Success Stories

Success Stories

Finding the light in life

Elaine’s struggle with her weight has made life hard. People who can see past it—like U.S. Care’s professionals—know her as a bright, smiling sweetheart, one of the most generous people they’ve met. Unfortunately, this generosity has been taken advantage of, and Elaine’s depression has wrecked her efforts to get healthy time and time again. Thanks… Read more “Finding the light in life”

Learning skills to manage life

Bill is a 48-year-old schizophrenic whose mental state really got in the way of his family’s happiness. He was suicidal often enough to spend time in and out of hospitals. His wife and grown children, one of whom lives with them, were at their wits’ end. Finally, his wife reached out to U.S. Care, and… Read more “Learning skills to manage life”

Dreams are not impossible

Mental illness had always made Susan’s dream of becoming a nurse seem impossibly out of reach. But U.S. Care took her under our wing and helped her navigate the intricacies of community college. Thanks to one of our caring professionals’ diligent efforts, now she has the financial aid she needs, has a disability professional who… Read more “Dreams are not impossible”

Healing through helping others

Karen, a 36-year-old, schizophrenic, single mother of four, found herself at the brink of homelessness. She was missing appointments, failing to take her meds, and barred from seeing her children. With the help of U.S. Care, she is learning to organize her days and commit to meaningful obligations. She is now in a stable living… Read more “Healing through helping others”

From foster home to adoption

Rory had the misfortune of being placed in foster homes due to a history of abuse and neglect within his family.  Due to his reactive attachment, he displayed aggressive and defiant behaviors which were an attempt to push his family and other adult relationships away before they could disappoint him or give up on him. … Read more “From foster home to adoption”

Coping with bipolar disorder

Andrea has suffered from bipolar disorder and drug addiction for most of her adult life. Historically, when she was manic, she threw caution to the wind. When she was depressed, however, she would often end up using drugs as a way to cope with her stress, moods and thoughts.  When introduced to Andrea, she was… Read more “Coping with bipolar disorder”

Building skills leads to independence

Larry had a history of homelessness and psychiatric hospitalizations when he came to U.S. Care.  He had moved through 5 different homes in 12 months, and had also  been admitted to acute psychiatric services.  Larry had difficulty managing his emotions, daily living skills, communication and social skills.  U.S. Care helped Larry find a permanent living… Read more “Building skills leads to independence”

Achieving wellness with behavorial changes

A client who was linked with U.S. Care had tremendous issues managing her physical care. Her depression caused her to ignore critical follow-through, and as a result, her health deteriorated and trips to the emergency room were commonplace. U.S. Care professionals have worked with this client to overcome symptoms and to methodically address the physical… Read more “Achieving wellness with behavorial changes”

Coping with ADHD

Chris suffered from ADHD and was unable to focus on tasks that he was given.  Chris would become angry and aggressive when he was unable to perform these tasks.  He would become aggressive at his parents or run away from them.  His parents were at their wits’ end and did not know what to do… Read more “Coping with ADHD”

Helping a family stay together

A U.S. Care client who suffers from major depression was struggling with symptom management such that his family situation was in grave jeopardy. Family strife was the definitive aspect of interactions with his wife and daughter, and numerous hospitalizations on account of suicidality were a major stressor to family harmony. U.S. Care professionals were linked… Read more “Helping a family stay together”

On the verge of homelessness

U.S. Care has been instrumental in helping a client who struggled to maintain stable mental health. As a result of missed appointments, not taking medicine regularly, and lacking overall organization to properly manage daily affairs, this client was on the verge of homelessness. U.S. Care professionals helped this client make better choices and to organize… Read more “On the verge of homelessness”