Luz Cordero with her son and social worker Zaida Martinez
Luz is participating in our assisted living program
Programs: Assisted Living Program
“I don’t know what I would do without you guys,” says Luz’s son Luis Marrero. “It has been a great help for me and my mom. Now, I have a much better understanding of the situation my mom is going through.”
Earlier this year, Luis Marrerro was concerned and confused about the changes in his mother’s behavior and asked the social services department at Northgate II for help. Luz Cordero, 72, has multiple health issues including chronic pain, hypertension, osteoarthritis and memory loss, a potential early sign of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to arranging medical transportation and referring Luz for meals-on-wheels, the social services department made arrangements for Luz to receive a special evaluation for her memory loss at Rowan’s Institute for Successful Aging. The staff also referred Luz to Caring, Inc., our on-site assisted living program, through which Luz is receiving help with personal care, medication administration and light housekeeping.
Luis is very grateful for the services his mother receives. “I don’t know what I would do without you guys. It has been a great help for me and my mom. Now, I have a much better understanding of the situation my mom is going through.” Luz said that what she likes most about living at Northgate II is that she can participate in the community programs and “socialize with the other residents.” She also likes that she is able to keep her lovely cockatoo named Sue-Sue, her beloved pet for the past 20 years.