Volunteers work together to help senior citizen
BATON ROUGE - A group of community volunteers made the home of a local senior citizen livable Sunday afternoon, after it was found full of mice.
A 76-year-old man was finally recovered after a bad fall and was ready to return to his home with the help of Homewatch CareGivers. It began with a call to Homewatch from Regency Place Rehab requesting home care for one of their patients who was being discharged.
"But his place was totally full of mice," said Nurse Knickerbocker. "We simply could not leave him in that situation. We had to do something, but what?"
Homewatch personnel called a local pest control and janitorial service, and found the price to clean the house was beyond the man's ability to pay.
The group of volunteers totaled eleven, including members of Fellowship Church, a lawn service, and a contractor to make home repairs.
"I am awed at the number and spirit of the volunteers," said Knickerbocker. "The community response was amazing and we are all receiving blessings by working together to benefit someone in need."