Mr. Smith’s life is now a little less overwhelming. Although a competent carpenter and janitor for most of his life, he remained functionally illiterate. When he lost his wife, he lost the one person who helped him navigate through the financial and legal aspects of his life. Forced to rely on a family member, neglect and financial exploitation left Mr. Smith on the verge of losing his home and without basic necessities like health services and food.
Senior Resource Connection stepped in to help with a representative payee who took over his personal finances saving his home and also made sure he had spending cash for food and other necessities. In addition, he receives ongoing home health aide services and an emergency response unit where he can call for help at the push of a button as well as Chore services which provides deep cleaning for bed bug infestations, carpet cleaning, grab bar installations, and other minor home modifications. With the help of a case manager who visits bi-weekly and assists him with any social needs, Mr. Smith is living very independently despite his challenges and receiving continuous services that help him remain in the home that he loves. If you would like more information regarding senior services or would like to make a donation, please visit www.SeniorResourceConnection.com or call 937-223-8246.