More help is needed
I am frustrated and appalled with our health care system. My elderly neighbour Bob, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, was just brought home by an off duty police officer. Apparently he had wandered off, unbeknownst to his wife, in the early morning. She did not hear the alarms on her doors go off to warn her. Luckily a tragedy was averted this time. Two nursing homes have turned down this family in crisis because he needs a lockdown floor and none are available. There are over 200 people in crisis waiting. Do we have to wait until this dear man is lost and found dead because there was no help for him? Do we have to wait until his loving wife has a stroke trying to care for him?
Where is their help? So far CCAC hasn’t found the answer. Day programs and PSWs is not enough! The safety of this devoted couple is at risk.
Don’t let this beautiful 60-year marriage end in tragedy. Donna Dobroski, Hamilton