Irene

In Touch

Every Sunday evening Kathy from OverC picks up the phone and calls her client Irene. Irene is 91 years old and lives independently and alone. This brings significant challenges. OverC has several roles in assisting Irene to function at her best and be as independent as possible. One of the most important of these roles is connecting with her on a regular basis. Whether its Sunday night or the morning of an important health care appointment, Irene and Kathy are frequently in touch . Together, they keep on top of any new issues and make sure Irene gets what she needs for her health and receives the support she requires to attend appointments. This could mean a simple reminder of time and place, transportation, or having Kathy at the appointment with her.  At 91 years of age it is not a simple thing for Irene to call a health care professional to discuss her needs. Kathy does this for her. She makes the call, has the discussion and writes down the outcomes. For Irene, it is a relief not have to make the call and a convenience to be able to pass on her results to her adult children who are very prominent in her life and like to know immediately what occurred with her appointment. The family knows and trusts Kathy to represent their mom in these important health care discussions. This relationship and trust is critical for everyone involved.

Most important of all for Irene is that it gives her independence........from everyone including her children whom she loves dearly and doesn't want to burden.

 

Irene

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OverC Health Management

100-1202 Emerson Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7H 2X1
 

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