Grateful that my dad is well taken care of at 97 years old!

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Grateful that my dad is well taken care of at 97!

I am so happy that my old dad is able to live in his own home in Vancouver, and he has good care and good caregivers.  Since I live on Maui, it's not so easy to just pop in and help out.  He used to spend a lot of time with us here on Maui, but now traveling isn't so easy.

The health system in Canada has been great lately when he needed to be hospitalized for a whole month due to problems that are typical for an old man at this stage of his life.  I was up there the whole time and got a good look at the level of care and treatment, and can say I have no complaints.  He was in good hands the whole time, even during surgery.  The best part was... no crippling bill! 

Shout out to Mt. St. Joseph Hospital which is part of St. Paul's Hospital - thank you for taking great care of my dad!

Post surgery at St. Paul's Hospital Vancouver BC

Here he is post-surgery working on a sudoku puzzle

Since he's back in his own home, we've found some wonderful people to look after him and the house.  Vancouver is such a great city that many people come from around the world to live and work there, and especially in the health care field.  With some neighborhood connections, it didn't take long to find a good team of 2 women with professional nursing skills who can keep an eye on him and tend to his needs... including taking him to the barber for a haircut and shave!

out and about in Vancouver

Doesn't he look much better now!

Thank you ladies - you're doing a fantastic job.

 

Thanks for reading my Maui blog...

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

Comments (11)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are lucky to still have your father around Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 . My dad would be about the same age if he lived. My mother died (was murdered) at the age of 65. Neither got to see my children. You are fortunate indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 20, 2019 07:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You are blessed to have a father living at 97 years of age.  And, especially blessed that he is well cared for.

Nov 20, 2019 07:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

As the others have said, Georgie, you are so lucky to have your father with you at 97 years of age!!!!! And even more fortunate to have found good caregivers for him. 

Nov 20, 2019 07:58 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 your dad looks wonderful.... so healthy for 97 and independently mobile.... his mental capacity is unbelievable for his age....my mother will be 97 on dec.1.... she has dementia and is in a wheelchair in a nursing home....needs 24 hour care and attention....  but I'm fortunate to have her alive and we visit.... often she knows who I am....

Nov 21, 2019 04:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Georgie... how lucky are you to still have your Dad around at the age of 97! He looks wonderful and no doubt that is because of the great care he receives. I'm sure it puts your mind to rest when you're not there.

Nov 21, 2019 05:08 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Georgie. I agree with the others who have indicated how lucky you are to still have your Dad. I think he looks great in both pictures.

Nov 21, 2019 06:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Your father is a dapper looking dude. Quite handsome, and pretty strong looking too after just being hospitalized.  And I concur, Vancouver BC is a fabulous city. How wonderful that you have a great care-giver support system in place as you two are pretty much opposites in location. ( As you well know. ) I LOVED this post about your dad. 

Nov 21, 2019 09:59 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks to everyone for dropping by and leaving your nice comments!

Nov 22, 2019 04:32 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Aloha Georgie - it must be reasssuring knowing your Dad has such good care given the distance.  I must say he is looking well - I wouldn't guess he is 97.  Good for him!

Nov 25, 2019 08:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Georgie, you are so lucky to still have your Father in your life, and glad Canada's healthcare is working well for him.  Happy Thanksgiving!   

Nov 28, 2019 06:54 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am glad to read your Dad is getting GREAT care, Georgie.

Nov 29, 2019 07:50 PM