”I encourage our caregivers to bring their pets to meet and interact with their home care clients whenever possible, especially the clients with Alzheimer’s. It’s part of our larger goal of planning activities that will keep our clients mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged,” said Belton.
The Grandin Theater was built in 1932 and was the first theater in Roanoke to have “talking pictures”. The first movie ever shown at The Grandin was the 1931 film “Arrowsmith”, based on the Sinclair Lewis novel. At that time, tickets at The Grandin Theater were just $0.25 for adults and $0.10 for children.
Companion Home Care recently joined host Chris Conner on his show Mountain Mornings, which airs live on Roanoke’s The Mountain 102.5 FM from 6am to 12pm. Companion Home Care was represented by owner Michelle Belton, CDP, CAEd, DCP, and long-time Companion Home Care employee Melissa Anderson, both of Roanoke, VA.
My home care client, Christopher, lost his father, Charlie, a few months ago, and since then a lot has changed. For Christopher, change isn’t always the easiest to cope with. Thank goodness he has a good team & family to help him through it. We also took care of Charlie until his passing. My client hasn't said much about his feelings since.
I looked around at the other clients of the program. Of course, I am searching for those that are, "worse off" in abilities and trying to assuage my hesitancy about this situation. I see a very young lady, possibly middle to late teens, controlling her motorized wheelchair over into the mounting area near a horse. She's very slight of build with long braids. I can hear her bantering in a small but excited voice with the therapy instructors.