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About Yarick Molina

Yarick Molina Human Resources Ahora y Siempre, Inc. 214-741-6359 office 214-741-6389 fax ymolina@myays.net www.MyAyS.net

Annual Report 2014

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January 22, 2015

 

Satisfaction

The Texas Administrative Code requires that we conduct Satisfaction Surveys at least annually. AyS conducts these on a quarterly basis so we can identify any dissatisfaction trends early and address them immediately. Over the last year, the satisfaction surveys returned, our consumers have marked them as “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied.” We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have a complaint, you are always welcome to reach out to us to voice that compliant, concern or suggestion.

 

Complaints

The Texas Administrative Code requires that we evaluate the complaints lodged during the year and also evaluate the policies that have been implemented to determine if they are successfully decreasing the number of complaints. Over the past year, no formal complaints were presented.

 

Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation

11/14/2014 – Emotional & Verbal Abuse –The case was referred back to the provider for administrative follow up.

10/24/2014 – Neglect – The case was returned as unconfirmed.

10/21/2014 – Unknown type of abuse – The case was referred back to the provider for administrative follow up.

02/05/2014 – Medical Neglect – The case was returned as unconfirmed.

 

Annual Termination of Services

The Texas Administrative Code requires that we review any termination of services over the last year. Termination of services is when a client leaves the HCS or TxHmL program all together. Over the last year the following termination and reasons for termination were reported.

3 terminations due to death

 

Aggregate Restraint Data

The Texas Administrative Code requires that we compare aggregate restraint data with statewide data. The state data is as follows.

  • Rate of Emergency Personal Restraint – .108
  • Rate of Emergency Mechanical Restraint – .003
  • Rate of Emergency Psychoactive Medication Restraint – .069

To calculate the AyS data, we have taken the number of restraints reported and divided it by 144, the average number of clients served throughout the year. It is difficult to assess the AyS average. In January 2014, AyS was serving approximately 99 clients. By the end of 2014, we were serving 189 clients. The number 144 is a fair guess in terms of average number of people served in 2014.

The AyS data is as follows.

  • Rate of Emergency Personal Restraint – .00
  • Rate of Emergency Mechanical Restraint – .00
  • Rate of Emergency Psychoactive Medication Restraint – .38

Happy 3rd Birthday Ahora y Siempre, Inc.

 

AyS3Happy 3rd Birthday Ahora y Siempre! We are finding it impossible to start this post without saying that we can’t believe we are entering year #3!

The past 3 years have been nothing short of remarkable. We can’t express how proud we are of our staff for their personal and professional growth. Ahora y Siempre, Inc. is based in Dallas but over the last year opened a second location in Del Rio, TX.

In the next year we hope to establish the systems necessary to operate effectively as a mid-size HCS/TxHmL Provider. Some of the systems that had been in operation over the last year were developed to help a small provider ‘keep on keeping.’ Ahora y Siempre, Inc. has grown at a remarkable rate, shattering all kinds of records. In the Spring of 2014, we enrolled over 30 new clients into our organization. In the 10 years Francisco has been in the field, he has never seen this happen before. This growth has challenged the systems under which we’ve operated and we’ve come to learn that some of those systems are no longer appropriate, so we are making changes. These systematic changes should be seamless; therefore you should not experience any disruption of services.A 3rd Birthday Greeting from our directors. Check it out!

“The #3 is and always will be a very special number in my life. In this 3rd year of her existence, Ahora y Siempre, Inc. will continue to offer more than just high quality services to our consumers. Our belief that high quality services should be the standard mode of operation remains. We will continue to offer the necessary education so that any person who has ever been served through Ahora y Siempre, Inc. will have the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex world of IDD services. We will continue to express our appreciation for our employees. It is ultimately our employees who keep this ship moving forward.” Francisco Gonzalez, Program Director and Owner said.

Finally and once again, we cannot finish without expressing the infinite gratitude that is owed to all our consumers who allow us to be a part of their lives. Many agencies join the life of a consumer to enrich his or her life. We believe that the road of life enrichment is a two –way street. Not only do we join your life to help you, but you enrich our lives every day with your abilities, your strength and your perseverance. Thank you for always being an inspiration to us all! Here’s to a MONUMENTAL 3rd anniversary.

With much appreciation

Francisco Gonzalez

Maritza Gonzalez

Gabriela Gonzalez

Directors and Owners of Ahora y Siempre, Inc.

