CEO, Aspirience Home Care
It still amazes me how many personal care assistant needs there are everywhere.
I was meeting someone at the Burnsville Center the other day and had some time on my hands. I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed down to the food court to study some things.
As I was walking with my java in one hand and some paperwork in the other, here’s what I saw;
There was an older elderly woman being escorted by her walker. You know the kind I mean, it has wheels on the two legs in front and usually two half cut tennis balls on the other two legs to help the walker glide better on surfaces.
With a couple small packages at her side, she looked a bit lost as she was navigating her way around. She stopped and took a pill box of medication out of her hand bag but, looked perplexed as to what to do next. Should she take the pills now? Is it the right time? Are these the right pills even?
As I came down to the food court and found a place to sit and study, I saw a mother and daughter sitting together. They were having lunch. It appears they were having a very nice polite discussion of the recent rainy weather we’ve had.
As I was sitting at a table nearby, the discussion turned to talks of caring for someone at home versus going into an institution like an assisted living center. I don’t know if this was a relative, her husband, a neighbor or whom. They were debating the benefits and the costs of the different home care avenues. Which is the right choice? How will I know I made the right choice?
Lastly, I wrapped up my study time and meeting and was walking out to the parking lot when I saw a young man in a motorized quadriplegic wheelchair hung up on one of the curbs. He was moving his mouth piece back and forth, which controls the wheelchairs motion.
Imagine being high centered in your car on a snow drift in a good Minnesota snowstorm, it’s the same thing. He was frantically trying to free his vehicle but, to no avail. I walked up and offered a hand of lifting the front end of his wheelchair off the curb so he could steer clear. We smiled and nodded in thanks then we parted ways.
The fact that is so startling is, if we just take a minute out of our day and look around, I mean really look around, it would amaze us how many personal care assistant needs there are everywhere, everyday.
It’s good to know, Aspirience Home Care can help you with all of them.