Edith is 90 years old and has lived in Santa Cruz County her entire life. She grew up on a rural ranch near what is now Highway 17. Later, she adjusted well to city life when she moved to Santa Cruz in the 1940s. Edith has been a Homemaker, a Business Manager and even worked at the Wrigley Factory that had been out on the Westside in the mid 1960s.
Talented and Musically Inclined Lady
In Edith’s earlier retirement, she spent many years entertaining folks; singing and dancing with the Chorale at senior centers and retirement homes in the area. A talented and musically inclined lady, who could play the organ and piano, she created all of her costumes and choreographed her performances. Later, Edith joined Banjos by the Bay playing the Washboard. Yes, that’s right, the Washboard! It was an instrument that Edith played using special gloves to which she had attached thimbles.
Safe at Home: An Easy Choice for the Family
Although Edith has been living comfortably at Dominican Oaks there came a time when her family felt the need to bring in extra care. With their attention to detail and the benefit of having back-up caregivers ready for those just in case moments, Safe at Home was an easy choice to become Edith’s care giving provider.
Edith and Her Caregiver
Edith and her family are thankful that she was paired with her wonderful daytime care giver, Dana. “Those two are quite a pair!”, says Edith’s niece, who adds, ‘It is a blessing that Edith has a caregiver who although attentive, gives Edith her space and independence when needed all while conversing about varied subjects and laughing at amusing goings on.” The fact is all of the caregivers whom Edith has encountered with Safe at Home have been very good. Edith takes more walks now since her caregivers help get her moving, and she has even revived her stamp collecting hobby. Edith’s family feels that the added comfort and security of having excellent care through Safe at Home enabled Edith to thrive.