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Confessions of a teenage bride

beka2The moment I got engaged I had no idea what I was in for. So young and getting married? I had no clue so many people frowned upon what I thought was such a beautiful thing. When people found out they were shocked. People had asked me “How do you know he’s the one? You are so young & honestly, you don’t really have the ability to understand what love is yet…” or “Or “Are you sure you’re ready to spend your life with this one person… forever?” I’ve heard so many things because of this ideal life everyone has branded in their heads. First you graduate high school. Then you go to college. Once you finish college you get this amazing career and make lots of money. Then when your settled in you find the love of your life and it’s then you can have your happily ever after.

Well some have different stories. Like me for instants.17 turning 18 and already engaged. I had so much on my plate already. Why would I want to add such a big commitment like getting married? Well, I will tell you.

When Angel came in to my life I knew god had answered my prayers. He put Angel in my life when I thought life couldn’t get any worse. Angel always made my day better. No matter how crazy it was. He would drive 4hrs from Robstown and surprise me all the way in Houston… He would take me away and make me forget about everything bad in life. He treated me like a princess. No guy had ever treated me the way he did. He was such a gentleman. & from then on he stole my heart.

3 years went by and we were still together. People had always doubted us from the beginning because of our age. But we knew we were doing the right thing by being together. It just felt so right.

When we got engaged and I heard all these negative things… It crushed me. It was coming from the people who I cared for the most. Angel realized it was hurting me so he came up with this saying, “It’s us against the world, through the good and bad always know I will be here.” He made everything so much easier with his good vibes and amazing heart.

After I graduated High school in December 2012 I had planned to move to Robstown with Angel. But one of my passions was caring for people. So I decided to stay in Houston and continue with a program to become a CNA. Months after I graduated from the program, I got to finally move in with my love!

beka1It was the most exciting, scary, heart wrenching couple of weeks of packing. April 12th 2013 was the day my parents were dreading. I was finally moving out. Angel helped and drove the U-Haul, so I could drive my car with my pup Bella. I gave my parents the biggest hug and kiss on cheek they probably ever got from me. I felt like I was finally really happy. Months past and we were getting ready for our big day. We had decided we wanted to get married December 14th 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the reception would be at an amazing venue on a ranch. So I got a job as a CNA. We had no clue what we were getting ourselves in to. Getting married was so much work…. And so much money!! We struggled and fought about the details of the wedding until Angel told me” I don’t want to fight over what’s supposed to be the best day of our lives, just do what you like and run it by me “ This made it so much easier on everything. We were so stressed out over this one day. We got to see sides of each other we had never seen before. And on top of all our pay checks were going straight to the wedding.

Months and Months of fighting, crying and excitement went by so fast! Before we could blink our eyes the day of our wedding was finally here. As soon as I woke up the problems started! The limo company was giving me a hard time and was late because of some issues. I got something on my dress and I was so nervous and excited I couldn’t control my emotions. The day was here and I had lost my cool!

As soon as the big church doors swooshed open and I saw my handsome soon to be husband standing at the alter waiting for me all the problems disappeared. As my parents were walking me down the aisle all the memories rushed my mind. On how hard we worked to get where we were, and of how beautiful this all turned out. Family and friends gathered in the benches with their watery eyes just smiling in joy for us. I couldn’t pull my eyes away from angel. His facial expression was priceless, I will never ever forget that moment.

The church flew by and it was such an amazing mass. We were finally husband and wife!! It was seriously the best day of my life. I walked in the church Rebeka Mayville fighter, complainer and struggling with all this craziness and then I walked out Rebeka Gonzalez kind, selfless wife of an extraordinary man. I changed my ways for my husband.

And to all the questions I didn’t answer then about “How do you know he’s the one?” And “Why would you want to get married already, you are so young?” My answers then and now that I have been married for a while. I knew angel was the one because god sent him to me and I believe in his awesome works. I also could see an amazing future with Angel. When you meet that special someone… you just know.

And to all the negativity on” I am too young to know what love is” or that” we didn’t know what we were doing” here is a nice heads up. Not everyone lives the same life. And when you see someone’s life that is different you shouldn’t bash them for it just because it’s different from yours. Love is god’s creation and we were brave enough to accept it -even when people didn’t.

beka3Everything was all so worth it. I would do this all over again because this whole experience has made me so selfless and more proud of what my husband and I have become through the most difficult times. I am happy to say that I married my best friend at 19 years old. Every morning I wake up to this amazing smile and every night I get to fall asleep in his comforting arms. My praying buddy and my world. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I can’t wait for what god has in store for us in the future. Babies? A cute little house? Who knows. But one thing I do know is that with you by my side we can get through anything. I love you my handsome husband of mine and I promise I will be the best wife I can be.

Rebeka Mayville