Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Nursing Homes

This is not about crafts but a warning for those of you with elderly parents. A 92 year old woman at my husbands church fell off of her back porch last week. She hit her head and cut it open. She fell down face first and drowned in her own blood.

The womans family new she had been falling lately and was more clumsy than she had been but for some reason did not hurry to get someone to stay with her. I realize that situations can be preventative but it seems like they could have put her in a care home or something while they were waiting to get living arrangements situated. Better Caring.com is a website that can answer some of your questions regarding nursing home care and maybe even tell you about nursing homes in your area. This is something you may want to consider if you have an elderly parent living alone. This woman could have been alive today.

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