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Misty Monroe HincheyNovember 7, 2017Dr. Kelly PerrittHCM 325-T20182-2 Journal EntryA few months ago, my mother and I noticed that my grandmother was having a little more trouble walking and just all in all getting around. We had talked to her many times on the phone, but hadn’t really been to visit. Finally, we made the drive one Saturday, and on the way tograndmas I get a call from my cousin that grandma had fallen and was being transported to the ED for evaluation. After her stay in the hospital, and working with their therapists for a few weeks she was released to go home. We then made the decision to get her a life alert pendant to wear, since she loves alone, and refuses to need any sort of outside help. We made a discretionary choice to purchase the life alert pendant for my grandmother. We were not made to purchase the device, it was just something we electively felt that she needed to keep her safe since she insisted that she wanted to still live at home alone at 86. In grandma’s mind only “old people” go to assisted living facilities, or nursing homes, and no one comes to see them, and “they’re just there.” After purchasing the life alert device, and getting her

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