A Father-Daughter Legacy
Callie Haley Huffman left a successful project management career to become a Certified Geriatric Care Manager following her parents’ dementia diagnoses. One year after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her father was similarly diagnosed. In his case, the diagnosis is most likely related to his chronic head trauma.
Her father, Dick Haley, retired after an expansive 50 years in the NFL. Early on, Dick played safety for the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Following his days as a player, Dick went on to have a distinguished career as the Director of Player Personnel for the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned four Super Bowl rings, and the New York Jets.
Today, Dick receives benefits from the NFL’s 88 Plan because of his diagnosis. This has given Callie firsthand experience with the 88 Plan and caring for a retired professional football player with dementia. She’s remained steadfastly dedicated to keeping her parents comfortable, happy and engaged by not only preserving but enhancing their quality of life. Her desire for only the best for her parents brought about the realization that the majority of home healthcare companies are satisfied with providing only the basics.
Callie founded Marquee Concierge Care in order to provide a higher level of care for retired NFL players and others who are accustomed to a higher level of living. Marquee’s mission is to provide clients with unmatched companion and concierge services that exceed expectations and ensure a superior quality of life.