Mrs. Gurtie B.
“Mrs. Gurtie B. gathered recently to celebrate her 100th birthday at Franklin Health Care. Those pictured represent 5 generations of family members.”
“I was not standing too good, but now I have reached my attainable GOALS.”
Coming to Franklin Health Care Center was not an easy decision for me as an independent woman. My love for family, children in the community and my neighbor was something second nature for me following my love for God.
Coaching sports for the girls and boys in our community brought much joy to my heart and I was always identified as a GOOD Listener.
Facing loosing a limb changed my positive outlook on life until I became a resident at Franklin Health Care Center and was placed in the care of the staff. Comparing then and now, initially I felt sorry for myself but now it is an awakening to the prospect of becoming the independent woman I spoke of previously.
Because of the Therapy Team and staff at Franklin Health Care have:
- Learned to stand independently
- Transfer myself independently
- My speech improved
- I can shower comfortably
- I can say with a smile on my face: things are getting much better
Transitioning to home the goals she shared are:
- Resuming her cooking skills
- Doing the laundry
- Going garage shopping
- Returning to her active life of being involved with the youth, the community and her family
I am happy Now
In the beginning:
“I was not walking”
“I was not sociable”
“All I wanted to do was stay in the bed”
“I am happy and have a purpose in my life. I am a widow of 38 years. I chose not to get married again because I am not looking and no one asked.” – BIG laugh. Her self-confidence has increased with therapy. Social interaction has improved with the staff and residents. Agnes now takes the initiative to help others.
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