Jeff is a Veteran who resides in Edgewood. He suffers from diabetes and was unable to walk outside of his apartment due to extreme pain. He required custom-made shoes in size 18 that could be adjusted for the wounds on his feet. Without other resources available, and due to his inability to walk to even the nearest store for food and supplies, he was no longer able to take care of himself. His social worker was encouraging him to move to the nursing home. When his home health providers learned about his needs, the Alice Foundation was able to help. They were able to fund the custom-fit shoes he needed to be independent and comfortable. Jeff remains living independently today.
Eleanor was suffering from high blood pressure. Her home health nurses were having trouble getting it under control and couldn’t understand why the tried and true prescribed medication that had worked in the past wasn’t working. After some conversation, Eleanor admitted that she hadn’t been taking her medication. Because of some unexpected expenses, she had to choose between buying food or paying the co-pay for her prescription. The Alice Foundation was able to help Eleanor to purchase the copay she needed for not just a month, but several months of medications.