In the US, roughly 12 million people require some form of home health care, with costs surpassing $72.2 billion. However, the quiet, daily heroism that happens in the homes of chronic patients, and the strong relationships between caregivers and patients, often go unseen and unheard. As part of AAJdesign’s identity transition for BAYADA Home Health Care, we conceived of and initiated a project that provides an insider view of what happens when healing takes place in the comfort and dignity of home.
Photographer and AAJdesign Principal Jan C. Almquist and writer Ann de Forest traveled to 24 homes, both of patients and their caregivers. The result is a stunning book of portraits, profiles, and documentary photographs that reveal the special relationships between caregivers and patients, and the care and dedication that enable each patient to live their most fulfilled life.