Jan provided me with a chance to finally exhale knowing that my aunt was in safe hands in my absence. She was unwavering in her availability to us for about a year. My aunt’s health deteriorated suddenly and Jan helped to guide us into Hospice care where she passed a few days later.
My aunt was very independent, and mentally sharp as a tack, but had numerous chronic health conditions to manage. Living nearly 1000 miles away, I was finding it difficult to oversee her care from afar especially when emergencies arose.
Jan quickly got up to speed with my aunt’s health history by reviewing past medical records. It became obvious that her RN background was a treasure trove of needed information she used to navigate doctor appointments, follow-up care with the assisted living facility, and communication bridge for her doctors, nurses, P/T, Hospice, my aunt, and myself. I greatly appreciated her genuine compassion towards my aunt and her willingness to share her faith in God with us.
Perhaps the greatest compliment came from my aunt in her final hours when she told Jan how much her professional care had meant to her and that she thought this occupation suited Jan very well. My aunt told her to keep on with her work as it is so needed by others. My aunt told her that she loved her.
Jan was a blessing to both my aunt and myself.