Family Legacy is so honored to share the story of our recent Caregivers of the Month, Kyle and Janine Scott. This couple went much farther in their relationship than families often do and made such a difference in the life of their loved one.
“I am nominating my sister and brother in law. They selflessly took care of our father for the last 7 and a half years of his life. They got him to all of his doctor appointments. Gave him his medicines. Hired sitters to come in and give him a bath every day. They cooked every meal for him that he ate. They spoiled him. He was in a wheelchair and had very little use of his legs at all. They did whatever was necessary to make him comfortable. He had many health issues. He had heart problems and had a pace maker. He had lung cancer years ago and only had one lung so he required oxygen 24/7. He had COPD. He couldn’t walk. He often got pneumonia from aspirating so they had to cut his food up in tiny pieces. It was a full time job and then some. They at times gave up financial opportunities to take care of dad. My husband works out of town and I work 30 plus hours a week and had 3 kids at home so I wasn’t able to help very much. My kids and I would go over and sit with him at times and help and visit but Janine and Kyle were his primary care givers. I am so thankful for all they did to keep my dad at home. He never wanted to go into a nursing home. They made sure that never happened.”
– Submitted by Candy Owens
At the end of twelve months the review committee will select the Caregiver of the Year to be revealed at the Annual Luncheon. The Caregiver of the Year will win a 3-night trip to Florida, $200 spending money and an engraved gift and plaque.
Do you know a Caregiver? Nominate them today!