When CenterLight Allerton participant Betty Murray joined Teamcare 9 years ago, she struggled with chronic pain, as well as the realization that she needed long-term healthcare. Here, Betty’s daughter Elyse describes the impact that Teamcare has had on her mom’s life – as well as her own.
As a caregiver, I realized that I needed to be a little bit more proactive with my mom’s care. My mom is a very active young woman who is a leader in the community. She’s very artistic, very involved with her children, and very involved with any type of project that she’s working on. She has a very youthful mindset. But when I saw the fact that she was impacted with sciatica and that there was going to be a change in her lifestyle, I started thinking, wow—there’s a shift that’s happening. My initial response was: How am I going to do this? I started paying attention to the fact that life is happening. My mom is actually going through a little bit of a transition.
When she was in a nursing home, and going through some challenges, we were advised about CenterLight Teamcare. I watched the way they embraced us, when we connected with them. We were introduced to a team of aides and great doctors and assistants and love and social workers. And these are people that came to the home and that gave me a level of comfort. That told me I’m not alone. It’s just a warm, warm environment—they embraced my mom with all these different cultural arts, because she’s an artist. That just put a smile on my face, watching her take her art to another level. Those are the things that keep her going, keep her inspired, keep her happy. That makes me happy. To watch her at this stage of her life, to be continuously growing, is important to me. It’s amazing.
Learn more about Elyse, Betty and CenterLight Teamcare’s benefits for caregivers on our caregiver page.
H3329_2019_BLOGElyse Approved 03122019
Last updated February 28, 2019