When I walk in the street with my True Care nurse, people don’t ask me anymore if Benji is my guide dog. That makes me happy because I never liked it when they assumed I was blind.
Well, I may be 60, but I can enjoy a game of bingo just fine. Many years ago, my husband Leo and I were in a mild plane crash together, and the doctor told Leo that we could expect old age to catch up on us sooner than usual. When I turned 53, I was beginning to experience degenerating motor skills.
Thankfully, I have my True Care guardian angel that is here with me every day who encourages me to live life to the fullest and fight towards continued rehabilitation. Thank you, True Care, for making every day worth living.
Since suffering a stroke almost two years ago, I have felt as though I’m a slight burden to the family. It’s not because they don’t love me; to the contrary, they loved me too much to allow anyone else to care for me.
That was until they heard about True Care from my business partner’s family.
They had only wonderful things to say about them, and even assured me we could get shift nurses to come down. I now have 24-hour care in my own home and when my kids and grand kids come to visit, we spend the time together as a family and not as a patient and his team of caregivers.
My True Care home aide is a wonderful lady. She is Latino and speaks to me in my native Spanish, which makes me feel like she knows what I need and understands where I’m coming from. She even surprised me on Dia de las Madres with a bouquet of flowers.
I remember when my daughter initially told me she would like to bring in a nurse to help her with my care. I had told her I could go live in a nursing home and be cared for by their staff.
But now I’m really happy she convinced me to stay home. I am closer to her and to my son in-law, and I am more comfortable here than I could ever be in a facility.