92 years old and 89 years old at first service
Long term married couple with grown children who had moved to a carefully chosen nursing home after Jean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately Jean was assaulted in their room at the facility by another demented client. They and their children interviewed over two dozen companies to find the right team to look after Bryan and Jen in their cosy family home.
Jean’s condition, always poor, swiftly deteriorated to the point where she required two person assist for hoisting and toileting. It was a struggle to find ways to fit a hoist and the other dedicated equipment into an older style home as well as the obvious issues of having double staff on hand when needed. However, with the help of great OT’s, lots of training days from our RN’s and some rostering flexibility we were able to provide a solution that kept Jean at home.
Five years of 24/7 care later our team of long term carers had tears in their eyes as we sat through a beautiful service to honour the amazing lives that they had lived. We were grateful to have contributed a small amount to assisting a family to look after their wonderful parents safely.