Service across the years: Bob Lyons

Service across the years: Bob Lyons


My name is Robert J Lyons I was in the
Navy. Island west of Japan. (Okinawa?) YEAH! I owned Bob’s Cafe in Sioux Falls for 60 years and I still own it. (Knock on door) Bob: “Come in.” Erin: “Hi Bob, how are you doing today?” Bob:”Pretty good because of you.” We started with some home therapies for him after a hospital stay. The therapy showed me how to get up and sit down in a chair, how to go to bed, how to get up, how to dress, showed me how to get in my shower. After that we continued
with some medical management for medications. She keeps in contact with
the doctor with the VA and if there is change of medication she takes care of
it, puts it in my pill box and asks me if there’s any other things you could do
for me. It’s important to listen to your clients because you can find out about how they’re feeling, if they’re not feeling well. Sometimes you’re the only
person they see for a week or even the day or whatever so it just helps them
feel like they’re cared for. She’s a wonderful girl. He would probably be at the assisted
living and I know that’s something that he doesn’t want to do. He likes his apartment. I wouldn’t get my medication, I wouldn’t get food and I
wouldn’t get transportation if I needed it. I just couldn’t function without Erin, Good Samaritan. It’s really nice to be able to keep people at home. I’ve
worked in the nursing home, I’ve worked at the hospital so I just I see the joy
people have being home. With the care that Erin gives me, she’s always on time, she
takes care of my medication and other needs. I also have a cleaning lady that furnishes transportation, and with her care, Good Samaritan’s care, I wonder if that’s why I lived to be 96.

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