Lindsay Fleming, Nursing Facility Transition Coordinator
Nicole was a resident at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston who used the Money Follows the Person grant to move into independence. When we met she told me about an accident that she was in that has left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She has now moved out of the nursing home and shares an apartment with her son, and a family friend. Nicole has been very motivated to gain her strength back and works closely with the people around her to maintain her independence.
In the short time I have known and worked with Nicole she has made leaps and bounds in her recovery. Today I am so pleased to tell you that she has taken a volunteer job at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston. She commonly downplays her strengths, but I know Bethel is happy to have her, and the residents she is visiting with are beyond excited to chat with her. She also gets to help in the cafeteria. I am sure as she continues her volunteer position she will be doing more and more for Bethel. Nicole has always expressed gratitude to the people at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home and I know she is happy and excited to be able to spend some of her time there.