Short stays can be long on senior care
As F. Delmer Gorgen was preparing to leave the hospital following a second bout of pneumonia in three months, he was dreading the return home.
"I was so weak I couldn't do a thing. No housework, no cooking," says the 93-year-old Gorgen. "I was thinking I couldn't do any work."
Fortunately, Gorgen had another option. A nurse suggested he try a short stay at Atria Shaker, a senior living community in nearby Albany, N.Y.