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pathways to modern aging

Last month I spoke with Letha who stated both she and her husband were having difficulty between paying for food and medications, and she was feeling discouraged.

After more conversation, I asked if she’d want to receive assistance. She was very grateful for my suggestions and agreed to see if she qualified for Meals on Wheels.

When I called her today, the first thing she said was, “Oh Jackie! Remember when you gave me that number for Area Agency on Aging? Well, I called, and we are now getting Meals on Wheels! I don’t know how to thank you! We are so happy! Thank you, thank you!”

This may not seem like much to some people, but it meant the world to me. To think every time, they have a hot meal, they will be thinking of me and what we do here as a company, is the best feeling in the world.

– Jackie

Sometimes our patients share their funny moments.

I called Donald who immediately said he got stuck in the crawl space looking for some jars he’d put away prior. He expressed his back “just doesn’t work like it used to” and a history of back issues, he was unable to get out of the tight space. His wife tried to help him with no success and did not want to call 911 for help. After a while, he managed to get out using a step stool. Patient denied any injury, but stated his arms are all bruised because of taking blood thinners. Due to Aspirin being the only medication indicated in his chart, I advised Donald to see his doctor to make sure. He has an appointment with the doctor this week! Donald reminded me of my own parents who typically refer to their agility as it “just doesn’t work like it used to,” ha!

– Jackie