Posts Tagged ‘caretaking’

Feb 13, 2014 • I got a CAR!!!  Silvercare has been such a success for my mom and I that we got me a brand me wheelchair accessible car!  It has a swivel wheelchair lift with auto lockdown so I can secure my chair without help and just drive!  It also has autoguide hand controls so it doesn’t bother my arthritis to drive, Voiceprint activated secure entry, rear and side cameras, Bluetooth 5.0, navigation with autopilot cruise control, and so on!  I am so excited.  This is truly freedom for me!

Oh and of course I got the car in Silver! 😀

Speaking of Silver… Silvercare has really spread!  The word is out and we are getting calls from all over the country!  We are now in several dozen locations all over the country that manage specific regions.

And people are loving the technology!  I think Silvercare Smarthouses might be the new fad.  Who would have though that people would want to broadcast video of themselves doing nothing in their houses all day just for the fun of it?  I never thought that a trend would emerge from our attempt to care for people remotely.  The emails we’ve been getting about how Silvercare has changed people’s lives for the better are amazing!  That kids are able to watch Grandma from an interface over their desk after school from the other side of the country until Mom gets home to take over has allowed people to continue to live independently for so much longer!

It’s truly inspiring to hear the success stories of disabled young adults in particular.  With our automated remote med dispension and constant monitoring for problems young adults are able to live independent lives when they never could before especially those with developmental disabilities.

I could go on and on, but I’m off to a meeting with Google.  Can you believe it?!  I’ll check in again soon!

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August 12, 2012 • So the bad news is that my caregiver didn’t work out in the long term.  Things have been right rough on me and my mom.  She’s been out of a job for a while now taking care of me again.  But I realized that since she’s home taking care of me she could take care of others as well while their families are at work.  My mom wasn’t too keen on the idea at first, but once she warmed up to it and the word got out we’ve had more people wanting into our “program” than we can handle!

And that’s the great news!  It looks like my mom can actually support us being a caregiver while still taking care of me.  And its been a big help to some of our fellow Deepwellians as well! I’ve had some company at the house this way as well!

People drop off their loved ones on their way to work and my mom helps them with their meds and their meals during the day.  We are calling it “The Silver Care Center”. If this keeps up we are going to need a bigger place!

Also does anyone know anything about licensing for this kinda thing?  It seems that with the attention we are attracting we are going to need that soon!

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Sorry Deepwell

Mar 9, 2010 • I feel really badly about my last post.  I’m really sorry for accusing Deepwell of not caring about me until Ruby’s Bequest.  It’s just plain not true.  It would be easy to blame the crazy mood swings I get from being on Prednisone for my little outburst on this blog, but that wouldn’t be true either.  I am really truly sorry.

Ruby and her bequest has brought up a lot of conflicting emotions for me.  You see before the bequest and this blog, I hadn’t been feeling cared for by this community, but it never occurred to me that it could be any other way.  And then suddenly the people of Deepwell showed this outpouring of support for me and my mom, and I am so so thankful for that!  More than I could ever explain!

But at the same time I started to realize that things didn’t have to be how they had been.  (more…)

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Mar 6, 2010 • I have something to say, and even though it might upset some people here in Deepwell, it REALLY needs to be said.

Don’t get me wrong… I really apprecate how people here have tried to help me since this whole Ruby thing started.  But that’s just the problem.  It’s only been SINCE Ruby’s Bequest!

I’ve been suffering without enough help for quite a long time now, and it seemed no one cared until now!  And if people DID care… well they sure as heck didn’t DO anything about it all this time.  Then Ruby comes along and people suddenly start pretending to care just because they are accused of something in some paper half way accross the country!  Well this town DOESN’T care right!  At least it’s never cared right for ME!!!

So it’s great and all that people are finally starting to take notice.  But it really upsets me that it takes something like Ruby’s Bequest to make people start trying to care.  It’s really just sad.  Especially for me.

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Feb 22, 2010 • I was talking to Etta about starting a video blog, and she asked me if I’d be willing to post my video entries right here.  So here it goes:

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