In looking around at many of the good agencies that serve the elder population, it seems most have a staff shortage and have cut back or stopped doing home visits. Having a town nurse/coordinator on the ground enables a connection to these services.
Needed in all our towns is a community nurse or health care coordinator. With 42% of us old people now, and lack of housing options or retirement homes, we need to consider aging at home. My town of Sharon has had a health care coordinator for eight years. We get to know her and can depend on her finding the necessary resources we’re in need of. She lessens many trips to the medical facilities and cuts down on emergency situations.
She helped me and my husband several times, providing us with a learned relationship we can go to, always there for us. Continue reading….