Senior Companions: Jimmie & Opal’s Story

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Opal, a Senior Companion, has made life much better for Jimmie, age 90, and his family. Before Opal arrived, Jimmie’s wife and his daughter, Renita, cared for him. Now, Opal provides companionship, ensures Jimmie has a meal each day, and allows his wife to take a moment for herself. Her help is a huge relief for Renita, who works full-time and has her own family to care for. Now she knows her parents are in good hands with Opal. When Opal isn’t there, Renita says, even Coco (the couple’s dog) misses her! Recently, the family experienced a rough patch as both Jimmie and his wife were admitted to the hospital at different times.

“I wouldn’t know what to do without Ms. Opal,” said Renita. “She’s our anchor!”

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