Yesterday I was out with friends at Joe's Deli in Rocky River. Their food is terrific and they are very senior-friendly. (That always gets an extra star in my book.)
As we were leaving the restaurant, we noticed an older couple. The 80+ year old husband was struggling to get his frail wife transferred from her portable wheelchair back into his car. God has a way putting us right where we need to be, as my friend, who is also certified in home health care and I went over to offer him assistance.
He was very grateful stating, "Thank you so very much. I have a hard time getting Theresa back in the car. We've been married 65 years and we have always liked to go out."
After we got Theresa settled, I suggested that the husband keep a kit in his car that might make their outings more enjoyable.
The kit should include;
The instructions are as follows:
You are on your way.
Remember, when caregiving...
No matter what the task, always ask your loved one for his/her help. Let him/her do for him/herself first!
And, with winter just around the corner, add to the kit above:
Then, you'll be prepared if you get stuck in the snow.
Make it a great day!