I wish I had known then what I do know now.
I have worked my whole life. Like most of us, I had to. That didn’t change because Mom lived in the house. There were still bills to pay, and all she had was a heart full of love.
We moved her in with us back in the early 80’s after she lost her leg to gangrene. Hubby, the kids, and I pulled together to do the best we could to make things work for everyone.
Each day before I left for work, I mentally went over my checklist of what had been done: bathe Mom, change bed linen, wash clothes, administer meds, give her breakfast, leave her a snack, put lunch in the frig. Eight hours later I was back shouting, “Mom, I’m home.” I was scared stiff when she didn’t answer immediately. Often she was alone as there was not enough for a full time health aide. What if? I don’t regret those ten years. It was the right thing to do. How I wish that she could have felt more secure and independent though!
Recently I learned about LifeFone and its 24/7 medical alert emergency response center. It has been around since 1976, but I just had not heard about it then. Its movable system requires a small in-home base and a medical alert bracelet or pendant which is waterproof and comes with a 100% lifetime warranty. Its wearer is covered up to 1,000 feet from the unit. He just touches the bracelet or pendant to signal a medical alarm.
Emergency care specialists monitor every situation. They have on file personalized profiles, critical information, and contacts. Their intervention can save time when even seconds save lives.
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