Elder Care Consultants of Boston was founded as a direct result of Mary Boyle-Fox’s father’s battle with Alzheimer’s Her father, Jack, was raised during the Great Depression, became an All-American football player, and served his country during WWII as a Naval Pilot.
He was shot down over the Pacific, floating at sea for several days before being rescued. After the war, he completed college and joined the company AT&T where for several years he climbed telephone poles to help wire Upstate New York. He retired as a senior executive. Jack and his wife Irene raised 8 children and enjoyed a retirement of family and golf.
After Mary’s mother passed away it became clear that Jack was becoming confused. The family’s attention to their mother’s prolonged illness had masked the early phases of his dementia, and despite an extended family that included physicians, nurses, teachers, police officers, and attorneys they were at a loss as to what to do. They simply could not provide Jack with the services he needed. Nursing homes were unsatisfactory. Generic, social service based, home workers were unreliable.
Faced with these challenges and through persistent trial and error, Mary was able to create a solid foundation of support and care for her father. It is this dedication to service and success that Mary brings to all our clients.”Every client becomes my dad”, says Mary.