Senior Care Helps Patient And Caregiver At Olympic Adult Day Health Care
Nacole and Lilith remind me of two sitcom heroines sitting behind their desks at the end of their group socialization/1-on-1 counseling rooms.
Each behind their anchor desks like a pair of sweet news anchors reporting on the day from a whole different point of view. I kind of expected Bob Newhart to come through the side door to the garden. They report to me how life really is in the mental health/senior health care field.
Nacole says these are the most rewarding moments of her life. “Nothing in school can prepare you for the real world experience of working with someone in the middle of a full blown hallucination. It certainly gives you reasons to appreciate your own life.” She is grading math problems that she had given to one of her patients who is learning to add. Lilith tells me, “It is the simplest things that make the difference, like listening to them – nobody ever listens to them.”
Behind them sat a vase of a half dozen roses, a gift from one of the seniors who was appreciative to have been taught how to pay her bills online, a serious step forward for persons of this age. These are the victories of life at the Olympic Adult Day Health Care center on La Cienega.
The most rewarding moments for them are the days when they help a patient solve a problem. The degree of appreciation is a lesson for me to take outside these doors.
There is an Eastern philosophy to life that is apt here. If someone gives you a dime, spend a nickel on bread and a nickel on flowers.
Many health care centers provide care for one of the following 3 areas. Olympic provide all three types.
1. The traditional model with social services, activities, crafts and some individual attention from workers.
2. The medical model with services above but also skilled services from nurses, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, geriatric physicians and others.
3. The Alzheimer’s model with services specifically designed to support and care for Alzheimer’s patients.
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