I was neither injured nor ill, so I was mobile and could fetch supplies, prepare meals and tend to myself, to the maintenance, cleaning and landscaping of that house where I lived … alone.
But should some malady occur, all that self sufficiency would disappear.
Services could be notified, called in, coordinated and supervised according to a plan and schedule. Sure, but how and by whom!? Well, someone who was aware, and cared. Oh really!?
Hm-m-m-m, scary thought indeed. I’d have needed a coach, right now, and a team. That is, a group of people with a common purpose, performing together for my welfare.
So I’m here now, at SCV, an example of such a team at its finest. There is the coach, Resident Services and Siena’s nursing staff. Their wider team of security, ambulance, hospital, physicians, pharmacy already connected.
And for an extended recovery: in-house nursing, medications, dining, housekeeping and physical therapy.
An organization almost anticipating, certainly responsive to, my loss of self sufficiency, then supportive of my regaining it.
This is not a “what if” story. Six years after I arrived at SCV that malady occurred … big time. All the players were in place and performed flawlessly.