For years, Michael Clark earned his living cooking and baking food. But a massive stroke in 2007 abruptly altered his life. After being discharged from the hospital, he quickly realized he was unable to tackle the daily rituals of everyday life. A concerned neighbor notified Adult Protective Services, which determined Mr. Clark desperately needed help. That’s how he met Jose Perez almost a decade ago. Mr. Perez works for HAND, the in-home care division of Meals on Wheels Central Texas, as a personal care attendant and he quickly became an indispensable part of his new client’s life.