Click the video above to see Alta Schupp talk about the compassionate care she received from the Good Samaritan Society even after she went home.
No place like home [video]
92-year-old Alta Schupp pedals with a purpose. Her afternoon workouts are part of a plan that allows Alta to continue living in her own home. The plan also provided her with the same high level of care at home that she got during a recent post-acute stay.
You know that old saying, 'There’s no place like home?' Honey, there’s no place like home." – Alta Schupp, ARC Home Healthcare client
Alta battled pneumonia recently, and to recover, she came to the post-acute rehabilitation community at Good Samaritans Society – Lake Forest Village in Denton, Texas. The team there got her through the illness and helped her regain some of her strength.
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They talked about the next step after Alta’s post-acute care stay. Could she continue to live alone? Would she need assisted living?
Her kids wanted her to stay with them. “No, I want to go home,” Alta told them.
Below, transitional care coordinator Amanda Gatlin talks about why it's important to maintain a high level of care as clients move from post-acute rehabilitation back to their homes.
Care in transition
With Alta’s declaration, her care coordinator put together a home health plan that fit Alta's needs.
It included regular visits from a registered nurse and continued therapy to build strength.
“One of the things they told me was I could sit in that chair and be just as happy as can be," Alta says, “or I could do what they had worked on me with, and have a fuller life.”
Alta Schupp talks about how home health helped her recover at home. Click the video below.
Today, Alta is back at full strength.
She misses the regular visits from the ARC nurses and therapists, but she continues to follow their instructions.
“They left me not only with exercises, but some good philosophies, too,” she says. “I felt like they really cared about me as a person, you know? They weren’t just physical therapists; they were loving people who became my friends.”