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Hanna Makani, 90 yr-old, reclines on adjustable hospital bed in her home in Petach Tikvah, Israel after suddenly declining in health

No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

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Hanna Makani, a 90-year-old of Persian descent, has been fortunate until recently, to have been able to take care of herself with a little help from her family. She had been able to go about daily activities and participate in family gatherings. In the past year, her health took a sudden decline and her doctors recommended that she enter a long-term care facility where she would have round-the-clock supervision she now, very much needed. Speaking with Hanna’s healthcare team, her daughter and daughter-in-law explained they would prefer to care for Hanna in her own home, if possible. After all, there is no place like home.

In order for that to happen, the home had to be outfitted with a special hospital bed with a pressure relief mattress to ensure she would not get bed sores, a lift to get Hanna from the bed to the shower or to a chair. This equipment was loaned to Hanna and delivered right to her home where a Yad Sarah volunteer explained to Hanna’s daughter, Eti, how to use the devices and answer any questions she might have.

Hanna can remain in her own home without fearing that she could be infected with Covid from another patient. She has the peace and comfort of her garden outside her window, her family around her who are prepared to care for her, and the ability to sleep peacefully on her own schedule.

It is a blessing to know that Yad Sarah lends this equipment to families without cost. They do not have to worry that when illness strikes, they have to be concerned if they can afford to have the care they need. Through donations Yad Sarah raises throughout Israel and the Diaspora, we make sure individuals such as Hanna are well taken care of with a whole heart. You can make a secure, tax-deductible donation day or night on this website to help us continue our humanitarian work.

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