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Helping Yourself Help Others by Susan Golant, Rosalynn Carter

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Institutionalization? Answering the Difficult Question

EDNA AND STEVEN ARE THE PARENTS OF ONE OF MY FRIENDS. After fifty-three years of marriage Edna suffered a debilitating stroke. It left her somewhat confused and with weakness on her left side. Following a stay in the hospital and several weeks at a rehabilitation clinic, she was deemed ready to go home. Edna was able to walk with a walker and could carry on a relatively reasonable conversation, but she was no longer able to take care of her personal needs or her household.

Steven took her home and immediately hired Bianca, an attendant, to care for her eight hours a day. Bianca shopped, cooked, and cleaned. She bathed Edna, went on walks with her, and became a companion as well as an ...

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