FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
Meet Brad and Ericka Foster
At Atlantic Homecare, we have a strong belief that it is not enough to simply provide qualified caregivers to our patients and clients. It is only when care is delivered with sincere compassion and respect that true quality of care can be achieved. This is the guiding principle of Atlantic and comes from our own personal experiences needing homecare for family members.
We understand the significance and impact that a positive, compassionate, and dedicated caregiver provides far beyond necessary tasks of care.
Atlantic is committed to all of our clients and employees entrusting our team as though we are taking care of our own family.
This is our pledge to those we serve.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
One Patient at a Time.
The Starfish Story
Original story by Lauren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
This simple story serves as the foundation for all we do each day at Atlantic Homecare. That is why our mission statement is Making a Difference, One Patient at a Time.
We believe by treating our clients, patients, and all those we serve with the highest levels of respect and compassion, and delivering quality care and exceptional service, we can achieve our mission and have a positive impact on our community.
A Message from Brad Foster
Founder of Atlantic Homecare Services
In 2012, I was honored to start Atlantic Homecare Services with my wife Ericka, and close friend James Miller. Jim and I worked together previously for nearly two decades in the private duty homecare and medical staffing industry. Working together since 1998, we have shared the same deep commitment and philosophy to providing exceptional patient care and service to those we serve, while creating an environment where our healthcare professionals feel trusted and valued.
Early in my career in homecare, an unexpected event led to my job becoming deeply personal as my middle son was born in 2000 with severe medical complications, and not expected to survive. He was placed on life support and moved immediately to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter’s in Norfolk, Virginia. He remained in the NICU and on a ventilator for months while our family stuck together, prayed for a miracle and did our best to make life as normal as possible for our older son, Quenton. Concerned with the impact on Quenton seeing his brother for the 1st time in the NICU, we asked Quenton, then 9 years old, if he was sure that he wanted to go in. Quenton quickly answered, word for word, “ I have to go in to see him in case he dies, so I can always say that I met my little brother and told him I love him”. These words and his bravery are etched in my memory forever. Our youngest son was discharged from the NICU several months later and in spite of a rollercoaster of hospital visits over the next year and a half, he would go on to make a complete recovery, and today is in perfect health. Quenton started his career at Atlantic Homecare in 2014 is now the Administrator of our location in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Throughout this experience, we learned what it means to rely so deeply on others as we certainly did on our son’s team of caregivers. This only solidified our belief, which today is the guiding principle of Atlantic Homecare. It’s not enough to provide qualified caregivers to our patients and clients. It’s only when care is delivered with sincere compassion and respect, that true quality of care can be achieved. From our own personal experiences, we understand the significance and impact that a positive, compassionate and dedicated nurse or caregiver provides, far beyond the necessary tasks of care. This is why Atlantic is committed to all of our patients, clients, and employees entrusting our team as though we are taking care of our own family. This is personal to our Atlantic Family and is our pledge to those we serve.
From Our Family to Yours,
Brad Foster, Founder
Atlantic Homecare Services, LLC