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I hope things work out for her. In my prayers! Heartflowers
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(08-11-2019, 02:32 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: And she can have her dog there if she qualifies

Okay, now I am happy with that. Cheer Heartflowers Drinks Yeah3
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(08-11-2019, 02:32 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: And she can have her dog there if she qualifies

A dog or cat to many, if not most of us, is like a part of the family.
To someone who lives alone, especially the elderly, their pet is often their everything.

It's pleasing to see that this is often recognised.
When I worked in the funeral industry, there was this very large, modern retirement village that had the full level of services from independent living, to assisted living, to a nursing home for those in most need.

So I was a little surprised to see a caravan sitting in a large area between the two-storied buildings. It looked entirely out of place.
Curiosity led me to ask; there was an old guy who needed to be in assisted living but he point blank refused to move without his dog, a beautiful and very smart kelpie mix.
Somehow or other, a social worker convinced the church run board to allow the elderly gent to set-up a caravan where he lived with his dog.
I saw the man playing with his dog, having him chase a ball for exercise. It was obvious that he meant the world to him.

Considering how important a pet is to the health of the elderly, let's hope that accommodating a dog or cat at care facilities becomes the norm rather than the exception.
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(08-14-2019, 12:26 AM)Elric Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 02:32 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: And she can have her dog there if she qualifies

A dog or cat to many, if not most of us, is like a part of the family.
To someone who lives alone, especially the elderly, their pet is often their everything.

It's pleasing to see that this is often recognised.
When I worked in the funeral industry, there was this very large, modern retirement village that had the full level of services from independent living, to assisted living, to a nursing home for those in most need.

So I was a little surprised to see a caravan sitting in a large area between the two-storied buildings. It looked entirely out of place.
Curiosity led me to ask; there was an old guy who needed to be in assisted living but he point blank refused to move without his dog, a beautiful and very smart kelpie mix.
Somehow or other, a social worker convinced the church run board to allow the elderly gent to set-up a caravan where he lived with his dog.
I saw the man playing with his dog, having him chase a ball for exercise. It was obvious that he meant the world to him.

Considering how important a pet is to the health of the elderly, let's hope that accommodating a dog or cat at care facilities becomes the norm rather than the exception.

Nice story, @Elric.

That's a definition of caravan most here likely won't know
(I didn't) Wink -

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/caravan

car·a·van (kăr′ə-văn′)
n.
1. A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
2. A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
3. A large covered vehicle; a van.
4. Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.
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(08-10-2019, 07:46 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: I doubt that I've mentioned the older lady that is my neighbor.  Her husband died right before I moved here in '15.  
She has MS and I've always kinda checked on her.  She fell inside her home and was in the hospital.  She has no other family.  One of her friends has POA and doesn't think she's fit to live at home. Her dog has been boarded at the vet for the weeks this has been going on.

She's afraid she'll never get to come home and she'll lose her house and her dog.

Her name is Pam if you feel inclined to pray for her. I would appreciate it.

Ok, of course I will pray for your neighbor Pam.
Thank you for the opportunity!
Peace!
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(08-14-2019, 01:02 AM)Verity Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 12:26 AM)Elric Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 02:32 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: And she can have her dog there if she qualifies

A dog or cat to many, if not most of us, is like a part of the family.
To someone who lives alone, especially the elderly, their pet is often their everything.

It's pleasing to see that this is often recognised.
When I worked in the funeral industry, there was this very large, modern retirement village that had the full level of services from independent living, to assisted living, to a nursing home for those in most need.

So I was a little surprised to see a caravan sitting in a large area between the two-storied buildings. It looked entirely out of place.
Curiosity led me to ask; there was an old guy who needed to be in assisted living but he point blank refused to move without his dog, a beautiful and very smart kelpie mix.
Somehow or other, a social worker convinced the church run board to allow the elderly gent to set-up a caravan where he lived with his dog.
I saw the man playing with his dog, having him chase a ball for exercise. It was obvious that he meant the world to him.

