Blog: October 2014

Enriching a Life by Restoring the Past to Build the Future

Enriching a Life by Restoring the Past to Build the FutureWhen illness and aging cause seniors to minimize their activities, finding creative solutions to help them enhance their lives is critical.

Case Study:

George is a man in his late 80s who led an independent life until he developed cancer, experienced severe macular degeneration, and a lifelong stutter got worse. He was very aware of not appearing the way he used to, and was extremely self-conscious.

At our initial assessment in George’s apartment, there were 2 lawyers, 2 bankers and us. It was quite a crowd, and it was obvious a working relationship was already in place.

While Rebecca spoke with George and the others to identify the specific needs for which Eddy & Schein had been invited to join the team, I went into the bathroom. There, I found little placards with funny French remarks. So, I came out and started speaking fluent French to George. The rest was history. There was virtually no one else in the room except the two of us -- communicating gracefully in another language.

From then on, my goal was to restore George to his previous life.

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