I love to cook, but my kids are concerned because I have left the stove on
once or twice.
2. I am a widow living alone and I cherish my independence. I love to cook
and have always taken great pride in my cooking abilities and in putting
delicious food on the table for my family to enjoy.
3. I have been watching the cooking channel and want to try making new
recipes, so I can continue sharing my love for food with my kids and
4. Dr. Joe
Dr. Joe would like to keep engaged and utilize his knowledge and skills to
contribute to his community.
5. Dr. Joe is an accomplished and renowned scientist. Five years ago, he was
diagnosed with Alzheimer's and his wife, Betty, became his caregiver.
6. After Betty passed away a few months ago, Dr. Joe moved into a memory
care community, but he is having a bit of difficulty adjusting to his new
home. During his career he managed complex projects and used
computers to evaluate the data he gathered.
7. Bob & Shirley
Many bills pile up and it's difficult to organize and track Medicare and
8. We have been married for 51 years. I take medications for several chronic
conditions and Bob had hip surgery a few months ago.
9. We would like to spend more time doing the things we like with our grandkids and
friends, but find that a lot of our time is now taken by what seems to be a
mountain of paperwork and medical bills! Our daughter gave us a smart-phone
last year, but we are still trying to figure out how to use all it's features!
10. Ron & Judith
My parents have said they want to be more active, but know they need to
be mindful of getting hurt.
11. My parents enjoy playing an occasional round of golf and daily walks in
the park until recently.
12. They love their home and neighborhood, but have become increasingly
more cautious after a fellow golfer and neighbor, Larry, fell and moved
into a nursing home to recover from his injuries.
Mary's taste buds and sense of smell are not what they used to be. As a
dedicated nurse, Mary always made sure to discuss the importance of a
nutritious and healthy diet with her patients.
14. Lately, she has begun to become a bit forgetful and her trips to the store
have become less frequent.
15. Her family has noticed spoiled food in the fridge, which she doesn't want
to throw away because she doesn't want to be wasteful. They are worried
she will get sick from eating spoiled food.
I like to go outside and smell the flowers and breathe fresh air.
As a young man, I hiked, swam and played baseball. In middle age, I ran my
first marathon and loved it.
17. When I retired, I took up gardening and won a blue ribbon at the State Fair
for my tomatoes! When my health started to decline a few years ago, I
took my kids' advice and moved into a nursing home.
18. It's a nice place; the staff is caring and courteous. I'd like to continue to
enjoy all the outdoor activities in the place I now call home, without my
kids or the staff worrying about me.
19. Juan & Raymond
My partner has declining health and cognition and I am trapped and afraid
20. Raymond and I have been together for 42 years. We traveled extensively
and had a very active social life. Over the past 3 years, Raymond's health
has declined significantly and he requires constant care.
21. I love him dearly, but I often feel trapped and have become increasingly
fearful of the responsibility and loneliness. It often feels as though the
weight of the world is on my shoulders.
23. I go to see her daily and feel it's important for my children to visit her as
often as possible. To gain access, however, we ring a bell that is calibrated
to be heard by CNA's at the other side of the building.
24. The sound is jarring to the residents. In addition to mother being agitated
when we arrive, the kids are frightened by seeing the distress of their
grandma and the other residents.