Reprinted with permission from Creators.
It often starts off easy. For me it did. An elderly friend needed some help with food shopping and dealing with the cable company. He has no family to speak of, and his close friends have died. Pushing 90, his thinking had obviously slowed, but he could still shave, bathe and dress.
So I volunteered to run some errands. No big deal. I’d drive him to doctors’ appointments and pick up drugs. When he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, I started taking him to the cancer center for infusions.
But as his three prescriptions swelled to seven prescriptions (he also has heart issues), he needed someone to manage the medications.…