Why Do We Do What We Do?
On September 21, 2017, we were honored to enroll an assisted living facility (ALF) resident who became (and remains) our oldest current client. “Miss B.” celebrated her 106th birthday in January 2020 – which means she was born in 1914, FOUR YEARS BEFORE the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic….
She has always been quite proud of her independence and was unbelievably astute! You never would have guessed that she was a centurion, much less 6.5+ years beyond that milestone….
Throughout the past year, she has pushed her button on several occasions. (Five times for a welfare check, three times for a lift assist following a fall, and one time to be transported to the hospital, because her head was bleeding and required stitches following a fall.) Anytime she needed help, she was able to push her button to get it! THIS is WHY we do WHAT we DO!
Unfortunately, a recently received call from the ALF social worker notified us that “Miss B.” was now on hospice. Although she has had to endure so much throughout her lifetime — over the past 12 decades — the emotional turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be too much. We’re so saddened to hear this news. Since she is like family, our hearts are breaking. This is the absolute hardest part of our job….
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