-----Nancy's online calendar:https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nancyjames/planner
-----Nancy Ann James is in Room B130 at Clare Bridge, Brookdale Destin, 2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32550, 850-296-0630 (Brookdale) or 850-699-7783 (Clare Bridge).
-----Nancy's room phone number is 850-424-6923. Martin Duffy says her mailing address is to Clare Bridge Room A130, Brookdale Destin. She does get mail addressed to Room B130, Clare Bridge as shown above.
Driving directions appear in journal entries and on map to Dr. Wu: https://goo.gl/maps/SVXRzDHUWov
CaringBridge is an online place to share visits, photos, well wishes and invite friends. In addition, there is a calendar, called a "Planner" where co-authors can post visits or any time-related info. It is here:. (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nancyjames/planner.
) If invited to be a co-author, it means you can post entries to the planning calendar. There are no other responsibilities. If invited, you can share in the journal and invite others to do so.
In 2015, Nancy was struck with Afib. Since then she has had other health issues. but seemed to be getting better with her medications, walking, and activities. On February 19, 2017 she fell, hitting her head, a serious injury. That night she had brain surgery for the subdural hematoma at Bay Medical in Panama City, FL. Making an unusually successful recovery from the operation, given her age and condition, but not able to care for herself, on Feb. 26 she moved to a rehabilitation center, HealthSouth in PC. There she made progress, always eating well, happy to receive visitors, starting to walk. However, she reached the end of services provided there, but still was tired and not able to do many things.
On March 15, she transferred to Grand Boulevard rehab, where she did not make sufficient progress to go home. On April 12, she transferred to assisted living in the same building. With her repeated attempts to leave, they could not assure her safety. On June 13, she moved to a secure environment, Memory Care at Clare Bridge, Brookdale Destin.
I'm not sure any of her friends and relatives have a clear picture of her status because it changes so radically. One minute she is discussing a fine point about Buddhism from a book or remembering someone's last name. Another minute she cannot visualize the bike path where she walked every day for years. She may be trying to leave to go home to her family, although she does not know where or when that might be. One minute she's walking to the door, with or without walker. Another minute she needs to lie down and rest in the middle of eating dinner because she's too tired. One minute she's smiling and normal. Another minute she's not.
This story is told by Caroling Geary. I wish others would fill in, as I'm sure there is much more to be told. Write in the Journal. Add photos and captions in the Gallery. Visit the Planner.
Nancy James Phone: 850-424-6923.
Clare Bridge, Brookdale Destin
2400 Crystal Cove Lane
Destin, FL 32550
Clare Bridge Phone: (850) 699-7783
There are no specific visiting hours (but before 9PM, please). There is free WI-FI, with password available from office. Entry and exit with staff assistance. You can eat lunch (with menu choices) with her in the dining room for $8. There is an outdoor walking and seating area.
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