This gentleman lived alone in a house on 15 acres in rural central Florida.
He had lost his wife about a year ago and was very depressed and lost a considerable amount of weight. Silver Wings was contacted by a Home Healthcare Company because the State Agency in this rural part of Florida didn’t have the resources to respond to this case because it didn’t seem “dire” enough at this time.
He was a World War II hero but now he needed immediate help
We met the gentleman and our initial assessment determined he needed to move to an assisted living facility as soon as possible.
- He had very poor nutrition, medication management, isolation, and depression.
- He was driving a car with no insurance and he had a suspended license.
- He was clearly a danger to himself and others.
We moved quickly to get him medical and mental help, assist him to apply for VA benefits that as a WWII vet he was entitled to, and identify an assisted living facility he liked and could afford. He moved into the facility and has thrived there. The friendship and social interactions with other residents have greatly improved his quality of life.
Respecting his service to our country
A Silver Wings Staff member volunteered to take him on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials with about 80 other WWII veterans.