified it made it much easier to ask for help. Marnie has been our angel and champion with these organizations. Thank you is inadequate to express our appreciation for all and Destination Home has helped our family.”
As a person living with multiple sclerosis Marnie came to my house, observed how I maneuvered in my environment and made home improvement and adaptive equipment recommendations based on my needs. Marnie based her recommendations based on current and future needs. She connected me with resources that I was not aware that I qualified for and followed up with me to make sure I was satisfied. Marnie and Destination Home are AWESOME. She has set a high standard that all my providers MUST meet or TRY to surpass.”
“Wow– this was quite an extensive report. I am thrilled to see you are tackling these cognitive issues head-on. Thanks for the extra work this week. I think establishing a direct connection with my Dad will help a lot.
The whole family is so appreciative and thankful for your involvement– we all breathed a collective sigh of relief today after receiving your email.
This is so great, I can’t even begin to tell you… the relief…
In my opinion, Marnie Renda is a professional stress-reliever. Her philosophy behind Destination Home manifested a strategy for the care of my elderly parents that drastically reduced the anxiety I had about their safety and happiness. The DH kitchen cooks with professional assessment followed by action, and a healthy dash of warm loving humanity. I have learned that safe, worry-free independent living for the elderly is possible, but only with the professional knowledge and implemented plan that a Certified Aging in Place Specialist provides.”
“All that I can feel is relief when I read your assessment from today. You are knowledgeable, thorough, kind, patient and persistent. All of these things are true blessings. Had this happened a few months ago, Dad would have been floundering, and resistent to mention any of this to us. And all we could have done to help is to ask him to see the doctor, and then hope that he would have given the doctor thorough and accurate information from his own viewpoint. I cannot tell you the gratitude that I feel that you are involved and handling their situation with knowledge and care. You are an answer to many, many prayers!
Please continue to keep us informed (as you have been doing so well!) and let us know what we can do to help. I can call the dr office to get a sooner appt if Dad is unable to be significantly pushy!”
Jim and Kate Powers
Marnie Renda met with us this spring to assess our living space, the role of M.S. in our lives, and our needs for the future. Marnie is knowledgable, skilled, resourceful, and a caring advocate for people with special needs who want to stay in their home and take advantage of all the options that will help them do so.
After her comprehensive evaluation, she helped us set goals that would improve my husband’s physical condition and our living situation.
Her positive attitude and obvious care for us were very energizing. We made decisions and took steps which led to some real improvements in our life.
We strongly recommend Marnie for any need you may have connected with “Destination Home!”