~ Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! ~
Ashley is a recent college graduate who used to pull her wheelchair up to the family table, with her beloved cat atop her lap, for every holiday meal. Her mom would not only help Ashley prepare these meals, but also assist her daughter with the personal and household tasks that she was unable to do on her own, like bathing and toileting. When her mom fell chronically ill over the summer, Ashley lost both her mother and her caregiver.
Three months later, the wooden dinner table of her memories is now replaced by plastic furniture in the common area of the nursing facility. Her friends are no longer her peers who used to visit, but rather the seniors who live in her corridor. You see, after Ashley’s mother passed away, she had no one to take care of her and nowhere to go, so she found herself placed in a nursing facility.
YOU can help Ashley, and others like her, go home.
With your financial gift today, Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) can help coordinate Ashley’s transition back home. Our transition services will work with all necessary agencies to ensure that Ashley is able to regain control and live life as independently as she chooses. From providing personal care services to job placement services, we can help Ashley regain control over her quality of life.
Please send in your gift right now, while you are thinking about it, so together, we can help Ashley, and others like her, go home. Because no one should be confined to a nursing facility when they have the ability to live independently with supports at home.
We wish you a joyous holiday season filled with love and friends. Thank you for your compassion and for helping support a life of independence for people with disabilities and seniors needing extra help.