Errands for Seniors
This week I MUST introduce you to one of the cutest “old poppys” in allll the land ☺ (That’s what I always called my male geriatric patients when I worked at the hospital and nursing home. My husband and I had this running joke about me and my old poppys!! … I would say “I love me some Old Poppy”! ☺
They always brought a smile to my face, and I always had a gift of bringing one to theirs! Even when they were not at optimal health. Even when they were a little grumpy or angry with their current circumstance. Even when they threatened to pop me in the nose! Lol … I would just smile and beam some love XO.
So without further ado, Meet Gus!
When I met Gus he had just moved into a Senior Living Facility. One of the biggest concerns he had at the time was managing and paying his few bills ON time each and every month without forgetting!
He also realized that although the beautiful facility he lives in offers transportation to and from the local grocery store, he didn’t truly enjoy “riding the bus”.
So I started our relationship with Gus by visiting him in person at his new “home”. I helped him manage his bills, and picked up several favorite items he likes to have in his room from the grocery store!
Gus loves bananas, gala apples, crackers and Cracker Barrel cheese!
He loved this arrangement and wanted more help from us, so Gus was assigned one primary “senior concierge” who would look in on him once a week and also coordinate with the staff at the Senior Living Center if he had any special needs or requests he needed support with.
Once he met his “concierge”, an immediate bond and trust formulated. And this opened the doors for us to help him improve “Living”!!
Help for Seniors
We found out in our first visit that Gus worked for many years and retired from the Federal Reserve in Philly. He worked in maintenance and was obviously a very skilled worker, and loved working with his hands.
Even now, he still loves using his hands and building things! He is often using plywood and recycled pieces of wood/cardboard and even plastic bottle caps to “make things”. So many of our visits include picking up plywood for him and having it cut down into manageable pieces!
While helping him with his bills, we noticed he had never changed his address for his Medicare and Social Security information… so we managed that.
He was buying pants over the phone that never seemed to fit but wasn’t certain how to return them, we managed that.
And then during one of his visits he asked us to help him find and buy a new sitting chair because his was no longer comfortable!
And this is JUST the beginning!! He loves having his “girl” come see him! He engages in conversation, reminisces about the past and keeps on “building” for his future!
This is GUS, and this is how Task Complete helps him to continue “Living”!!
If you have ever truly wondered HOW we work with seniors?? This helps clear the air for you!! We are NOT a homecare agency … we do NOT assist clients with ADLS’s such as bathing and showering.
If you know a family who is struggling to find the “RIGHT” help for their loved one, or you have a neighbor that needs some VERY personalized support… please pass our name on and make them as Happy as a GUS is ☺
Couldn’t you just squeeze him???
I know I could!!
If this sounds like something you’re missing in your life, then reach out to us to see if we are a “right fit” for your loved ones needs…
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