This Week’s Core Value

Written by:

Keith Breault


July 20, 2018

The Commonwise team has grown in the last six months. As a refresher for our seasoned staff and in order to align the newcomers, we are taking time out of every weekly meeting to review one of our core values. On Wednesday we discussed “integrity.”

What person or organization comes to your mind when you think of integrity? Most likely, someone known for unwavering trustworthiness—primarily amidst times of adversity. Perhaps you thought of someone who handled a difficult situation honorably, even at great personal cost.

Anyone can claim to have integrity. Like most virtues, however, it is only tested and proven during times of difficulty or weakness or temptation. People of integrity hold fast to honor even when it’s costly, and even when no one else is watching.

So why do we care so much about integrity at Commonwise? At Commonwise, integrity is our vertebrae—the singular, load-bearing core upon which all the other values depend. The Latin “integer” means whole and complete and is often used to describe the fortitude of structures. A bridge or tower with poor integrity, for instance, cannot be trusted to stand through tempests or earthquakes.

Commonwise extends a weighty invitation to caregivers and clients alike: You can trust us with the people you love the most, for the long haul. We will honor you with unwavering honesty, sincerity, and transparency—even when it costs us, and even when no one else is watching.

Your Commonwise Charleston Home Care Team

An Open Letter from Katherine Evans.

Written by:

Katherine Evans


July 1, 2018

Katherine Evans – Road to Home Care

It’s hard to find anyone these days who hasn’t seen a loved one need home care. I’ve had several family members need care and I’ve seen the very best and very worst of caregiving.

I’ve seen how incredibly transformative excellent home care can be. Members of my family who had great caregivers had longer, happier, more fulfilling lives. They felt supported and valued and they moved into the final phases of their lives in comfort and grace.

And that’s why, when we moved to Charleston to be closer to family, we wanted to bring our appreciation for exceptional home care with us.

We believe that home care doesn’t have to be mediocre. It doesn’t have to be someone paid minimum wage to sit and watch tv or play on their phone.

The best caregivers are wise, kind, engaging, knowledgeable, and generous with their time and spirit.

When I come to work everyday, I’m proud of what we’re building here. We see it as a mission, a chance to contribute to our community.

We know that when we meet with clients and their families, we are promising a level of care that will change lives. It will give families peace of mind. It will give our clients peace in their hearts.

That’s why I wanted to bring Commonwise Home Care to Charleston.