BY: Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC
President Elder Connections
Making Senior Dreams Come True — Part 2
Late this afternoon, Annabelle and her Elder Connections entourage arrived at the Port Jefferson Health Care Center. This isn’t your typical hotel or vacation resort, instead our senior’s travel destination is a short-term sub-acute medical care facility. A perfect fit for providing better senior care for a traveling senior.
Bed and Meds
In a conversation with the Health Care Center’s director, I was told that she informed the nurses that their job with Annabelle was “a bed and meds.” Typical elder care would require an evaluation and a mandatory “in- facility” stay.
Recreating Better Senior Travel
But, Annabelle Kerins does not fit Port Jefferson’s business as usual protocol. This woman, who is grappling with debilitating Parkinson’s disease, is creating her own life and travel agenda. With the assistance of her Elder Connections caregivers, Annabelle enjoys dining out with friends and leading her van chauffeur to new travel spots.
Travels for Better Senior Care
The news of our senior traveling is delighting the hearts of everyone Annabelle touches — including her Geriatric Care Manager, too. The dream is beginning to play out as planned — and I can exhale. Does your senior have a plan?