John, age 85, is receiving home care after a recent fall and fracture of the hip. Over the last year since his wifes death, he has experienced a large weight loss. Johns doctor feels that the weigh loss contributed towards his fall and something needs to be done. John admits to not having the appetite he used to when his wife was alive, "She used to make me a snack every night before bed. I always knew that she cared."
April 2011 Archives
What would you do if you could no longer drive? Or you were unable to get to your doctor's appointments, see friends at social outings, or even go grocery shopping?
It never ceases to prove out the frailty of some elders!! Start listening to your parents, co-workers, neighbors, or friends any time they relay a story regarding an elder that is hospitalized.
I often find myself asking certain questions about a business: “How long has it been in business?”, “Where is the company’s location(s)?” “What is the corporate culture?”, “Why did this company start in the industry that it did?”, etc. I think it’s important to know what motivates a business and by getting a background and history of a company, I can better assess if it is one I would like to patronize and support. Let me take a few moments to share the Seniors Home Care story with you.