I spent Christmas Eve with a delightful client who was having a medical emergency. In the process of thanking me she said, with a gleam in her eye: “You’re both ornamental and useful!”
I love that compliment! As care managers, those of us at Care is There want our client’s lives to go well, but we also want their lives to feel great! We make sure the emergencies are handled and the daily logistics are worked out, but we like to make the process fun and joyful, and we want our clients to be proud to have us in their lives.
Maybe we’re even the mistletoe of caregiving: we hang around so our clients will get kissed by life!
Happy holidays to you and everyone you love.
Know someone who worries about their elderly parent in Charlottesville, Staunton, or Harrisonburg Virginia? Care is There Geriatric Care Management can help! Have them contact me, Elizabeth, for a free consultation: 434.326.5323ext 2 or Elizabeth@careisthere.com.
Elizabeth Swider, Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Aging in Place Specialist
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
Support for independent living and long distance caregiving; assisted living enhancement