“Linda/Pathfinders was truly a guiding light during a very emotionally stressful time. The support and advice helped me navigate a complicated process and ensured my Mother’s safe return home. I really appreciated having someone check in on my Mom after she returned home – it was like having a second set of eyes and also took a lot of the burden off of me so I could just focus on quality time with my Mom.” — S.S.
“Several years ago, my mother went through both colon cancer and hip replacement surgeries in the space of six weeks. Already in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, she lost dramatically more cognitive function as a result of these physical health ordeals. Before she went through the hospital doors, she lived on her own, paid her own bills and prepared her own meals. When she was discharged, she was almost totally dependent on others for her care. Even after working for over 20 years in healthcare administration, I was unable to be objective and clear-headed about a parent’s healthcare needs. I was both ill-prepared for an unexpected future and almost incapacitated by the fear that I would fail her. It took many false starts before a workable plan was in place. How I wish that I had been able to pick up the phone and call an organization like Pathfinders!” — P.D.