“Mom flew to Chagrin Falls to be with my brother’s family for the holidays. On the second day, she fell and broke her hip,” explains her son Jack Wareham, who lives in California.
During the next six months, she had two surgeries, six hospital stays, multiple infections and complications, stays in two rehab facilities, and one 100th birthday party. “That’s a lot for anyone to go through, at any age,” says Jack.
Ullianee then spent one month at Crane House for rehab and respite care before going home to Iowa. “That July, she went back to the Assisted Living facility where she had lived for years,” says Jack. “But it became clear she needed more help.”
Ullianee fondly remembered her stay at South Franklin Circle and decided to move there permanently. “We like that Crane House tailors services and programs to the individual, not the other way around,” says Jack. Ullianee fills her days with all sorts of activities, making new friends with her infectious smile—things she had stopped doing back in Iowa.
“Not bad for someone who is 101,” smiles Jack as they share a laugh.
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