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EVELYN

Name: 
EVELYN REID
Location: 
HICKORY
Caregiver Relationship: 
Parent
Living Arrangements: 
Long Distance
Primary Illness: 
Frail/Elderly

I, EVELYN, TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER, MINNIE, WHO STILL LIVES BY HERSELF. SHE NEEDS HELP IN OPENING JARS AND BOTTLES AS SHE HAS SWOLLEN JOINTS AND WRISTS FROM ARTHRITIS. SHE HAS NO STRENGTH IN HER HANDS. BUT SHE DEMONSTRATES A VERY STRONG DESIRE TO MAINTAIN HER INDEPENDENCE. I HELP HER FINANCALLY WITHOUT ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. I TRY TO KEEP HER ACTIVE BY DOING TELEPHONE VISITATIONS TO OTHER SHUT-INS OR SICK PEOPLE. SHE HAS TROUBLE WALKING A FAR DISTANCE AND CAN NOT STAND VERY LONG. SHE COOKS HER OWN MEALS AND WILL FIX A MEAL FOR ME WHICH MAKES HER FEEL USEFUL AND NEEDED. (I REALLY DO STILL NEED HER VERY MUCH!). SHE HAS HER CHURCH FRIENDS AND HAS LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE SINCE 1928.

Wish List: 
1. INCONTINENT SUPPLIES 2. MORE FOOD STAMPS 3. MORE(NONE NOW) SUPP0RT FROM HER SON. 4. ASSISTANCE WITH HER PRESCRIPTIONS. 5. SOMEONE TO HELP CLEAN HER HOUSE ONCE A MONTH.