Just Ask

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Just Ask

Reading this post may just save someones live and was formerly posted on my Facebook Page. Apologies if you have already seen it.

 

“I saw an elderly lady today who was struggling to walk. I drove past her, turned round and went back. I stopped the car and asked if she was alright. I could see she wasn’t and got her into my car.

She was visible shaken and slightly disoriented, not even sure initially where she lived. She lives alone and had been shopping, missed the turning for her road and become muddled and slightly worried.

I took her home once I had established her address and made her a cup of tea. I also rang her Doctors surgery to ask for her to be checked by a GP as she was not feeling well. The doctor phoned and then DID visit.

She admitted that she probably would have fallen had I not stopped to help her. Had she fallen she may have broken her hip, had that been the case that could have been £14k for a hip replacement and she may not have survived the op. POINT BEING …..if you see someone elderly who looks as if they may be struggling, please take the time to ask it they are OK. You may just save their life .xx”

Thank you.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

2 Comments

  1. Thank you Robert. We all need to take a little more time to care for our elderly. Many of them literally have no-one to care for them.

  2. That is a great example you have set, Caron – thank you for the prompt and for leading the way!

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