August 7, 2001
To whom it may concern,
This man, George Mackinnon, is not your common variety caregiver.
George is capable in many
different aspects of home maintenance, managing appointments and bill
paying, all the while he is
tending to the patient's needs, what ever that may include.
My husband, who had been handicapped with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's,
fell and broke his hip.
When I brought him home from the hospital, he was still unable to walk
or even turn over in bed.
George came into the picture at just the right time. He moved furniture
to accommodate the hospital
bed, etc., bathed and turned the patient, keeping him from getting bed
sores, keeping him clean,
lifting him to and from wheel chair, massaging, etc.
Two weeks after my husband died, my ninety-eight year old uncle,
at my insistence, came to live
with me, where George would be his caregiver. My uncle had been recovering
from a broken hip
as well, in a nursing home in Merced. When he arrived at my home he
had three ulcerated bed sores,
which George devoted a lot of attention to and in time, actually
managed to completely heal! Daily
close attention to massage and prompting the patient to walk, using
the walker, enabled him to keep
from developing any more bed sores. In some instances, George used a
wheel chair to transport my
uncle to and from the car, when driving him to get a haircut or to doctor
You will find that in short order, George has made himself indispensable.
I know that I could not have
made it through these last nine months without him.
Jo Ann Hubbard