Up Close with The Holmes Family – A Family’s Story of Caregiving

With Special Guests The Holmes Family (Terry Holmes, Katrena Holmes, Joan Holmes ,April Roberson, Christina Roberson and Corey Holmes)
Air Date: June 28, 2022 10:00 am ET

In this powerful hour join Host Michelle as she welcomes The Holmes Family to The Empowerment Hour Conversation.  The Holmes Family will share their journey as a family the care of their family patriarch after he suffered a stroke.  The Family led by their matriarch is a strong woman of faith who along with the “Holmes Children” came together and created a “Prayer Strategy” for the survival of their father.  Through prayer, faith, getting medical answers to their questions, research and seeking help, they proudly share as a family how they bought their father home as he began his healing journey, their Dad has not been readmitted to the hospital in over 7 years!  A family that prays and works together stays together, tune in to hear this inspiring story. The Holmes Family share resources and tools for you!

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Meet the Holmes Family:

Joan Holmes along with members of her family is a Co-Founder of The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Academy – an online program that provides instruction and practical skills training for families who are caring for their aging, disabled, and/or ill loved ones at home. Mrs. Holmes is a retired paraprofessional from the Atlanta Public School System where she enjoyed educating special needs children and community gardening for almost 30 years. Her desire for educating children and wanting children to read, led her to becoming a story reader in the forest, schools, churches, and libraries around the Atlanta area. Mrs. Holmes is the wife and primary caregiver to her husband Alex Holmes who had a massive stroke in 2015, and she along with the support of her 8 siblings play a key role in the care of their mother, Muriel Kimpson, who is 88 years young. Mrs. Holmes and her husband have 5 adult children, April, Katrena, Terry, Corey, and David, three granddaughters, Christina, Chrysolite, and Harlynn, and one great-grandson, who she affectionately calls “Dr. Giovanni Morgan.” Mrs. Holmes is a graduate of Price High School, was a part of the Job Corp, and attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia – where she and her husband met.

 

Terry Holmes, along with other members of his family is a Co-Founder of The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Academy – an online program that provides instruction and practical skills training for families who are caring for their aging, disabled, and/or ill loved ones at home.  He is an instructor for the academy and is the co-author of the academy’s training book, titled The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Program Guidebook. He provides visionary leadership to the academy as well as sales and marketing expertise.

Katrena Holmes, along with other members of her family is a Co-Founder of The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Academy – an online program that provides instruction and practical skills training for families who are caring for their aging, disabled, and/or ill loved ones at home.  She is an instructor for the academy and is the co-author of the academy’s training book, titled The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Program Guidebook. Ms. Holmes is the author of Buying More Time – 58 Questions to Ask On Your Loved One’s Behalf Before He Or She Is Discharged From a Hospital or Skilled Healthcare facility.

April Roberson is a Co-Founder of The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Academy – an online program that provides instruction and practical skills for families who are caring for their aging, disabled, and/or ill loved ones at home. Ms. Roberson is an army veteran and reservist trained in life saving techniques.

Christina Roberson is a Co-Founder of The Holmes Family – Family Caregiver Training Academy – an online program that provides instruction and practical skills for families who are caring for their aging, disabled, and/or ill loved ones at home. Ms. Roberson is a Certified Nursing Assistant and is CPR certified. Through her years of experience, Ms. Roberson has cared for aging, disabled, and ill patients. She understands the importance of coupling a willing heart to serve those in need with the proper training.

 

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Call For Caring
July 26, 2022 9:16 AM

Thank you to the Holmes Family for sharing their amazing journey of faith, love and advocacy. This is a blueprint for a successful journey.

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LaSandra Brown
June 28, 2022 11:35 PM

To the Holmes Family you have done an exemplary job in caring for Mr Alex. God has strengthened,empowered, equipped and sustained each of you for your designated roles. May He continues to shower you with blessings from above. Hang on in there, much love.

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Dgs
June 28, 2022 4:10 PM

This was such a great Podcast ! It was packed with important information that any family dealing with a stroke or any other type life changing sickness could benefit from.

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Katrena Holmes
June 28, 2022 3:28 PM

Hello Everyone! Thank you for listening to our family’s story…The seasoning used by the chef was Mrs. Dash which is now called Dash.

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