About Here to Serve’s secretary, Shirley Johnson

As chief nursing and patient services officer at one of the country’s top 10 cancer centers (City of Hope in Duarte, Calif.), Here to Serve’s secretary Shirley Johnson has seen first hand the stress that comes from caregiving. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, Shirley was Executive Director of the Siteman […]

Our Inspiration: Silvio C. Quintas

After taking a round of antibiotics, doctors found that Silvio C. Quintas’ white blood count was still high. After more tests, they discovered Silvio had leukemia However, it was a highly treatable form of the disease and Silvio ultimately beat it. Katie Quintas, Silvio’s wife and the future CEO of Here to Serve, found a […]

Our Inspiration: Bryan M. Quintas

Future Here to Serve CEO Katie Quintas discovered her son, Bryan, was also diagnosed with cancer. This diagnosis came a few months after she found a doctor to treat the highly survivable leukemia found in her husband, Silvio. While trying to diagnose a pain in his knees at City of Hope, the oncologist told him […]

Caregivers Need Support Groups for their Own Well

A study by the American Psychological Association found that caregivers who looked after critically and chronically ill family members were more likely to report higher levels of stress, poor health and are more likely to take part in unhealthy behaviors to alleviate their stress than the rest of the public. However, the report also foundthat […]

About Here to Serve’s founder, Kathleen Quintas

Here to Serve’s Kathleen Quintas was inspired to found her organization from her own experience with caregiving. While holding a full time job, Kathleen’s son was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while her husband was six months into his treatment for leukemia. To make an impossible situation even worse, they were being treated across […]

5 Reasons Why Casino Night Is Better Than A Las Vegas Weekend!

You don’t have to drive 4 to 5 hours to try your luck. Do it here at Arcadia! It’s not uncommon for a drive to Vegas to take as long as seven hours and the return trip as long as 11 hours. After a busy work week you don’t want to be fighting traffic in […]

Caroline and Her Family’s Battle for Life

When Caroline was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, she was just three-years old. Her diagnosis was heart-stopping because of the aggressive type of cancer she has. She has gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, a surgery to remove the tumor on her adrenal gland, a stem cell transplant, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy treatments since November, […]

Understanding the caregiver

I Feel Your Pain…Understanding the Emotional Challenges of Caregivers Crisis is upon you…  A loved one is fighting for their life.  So many people may want to help, but they don’t know what to do.  Understanding the emotional volatility of a caregiver and their family is a good starting place. The Human Side of Caregiving […]

Big Names behind Here to Serve: Henry Jordan

When it comes to Here to Serve continuing to grow and serve more families, we can never emphasize enough the value of support that comes from caring entrepreneurs and corporations. Among those most influential who stand with Here to Serve is Henry Jordan, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Henry’s […]

Caring for the Caregiver: 10 Tips When Providing Meals

The following is general information and may not apply for every situation. Please check with the recipient family or meal coordinator.      Find out what the family normally eats and use that to guide your decision on what to offer.      If possible, offer the family a choice of meals. Try to offer variety by […]