Considering how important a pet is to the health of the elderly, let's hope that accommodating a dog or cat at care facilities becomes the norm rather than the exception.

Nice story, @Elric.

That's a definition of caravan most here likely won't know
(I didn't)  Wink -

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/caravan

car·a·van  (kăr′ə-văn′)
n.
1. A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
2. A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
3. A large covered vehicle; a van.
4. Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.

Oh okay, thanks for pointing that out @Verity . Heartflowers

Yes, you deduced correctly. Is an Airstream trailer something that Americans would be familiar with? That's what we call a caravan.
A caravan is basically a home on wheels that is typically clad in aluminium. They're quite popular for camping and for travelling.
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(08-14-2019, 01:24 AM)Elric Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 01:02 AM)Verity Wrote:
(08-14-2019, 12:26 AM)Elric Wrote: A dog or cat to many, if not most of us, is like a part of the family.
To someone who lives alone, especially the elderly, their pet is often their everything.

It's pleasing to see that this is often recognised.
When I worked in the funeral industry, there was this very large, modern retirement village that had the full level of services from independent living, to assisted living, to a nursing home for those in most need.

So I was a little surprised to see a caravan sitting in a large area between the two-storied buildings. It looked entirely out of place.
Curiosity led me to ask; there was an old guy who needed to be in assisted living but he point blank refused to move without his dog, a beautiful and very smart kelpie mix.
Somehow or other, a social worker convinced the church run board to allow the elderly gent to set-up a caravan where he lived with his dog.
I saw the man playing with his dog, having him chase a ball for exercise. It was obvious that he meant the world to him.

Considering how important a pet is to the health of the elderly, let's hope that accommodating a dog or cat at care facilities becomes the norm rather than the exception.

Nice story, @Elric.

That's a definition of caravan most here likely won't know
(I didn't)  Wink -

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/caravan

car·a·van  (kăr′ə-văn′)
n.
1. A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
2. A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
3. A large covered vehicle; a van.
4. Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.

Oh okay, thanks for pointing that out @Verity .  Heartflowers

Yes, you deduced correctly. Is an Airstream trailer something that Americans would be familiar with?  That's what we call a caravan.
A caravan is basically a home on wheels that is typically clad in aluminium. They're quite popular for camping and for travelling.

Sure, @Elric. Heartflowers Yes, that's an American brand. Wink
Another definition of caravan at the same link, and also "chiefly
British," was "house trailer," which equates to mobile home.
Mobile home is the common term here for a trailer-type permanent
dwelling. Heartflowers
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#48
I have only now read your thread, @FlyoverCountry.
Can't really add to what others have already stated,
namely what a good friend and soul you are to look
after your neighbor and her pet as you have been.

So good to learn that her prospects seem to be looking
much brighter, too! Heartflowers

God bless you, Pam and her dear doggie. And the
other individuals devoting time and effort to securing her
living situation. Hugs
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(08-14-2019, 04:38 AM)Verity Wrote: I have only now read your thread, @FlyoverCountry.
Can't really add to what others have already stated,
namely what a good friend and soul you are to look
after your neighbor and her pet as you have been.

So good to learn that her prospects seem to be looking
much brighter, too!  Heartflowers

God bless you, Pam and her dear doggie. And the
other individuals devoting time and effort to securing her
living situation. Hugs

She called me last night and said she got a letter from "someone" that her home would be sold but she couldn't find the letter. She gets confused so I don't know what is going on for sure.
Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
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(08-14-2019, 08:20 AM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: She called me last night and said she got a letter from "someone" that her home would be sold but she couldn't find the letter.  She gets confused so I don't know what is going on for sure.

Elderly with property are prime targets for ruthless crooks and scammers. Especially if they have no family looking out for them and are not in full possession of their faculties. She's probably so scared and unsure of what happens next. 1dunno1
When life knocks you flat on your face roll over and look at the stars.
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