Senior Health: Mrs. Nelson
Although Mrs. Nelson had dementia and short-term memory loss, her husband could still take care of her in their home. That changed when he fell and had to enter a nursing home himself. Their children, who both worked, worried about their mother spending all day at home by herself. A United Way-supported adult day services program was the answer to everyone’s prayers.
Now Mrs.Nelson has a safe, welcoming place to spend her days. She’s no longer isolated alone in her home, but engaging with other seniors and caring staff in a cheerful, light-filled, homey center. She rests better at night and is still able to function much as she did when her husband took care of her. And everyone has some peace of mind.Previous Success Story: Meeting Basic Needs : Bernice Next Success Story: Succeeding in School: Tonya