Good Deeds Home Health Care opens office

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Natasha Garvin has cut the ribbon to her first business, Good Deeds Home Health Care, and is more than ready to provide quality service. In fact, she already has three customers on her roster.

“I want to go above and beyond for my clients and for their families as well,” said Garvin. In addition to handling patients’ health care needs, the staff is available for reminding caretakers of doctors’ appointments or going with clients on public transportation. Light housekeeping duties such as sweeping and washing dishes are also an option as a way to make the families’ lives a little easier as well.

In the future, she wants her business to help feed the homeless, provide clothing for other less fortunate people, and Christmas gifts for children.

“I want to be a blessing for the community,” Garvin said.

That’s an attitude that apparently has come from her mother, Vivian Hargrove, who has also been in the home health care business for several years. Even today she continues in that profession.

Growing up and watching her attend to patients, Garvin saw enough of the compassion and was inspired.

“Even then I knew I would like that,” she said.

In addition, Garvin’s developed a strong respect and devotion to seniors.

“I love working with the elderly — their presence, their wisdom. It’s absolutely a joy talking with them. I love taking care of them and the disabled,” she said.

After her own schooling, Garvin went to work for A-1 Home Health Care until it closed, and then worked at other agencies in Windsor and Suffolk. All totaled, she has gained 15 years of experience.

About eight months ago is when Garvin decided to create her own home health care operation. She gives much credit to her husband, Martrelle Garvin.

“I thank him for supporting and pushing me a lot. He gave me encouragement. Truly, truly a blessing. I thank God,” said the Suffolk resident. Their children are Martrelle Garvin Jr., Asia Garvin, Zytrell Garvin, Devontrell Garvin and Quatrell Waddler.

Back in July, Garvin had acquired virtual office space in the Franklin Business Center, and only a few weeks ago was able to get an actual office of her own on the second floor.

On staff are herself, who is licensed as a Personal Care Aide; sister-in-law Monica Garvin, an LPN; and Samantha Coles, RN.

Applications are being taken for additional staff and clients.

Good Deeds Home Health Care is located in Suite 220 at the Franklin Business Center, 601 Mechanic St. Her office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 977-6943 or visit the Facebook page for more information.