Welcome to Full Life Care
Welcome to Full Life Care – formerly ElderHealth Northwest.
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Full Life helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses, physical or developmental disabilities. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving people’s lives and supporting caregivers. Since the 1970s, we have helped thousands of individuals preserve their dignity and avoid living in a nursing home or in isolation.
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by Nora Gibson, Executive Director
It’s the Thought that Counts
My mother, Joan Gibson, found her “way out” on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
Unfortunately, she passed the day before a special event I had scheduled for her at Gaffney House, where she lived for almost her last year-and-a-half. My daughter, Anne Stabler Moore, and I were going to stage a partial recreation of Anne’s August wedding, which Mom had to miss because she was no longer able to leave the house.
We were planning to dress up in our wedding finery and have flowers, cake, champagne, and sparkling cider. Then we would enact part of the wedding ceremony, and I had even hoped to perform the soon-to-be-classic mother-daughter choreographed dance that we did at the wedding to the song “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.
I ordered the cake and we planned our celebration for the afternoon of Monday, September 30th. But Mom contracted a chest cold the previous Friday and passed away surprisingly quickly.
During her final days, I reflected on the wonderful, but often difficult, realization of my vision for Gaffney House. . . . .