My mother fell and broke her hip in May of 2016. The once independent 82-year-old woman, whose husband had died 30 years ago, could no longer live alone. I live in Toronto and my mother being in Fort Lauderdale, I was not able to be a daily caregiver and major decision-maker. My immediate obligation was to find an assisted living situation for a woman who had never asked for help from anyone for anything. My mother’s stern attitude magnified the pressure I felt. Given a two-week reprieve when my mother was placed in a nursing home for rehabilitation, I contacted Seniors Helping Seniors, who helped her with an appropriate assisted living at home. This was the first difficult elder care decision I had to make, though it is certainly far from being the last. Thank you SHS, you enriched my mother’s life with your caring providers.
— Amrita Singh, Canada