Mary's Story: A Crisis of Care and a Call for Advocacy
Vega, Leonila, Aging Today
Your office phone rings as you are preparing a will for your client Mary, a nurse who practiced for more than 30 years before retiring. She wants her will and power of attorney documents put in order, as she is in her 70s and has already recovered from one stroke.
You answer the phone. It is Mary's homecare worker, explaining that "something is happening" to Mary. She also explains that she found your business card in her papers and is calling for guidance. She describes Mary as being stiff and having difficulty speaking, and that she is frightened for both of them.
This is a true story, and one of the reasons I became an elder and disability rights advocate- to ensure …
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Publication information: Article title: Mary's Story: A Crisis of Care and a Call for Advocacy. Contributors: Vega, Leonila - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2011. Page number: 11. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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