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Elder care can be amazing when it is lovingly delivered

Many thanks to Kay Lazar for her wonderful article on Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley and its loving, thoughtful care of dementia patients (“Finding alternatives to potent sedatives,” Page A1, April 30). My mom, Jane Goedecke, died there in March at age 90, and her last year and a half was spent under their watchful care.

As a librarian, she was happiest with books, magazines, and newspapers around her, long past the point where they were understood. Simply holding them and puzzling over words gave her the most pleasure.

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On her last day, every staff member leaving the shift stopped by to tell her how much she was loved. Elder care can be amazing, and we were very fortunate.

Amy Gavalis

Bolton

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