This fictional story is about making elder care decisions. It tells of George, Verna, Doris, and other elders who have been admitted over time to St. Matthew Nursing Home – their final home – due to dementia or other debilitating medical conditions. Each questions how they landed here, as they live their final days and years in this unfamiliar place. Some are content, while others are desperate to go back home. Family members are also woven into the story, discussing their guilt over their reasoning for choosing a nursing facility. This book considers the options families have, including providing home care services versus the 24/7 nursing care provided in a nursing home. You also hear from the staff of St. Matthew, presenting their views, frustrations, and passion to do the right thing. What would you do if the decision was about your mother, or if you were part of the nursing home staff? She Presents Well delves into the issues we all have to face.
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