Client of the Month-Marjorie Poland
It is safe to say 2020 has been a year of surprises, frustration and finding ways to handle adversity. This month we have the opportunity to catch up with a client that we met when she needed assistance after suffering a broken shoulder. Marjorie Poland was lucky however. When her shoulder was broken in a fall, she didn’t need surgery. Her shoulder was immobilized and when she was ready, she called Affinity Home Care Agency for help. After an initial consultation, Marjorie met with a nurse followed by a couple of PT sessions and finally OT with Deb for about 2 months. Marjorie is generous in her compliments about how Affinity helped her heal and recover, but she absolutely gushes when she speaks about Deb, her occupational therapist, “I absolutely love Deb! She showed up every visit with new exercises that she did with me!” Marjorie really appreciated that Deb spent each session working with her and not just giving her hand outs. The planning that went into each visit with Marjorie is something that she believes was key to her recovery.
Marjorie Poland is a retired nurse. She lived in the Metro Detroit area since 1959, but has actually been a Florida resident for 20 years. She worked as a registered nurse until she retired at 65. Her career spanned working in the Farmington Schools, teaching a medical skills program for 10 yrs and worked in administration for special education. Marjorie has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. It seems one granddaughter will be following in her footsteps as she enters the U of M PA program!
20 years ago, Marjorie and her husband sold their family home to their daughter and moved to the Tampa area. She enjoyed golfing and an active lifestyle at the beach. She has since moved a bit more inland into a senior gated community where she is still very active. With covid restrictions she still does her water walking and grocery shopping, but other things are a bit more subdued. Marjorie spends her summers up here in Michigan in the family home that now belongs to her daughter. When she fell, she knew she had to have a successful recovery, so she could return to Florida when the weather turns colder.
We are thrilled to report that Marjorie is preparing to return to warmer weather after a full recovery! Marjorie credits her ability to recover to the Affinity team and her fabulous OT, Deb. What a true pleasure it is to assist Marjorie in her recovery and to know that she is comfortable to return to her active life. That is truly one of the best achievements of home care services! Congratulations, Marjorie Poland on your recovery and for being Affinity’s Client of the Month! Thank you for letting Affinity Home Care Agency help you along your recovery journey!! Have a safe trip home to Florida!!