The spine surgery and after

Usha Puri has been very active all her life and has a big social circle. Due to the constant back pain that troubled her for months, she was advised to undergo a spine surgery. Post-surgery, she was told to have complete bed rest. Usha Puri’s husband decided to seek professional help because it would be taxing for him to take care of his wife all by himself. The husband himself in his 80’s was not sure if he could provide the constant care required for his wife post-surgery. This is when the Puri family decided to hire a caregiver from Life Circle, a home nursing care provider.

 

Journey with Life Circle – The adept and cheerful home attendant

Anjali, an adept and cheerful caregiver, came in to help. It started with professional caregiving but soon the patient-caregiver bond strengthened and developed into a mother-daughter-like relationship as described by the caregiver. Anjali’s care and concern proved to be the much-needed recipe for Usha Puri’s smooth recovery. She takes very good care of the patient from the time she arrives in the morning. She prepares morning tea, helps with brushing, bathing, grooming, etc. and helps her move around. Most importantly, she is a great companion and never leaves the lady alone. Usha Puri describes Anjali as the best companion she could have had at this time of need. She does everything with all her heart.


Anjali with Mrs. Puri

Journey hereafter…

Usha Puri cannot wait to get back on her feet again and to her circle of friends and family.

Anjali loves her job. She says she wants to serve seniors and spread happiness; she wants to touch a chord with as many needy patients as possible. Her family is very supportive about her job.

Anjali is a graduate and loves her work as a professional caregiver. People like her opting for caregiving as a profession gives caregiving the much needed fillip as a dignified, meaningful profession. The team at Life Circle hopes that such stories motivate many more individuals to take up the profession, hence contributing to reducing the gap in demand versus supply of caregivers for seniors at home. Ageing with dignity is not possible without a good supply of committed workers willing to work in homes of seniors, which often is their first choice of place when it comes to elder assistance.

About the author

Aparajita
Aparajita, has a background in dentistry and has done a Masters in Public health from the EHESP- French school of public health. She has worked at organizations such as WHO(Geneva), URC- Eco(Paris), HandsOn Suburban Chicago & NWSRA(Chicago). Now she is working at Life Circle as the care coordination officer. She believes it’s best when career and passion come together. Her vision to bring some grass- roots level change through organized efforts gives her the drive to work. In her spare time, she loves moving around the city, exploring new places and making memories.

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